The range-topping Chrysler 300C is a decent value for a luxury buy. Backed by the old-school soundtrack of a muscular V8, it’s swathed in quilted leather and Mocha wood bezels, and it includes niceties like heated rear seats and temperature-controlled cup holders.
But for most buyers, the value sweet spot is the Touring L trim. For a starting price of $34,035 (including destination), it comes with leather seats, a heated and power-adjustable front row, keyless entry, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and flashy 18-inch rims. All-wheel drive is a $2,500 option, but it dings the 300’s already mediocre fuel economy. Instead, we’d spend the cash on the 300 Premium Group, which adds in some useful safety tech along with navigation and an upgraded sound system.
So equipped, our Chrysler 300 is a genuine luxury cruiser with charisma to spare, for well under $40,000.
- Model: 2019 Chrysler 300 Touring L
- Engine: 3.6-liter V6
- Output: 292 hp / 260 lb-ft
- Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 19 City / 30 Hwy
- Options:300 Premium Group ($3,295, nine-speaker Alpine surround-sound system with a trunk-mounted subwoofer, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, side-mirror turn signals and courtesy lights, LED fog lights, navigation, remote start, satellite radio and traffic, a universal garage door opener, front and rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert)
- Base Price: $34,035 (including the $1,395 destination fee)
- Best Value Price: $37,330