This model of the 2022 Chrysler 300 is still a respectable model to go for, but it is starting to show its age in terms of cabin and exterior design. It is spacious, but does not really give any feeling of luxury that many of its rivals give. This review of the 2022 Chrysler 300 will go through the different specs and features this car offers to its riders.
In terms of major design changes, the 2022 Chrysler 300 doesn’t have much to offer for that. However, it does sport a new N95 air filter which comes standard with all trim levels. Certain packages have also been updated, such as the Comfort Group Package that now has an updated alarm system with it. There is also the Sport Appearance package that gives the Touring L an upgrade to its wheels.
According to trusted sources, the 2022 Chrysler 300’s price seems to be split between the 3 trim levels offered. These are the Touring, Touring L, and 300S trims, all with a different set of features and amenities to suit your driving needs. The Touring trim level will have a starting MSRP of around $34,110, being the base model of the 300’s lineup. The next trim level is the Touring L, starting off at an MSRP of $37,665. Lastly, the 300S rolls around at a price point of $43,070.
When it comes to leasing the 2022 Chrysler 300, the lease terms tend to span for about 3 years. It’s quite possible to find deals with only a $1,000 down payment fee, with terms of $846/month for 36 months. Some buyers might also be interested in taking the lease for 5 years, although that depends on your own economic standing to see if it’s feasible.
This iteration of the Chrysler 300 comes with 2 engine options: A 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6, and a 5.7-Liter HEMI V8. In all three of the trim levels, the V6 engine comes standard. The V8 engine is only available as an option for the 300S trim.
The 3.6-Liter V6 is capable of around 292 horsepower and a torque output of 260 pounds-feet for the Touring and Touring L. The 300s takes things a bit higher with performance that outputs about 300 horsepower and 264 pounds-feet of torque. These are available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive systems, as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission that’s standard for all the cars on the lineup. A rear-wheel drive V6 is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
The 5.7-Liter V8 gives the Chrysler 300 a bit more muscle, producing 363 horsepower and a torque output of 394 pounds-feet of torque. It is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds, being able to run a quarter mile in 15 seconds. In terms of drive feel, the V8 300S would be the way to go as it can utilize its Sport Mode to the fullest.
The brake system, composed of a set of standard disk brakes, can be upgraded further to a performance variant. However, the consensus on its brakes is that its both responsive and powerful to suit the situation at hand. Steering is mostly lightweight at low speeds, and quite hefty when finally running at highway speeds. It does get a bit sticky on tighter turns and the suspension system on the 300 doesn’t help to alleviate it.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The Chrysler 300 has already been given EPA ratings for fuel economy. The 3.6-Liter V6 models have earned ratings of 19 MPG/City and 30 MPG/Highway with rear-wheel drive systems. Those using all-wheel drive systems experience a reduced fuel efficiency rating of 18 MPG/City and 27 MPG/Highway.
The 5.7-Liter V8 model of the 300s trim has earned an EPA rating of about 16 MPG/City and 25 MPG/Highway.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the 2022 Chrysler 300 is spacious, but is starting to show its age. With the Touring model, the Chrysler 300 comes with Cloth coverings for the bucket seats. This is improved as you go up the trim levels, with the Touring L upgrading it to Nappa leather bucket seats. There is also an option to swap these out for perforated leather bucket seats. The 300S tops the upgrades out by swapping them out for sport bucket seats, covered with Nappa Leather. Most of the surfaces in the cabin of all models of the 300 uses a soft-touch rubberized plastic, accented by a leather-grain pattern. It does feel nice to the touch, but it doesn’t shake off its artificial looking build. Its design is massive, giving the 5 passengers it can fit ample room to use, but it sometimes feels like the layout is starting to age. This can be especially seen in those elements of the cabin that use hard plastics that are quite cheap looking. In terms of cargo capacity, the trunk has a volume of about 16.3 cubic feet. This is quite spacious when compared to the cargo volumes of its competitors, which gives the 2022 Chrysler 300 some practicality for the cost. The back seats can also be folded in order to mount child seats should you need them.
The Chrysler 300 utilizes the Uconnect Infotainment Suite to make sure its guests are entertained throughout their journey. It comes with an 8.4-inch display that is standard for all models, packed with Integrated Voice Command and Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options, as well as a media hub with audio jacks and USB ports. The 300s’ standard infotainment suite comes with multiple other features such as built-in navigation systems, as well as access to the various services of SiriusXM. All models do get a one year trial of SiriusXM Guardian, however.
The NHTSA has given the Chrysler 300 a rating of four stars when it comes to the Overall Safety Rating. For those looking for driver-assistance features, these are available in the SafetyTec Plus package and include staples such as automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
The Limited Warranty for the Chrysler 300 spans for about 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty lasts for 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven. Chrysler does not offer any plan for complimentary scheduled maintenance.