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2016 Chrysler 300S Test Drive Review

Drawing from over six decades of inspiration and innovation, the 2016 Chrysler 300S makes a bold statement as America’s luxury sedan.

Its refined and mature essence is bolstered by an athletic appearance and plenty of performance and technology to back it up.

Join us as we explore what makes the 2016 Chrysler 300S a popular choice for those seeking a luxury sedan with a muscle-car spirit.

 

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2016 Chrysler 300S Exterior

The 2016 Chrysler 300S can’t help but turn heads with its strong proportions and confident stance.

The prominent front grille gets a blacked-out treatment, further enhancing the look of the signature Chrysler wings, and the S model trades in the 300’s standard shoes for 20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels.

Body color design details, sculpted side sills, and a deck lid spoiler round out the car’s appearance to make one mean looking sedan. Our test model was especially appealing with a coat of Granite Crystal Metallic paint, one of eight elegant exterior colors.

You don’t have to wait to be inside the car to experience the 300S’s luxury amenities — the driver and passenger door handles sense when your fingers wrap around, and automatically unlock one or all doors depending on your settings.

The 300S also comes standard with a remote start system which is handy for getting a head-start on heating or cooling the cabin.

 

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2016 Chrysler 300S Interior

Using world-class materials and distinctively American design, the interior of the 2016 Chrysler 300S captivates all who enter.

The standard leather-trimmed bucket seats are available in a variety of colors with matching interior trim inspired by popular cities like Manhattan, Detroit, La Jolla, and Sausalito.

Our test model came with a black interior and Ambassador Blue Nappa leather seats that evoke Detroit’s tenacious, “never-say-die” spirit. Piano Black trim pieces draw attention to the center stack, steering wheel, and gauge cluster, while matte carbon hydrographic accents complete the sophisticated and sporty look of the cabin.

Although the interior’s fluid shapes and craftsmanship have a charm reminiscent of the golden years with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, the technology that’s available in the car is definitely rooted in the future.

Standard on the 2016 Chrysler 300S is the award-winning 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system paired with 10 Beats Audio speakers and a 552-watt amplifier. From the large touchscreen, you can access a wealth of entertainment and information options, as well as vehicle settings. New for 2016, Uconnect now features Siri Eyes Free and a drag-and-drop menu bar so you can place all your favorite apps on the home screen.

And on days when you just want to disconnect from technology, an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof is there to let you soak in the sun and fresh air.

 

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2016 Chrysler 300S Performance

The 2016 Chrysler 300S comes standard with a beefy 292 horsepower 3.6-liter V6, and for those wanting a little more muscle, Chrysler also offers the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque.

Our test model came equipped with the glorious sounding V8 engine mated to an automatic 8-speed transmission, and when Sport mode is active, the 300S transforms into a proper performance sedan with a firmer steering feel and increased engine and throttle response. A new sport-tuned suspension keeps the 300S grounded while 245/45ZR20 performance tires deliver plenty of grip.

When you don’t need maximum power, the HEMI V8 engine automatically deactivates four cylinders to optimize fuel economy, helping it achieve an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway**.

Piloting the 300S is both relaxing and rewarding thanks to a unique blend of grand-touring and enthusiast-inspired characteristics like electric power steering and lightweight axles. Vehicle dynamics have been engineered to allow you to feel connected with the road while still delivering a smooth and quiet ride.

 

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2016 Chrysler 300S Safety

As a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2016 Chrysler 300S offers more than 80 safety and security features including full-speed forward collision warning which provides autonomous braking when it senses a potential collision.

Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes work under the guidance of electronic stability control and electronic roll mitigation to keep the car on course, and traction control makes sure the 300S doesn’t lose its footing.

In the event of a collision, advanced multistage front airbags and supplemental side-curtain and rear airbags help minimize injury to passengers. Emergency service providers can also be contacted with the press of a button via Uconnect Access.

Other safety features on our test model include ParkSense front and rear park assist system, blind spot and cross path detection, and a rear back-up camera.

 

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2016 Chrysler 300S Overall

There are a lot of luxury sedans on the market, but few make a statement like the Chrysler 300S. Its born-in-Detroit design, technology, and muscle-car performance deliver a driving experience that can only be described as uniquely American.

Starting MSRP for the 2016 Chrysler 300S is $35,470, and our test model came well-equipped at $44,155*.

Experience the world-class quality and technology of the 2016 Chrysler 300S by visiting your local AutoNation Chrysler dealership.

 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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