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Equipped with the right winter tires, the 2015 Chrysler 300C AWD is a premium snow chariot.
(Platinum model shown.)
 
While crossovers might be an industry sales success, Chrysler's largest sedan is a welcome option to buyers who prefer a lower center of gravity without giving up the reassurance of all-wheel drive in inclement weather.
 
  • MSRP: $40,570
  • Tested Price: $41,565 (includes $995 destination fee)
  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque
  • 18 mpg in the city
  • 27 mpg on the highway
  • 21 mpg combined
  • Trunk Volume: 16.3-cubic feet 
     

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Sharp lines and subtle curves create a balanced stance on the 2015 Chrysler 300C AWD.
(Platinum model shown.)

Hits

  • Strong acceleration from the powerful V-6 engine
  • User interface of the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect® infotainment system is one of our favorites in the market today
  • Interior is very spacious; taller passengers will find the outboard rear seat offers plenty of leg (40.1-inches) and headroom (37.9-inches)
  • L.A.T.C.H. anchor points in all three rear seats make this sedan an option to growing families who don’t see themselves in a CUV or minivan
  • Minimal amount of hard plastics used throughout interior adds a premium touch to this luxury-focused vehicle
  • Voluminous trunk with 16.3-cubic feet of cargo carrying capacity
  • 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Large car award recipient


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While the interior cabin is extemely pleasing to the eye, we found the leather seats a bit harder than we'd like. (Platinum model shown.)

Misses

  • Seat cushioning is hard and becomes uncomfortable for periods of sitting lasting two hours or more
  • While most of the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, the top part is a simulated wood with a plastic-feeling surface that cheapens the upscale feel of the sedan
  • Uconnect® system is slow compared to some competitors (i.e. Ford’s SYNC3) when entering a destination address
  • Shorter drivers might find an optimum seating position a challenge to be had as the shoulder lines are quite high, side windows small, and the dashboard is extremely high — making for visibility issues
  • Standard 19-inch highly polished aluminum wheels date the vehicle back to the mid-1990s

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Value Retention

In regards to value retention, the Chrysler 300 sits in third place (out of seven) within our three-year-old large car segment by holding 48.7% of its value in 2015.  The 300 outperforms the segment value retention average score of 46.2% for 2015.

Our Verdict on Twitter

@NADAUsedCarGde says, “2015 @Chrysler #300C #AWD packs power and sure-footedness in full-size sedan form.”