Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - September 4, 2019

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The Chrysler 300 is a relative dinosaur, as it went through its last redesign way back in 2011. That said, the 300’s classic design caters to buyers seeking this throwback look. When the 2020 Chrysler 300 rolls into showrooms, which is rumored to be its final model year, it will be a carryover model with only minor tweaks to its color options and minor visual tweaks.

Put a 2011 Chrysler 300 and a 2019 model next to each other and try to spot the differences. Sure, there are some nips and tucks, but they are mostly the same vehicle. This design will carry on unchanged again in the 2020 Chrysler 300. Despite its age, the 300 has become somewhat of an icon in the full-size segment, as it delicately combines luxury and muscle in one straightforward three-box design.

The only changes of note to the 2020 Chrysler 300’s appearance include three new colors – Amethyst, Frostbite and Canyon Sunset – and a new Red S Appearance Package that adds Black Noise-colored badges, a red insert on the Chrysler wing badge, and 20-inch Black Noise-colored wheels. Buyers can get the Red S Appearance Package in six exterior colors: Canyon Sunset, Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, Gloss Black, and Bright White. Buyers can also add Radar Red interior to the Red S Appearance Package.

Inside, the 2020 Chrysler 300 will continue with the same roomy and well-equipped interior it has in 2019. The cabin will include well-padded seats, optional leather upholstery, 40.1 inches of rear legroom, and a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. On top of being spacious and comfortable, the 2020 300 will continue to boast plenty of desirable standard features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear floor mats, satin-chrome bezels, LED-illuminated cup holders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rotary shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheels, eight-way power driver’s seat, six-speaker audio system, 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, high-definition radio, and much more.

Under its hood, all will remain the same in the 2020 Chrysler 300. Its base engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 that punches out 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque in the base 300 or 300 hp and 264 lb-ft in the 300S. There will also be a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 available in the 300S and standard in the 300C that will produce 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. V6-equipped 300 models will have optional all-wheel drive.

Due to a “Marginal” rating in the IIHS small-overlap driver’s side and “Poor” rating in the IIHS headlight test, the current 300 missed being a Top Safety Pick. It does, however, offer optional automatic emergency braking in 300S and higher trims that received a “Superior” rating in the forward-collision avoidance test. Other optional advanced safety equipment will include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-path detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and front and rear parking sensors. With no changes to its construction or safety equipment, we expect the same scores for the 2020 Chrysler 300.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official on-sale date for the 2020 Chrysler 300, so stay tuned for updates.

With no significant changes in the 2020 Chrysler 300, we expect pricing to also remain almost unchanged from the current MSRP range of $30,695 to $43,440 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Chrysler 300 will compete with the Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Impala, and Nissan Maxima.

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