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2014 Chrysler 300 Sedan - Overview

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$30,995 – $48,900 MSRP

$29,781 – $47,268 Invoice

18 / 27 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

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2014 Chrysler 300 Sedan

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Overview

What's New for 2014:

  • Motown, Glacier, and Luxury Series trim levels discontinued
  • The "8" is dropped from the end of its name on the SRT performance model

Introduction
The 2014 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan that competes against the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Kia Cadenza, Nissan Maxima, and Toyota Avalon.

Models and Features
At the beginning of the model year, Chrysler sells the 2014 300 sedan in standard, S, C, John Varvatos, SRT Core, and SRT Premium trim. Typically, the company rolls out special-edition versions of the car as the year progresses.

Upgrading to the 300S adds a sportier suspension, Sport driving mode, paddle shifters, power-adjustable front sport seats, premium sound system, universal garage door opener, darkened exterior trim including a black chrome grille and headlamp bezels, fog lights, and 20-inch aluminum wheels with performance tires.

The 300C builds on the base model with perforated leather, a power front passenger's seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated and power-adjustable wood-and-leather steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, memory for the driver's settings, heated and cooled cupholders, and a power rear window sunshade. This version also includes a premium sound system, navigation system, and chrome wheels.

The John Varvatos treatment mixes and matches 300S and 300C equipment and includes a unique mesh grille insert, platinum exterior trim, premium leather upholstery, extended leather treatment for the cabin, and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

The 300 SRT is a more powerful, performance-tuned version of the car offered in Core and Premium levels of specification. Select Premium trim and the car comes with an upgraded Sport driving mode and an adaptive damping suspension.

Inside, the SRT Premium is equipped with leather seats that have perforated suede inserts, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, memory for the driver's settings, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, heated and cooled cupholders, power-adjustable pedals, and genuine carbon fiber trim. The SRT Premium trim level also gets a premium sound system, navigation, universal garage door opener, upgraded interior trim, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive HID headlights, silver-painted brake calipers, fog lights, and unique 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Options and Packages
All Chrysler 300 models can be upgraded with a dual-pane sunroof and all but the SRT are offered with all-wheel drive. A Safety Tec package that contains adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection system, rear cross-traffic alert system, forward-collision warning, and front and rear park-assist sensors is available for all except the SRT Core version of the 300.

Additionally, the standard 300 can be optioned with upgrades that are included for the 300S, including a reversing camera, premium sound system, and a navigation system. Choose the 300S, and you can add navigation plus a black-painted roof, V-8 engine, adaptive automatic high-beam HID headlights, and a Luxury package that includes many of the upgrades offered as standard equipment on the 300C.

Options for the 300C include 20-inch wheels, a V-8 engine, adaptive HID headlights, and a Harman/Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and 900 watts of power. The latter two items are also offered for the John Varvatos version.

The 300 SRT Core is offered with navigation, Harman/Kardon sound, summer performance tires, and red-painted brake calipers. The SRT Premium can be fitted with a black-painted roof, summer performance tires, special Laguna leather seats, extended leather treatment, and a Black Vapor Chrome package.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Chrysler 300, 300C, and 300 John Varvatos trim levels are equipped with a standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine that makes 292 horsepower. The 3.6-liter V-6 is also standard in the 300S, but as a result of minor engineering tweaks makes 300 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional.

A 5.7-liter V-8 engine is optional for the 300S, 300C, and John Varvatos versions. It generates 363 horsepower and includes Fuel Saver technology that allows the engine to operate on half of its cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to conserve gas. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard, and AWD is optional.

The 300 SRT has a 470-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 engine, and the power is delivered solely to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
Stick with the V-6 engine and the 2014 Chrysler 300 will return from 18 mpg in the city to 31 mpg on the highway, depending on drivetrain selection, according to the EPA. The 5.7-liter V-8 is rated to get from 15 mpg in the city to 25 mpg on the highway, depending on drivetrain selection. Get the most powerful version of the 300 sedan, the 300 SRT, and fuel-economy ratings are 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. This version also incurs a gas-guzzler tax.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Chrysler 300 receives an overall crash-test rating of 5 stars (out of 5 stars). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not rated the 2014 Chrysler 300 as this overview was written.

Depending on the version selected, the 2014 300 sedan is available with several optional safety features. Highlights include a reversing camera, park-assist sensors, blind-spot information system, lane-departure warning system, forward-collision warning system, and rear cross-path detection. Adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam operation are also available.

Available Trims for the 2014 Chrysler 300 Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base 8 speed automatic $30,995 292-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 19/31
S 8 speed automatic $34,395 300-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 19/31
SRT8 Core 5 speed automatic $44,900 470-hp / 6.4L 8-cyl 18/27
SRT8 5 speed automatic $48,900 470-hp / 6.4L 8-cyl 18/27

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