2024 Chrysler 300 Redesign, Engine, MPG – If you’re the type of person who prefers paging through physical books instead of swiping on a Kindle, the 2024 Chrysler 300 could be the big sedan that tugs at your nostalgic heartstrings. Old-school sedans like this one simply don’t sell in the numbers that they once did, which is why rivals like the Chevrolet Impala have been discontinued entirely.
Still, there’s something endearing about the 300’s effortless swagger and its burly available Hemi V8 engine with 363 horsepower. Chrysler added more safety equipment for the 2021 model year, but this is one area where the 300 shows its age. It also uses lots of gas and its Dodge Charger corporate cousin offers even more power. But in a crowd of crossovers, we’re happy that the flawed but characterful Chrysler 300 still exists.
2024 Chrysler 300 Redesign
2024 Chrysler 300 streamlined the range and reduced the number of trims to four. For 2022, the 300 continues as is, surviving for yet another year, this time with hardly any notable changes. All 2022 models get an N95 cabin air filter and a security alarm is added to the Comfort Group package, which is optional on Touring L and 300S trims.
The Touring L trim gets the Sport Appearance package, complete with 20-inch alloy wheels, as standard from this year. The S trim gets more standard equipment too in the form of navigation, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and a premium audio system with nine speakers and a trunk-mounted subwoofer. Three exterior colors are removed this year and only two interior color schemes remain.
It might still impress the neighbors from the outside, but the 300’s interior has undeniably aged. Fortunately, this perception relates mostly to the dated design, but once you start using it, the cabin functions well. The controls for the ventilation and infotainment system don’t require a steep learning curve, the lounge-like seats are super comfortable and spacious, and the upper trims feel quite luxurious.
The Touring is rather basic, though, with cloth upholstery and no heated seats. But higher up, the 300 comes with leather upholstery and power-adjustable seats for both occupants in the front. The safety suite remains rather disappointing, as lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control are both optional, and only on the top two trims.
The base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, but these figures rise to 300 hp/264 lb-ft for the S V6. This engine can be paired with either RWD or AWD, while an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission is standard. The S V8 gets the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with a stout 363 hp and 394 lb-ft and also uses an eight-speed auto. The Hemi’s lazy nature is reflected in its maximum engine speed of just 5,800 rpm, but in our review, it moved the big sedan along at an effortlessly rapid pace and emits a pleasing rumble when pushed.
Passing slower traffic and merging on the highway is no chore for the big V8, and it’s this engine that best suits the 300 as it quickly gets the sedan up to the top legal speed and then some. The V6 isn’t bad, but it needs to work harder at higher speeds. Around town, it delivers more than enough power. The transmission is a quick and unfussed unit, only pausing for a bit longer than ideal when stepping heavily on the gas. Both S-badged derivatives come with paddle shifters for drivers who prefer to take more control over proceedings.
2024 Chrysler 300 Release Date and Price
The 2024 Chrysler 300 will cost $31,540 for the Touring, excluding a destination charge of $1,495. That’s a $1,095 increase over last year’s model. Next is the Touring L at an MSRP of $34,540, followed by the S V6 at a price of $38,490 and $42,490 for the S V8. These prices all exclude tax, licensing, and registration costs. Opting for AWD on the lower two models will add $2,750 to the bill, but both S derivatives can only be had with RWD.