2016 Chrysler 300

2016 Chrysler 300 should represent third generation of this great sedan. Its production started back in 2005, and second generation started in 2010. But, according to latest info, we will have to wait for 2017 model year, in order to see generation change.  

2016 Chrysler 300 Front

 What to expect from 2016 Chrysler 300

2016 model year changes should include several enhancements, but noting majorly significant. Delay of generation switch was announced indirectly by CEO of Chrysler Group, Sergio Marchionne, when he spoke about Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 changes. Those two models will share the same platform, and will offer rear-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive will be available as optional. New generation Chrysler 300 will have engine change, but will keep offering both V6 and V8 power units.

2016 Chrysler 300 will bring only minor changes, compared to the following year, and it will include few exterior colors, and some new accents, that will refresh the look of the sedan, but will not hint the changes that are yet to come. Thanks to great designers, and previous model year small facelift, Chrysler vehicles don’t have to have defined generation switch, because their appearance keeps being attractive and modern for a long time.

2016 Chrysler 300 Rear

2016 Chrysler 300 performance and mpg

Although we believe that generation changes will bring stronger units, current engines are doing pretty well too. 2016 Chrysler 300 will come with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing capable to produce 300 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Chrysler 300 optional engine is 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 363 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either RWD or AWD.

Average fuel economy is rated at 19/31 mpg for models with RWD, while with AWD average fuel economy is 15/25 mpg city/hwy. Depending on engine these rates can go a mile up or down, but this is what you can expect, averagely.

2016 Chrysler 300 Interior

2016 Chrysler 300 competition

Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Genesis and Nissan Maxima will be close rivals for 2016 Chrysler’s 300. On the other hand, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala and Buick Lacrosse are perhaps the most similar and being such, the toughest competitors of this popular sedan.

2016 Chrysler 300 price and release

There won’t be any major price departures from the price of the 2015 model, but there is no any reliable data about price, since American car producer didn’t release pricing specs for 2015 Chrysler 300. We do not expect 2016 model to appear on the market before middle 2015, or even in fall that year, since the arrival of the previous model featured some delays also.

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