The 300S is the next in the pricing hierarchy at $37,790 and is focused on providing a sportier experience. A performance tuned suspension and a slightly more powerful V6 (now rated at 300 hp) are joined by exterior updates like 20-inch black wheels and piano-black trim, which also makes its way inside. Paddle shifters, sport seats, and a sport button that cuts the shift times by nearly half round out the standard performance updates.
The S Model Appearance Package ($1,795) furthers the sporting look with a rear spoiler, body-color front fascia and front fascia applique, a black chrome grille surround, lower grille close-out panels, and LED fog lights. The 300S Alloy Package ($695) applies a dark bronze hue to its 20-inch wheels, the grille surround, and badging, in addition to adding titanium finish exhaust tips, alloy floor mats, and a liquid titanium chrome wing badge.
The 300S Premium Group ($3,495) includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, park assist, a driver's auto-dimming exterior mirror, turn signal indicators in the side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, and navigation. The 300S Premium Group 2 ($1,995) adds HID headlights, auto-leveling headlights, door sill scuff pads, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a power sunshade, a power tilt/telescope steering column, ventilated sport seats, a trunk mat, and memory for the radio, driver seat, and mirrors. Finally, the SafetyTec Plus Group ($1,695) includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.