Say Bon Voyage to the Chrysler 300 in 2019
With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) moving forward with their plans to produce hybrid vehicles and invest more in autonomous technology, we’re going to see some changes coming to various lineups over the next few years. Currently, FCA is working on turbocharged inline six-cylinder engines and investing in the Chelsea Proving Grounds for self-driving vehicles. With the automotive group moving forward, one wonders what will happen to Fiat Chrysler, especially with the main breadwinner currently being the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Well, it would seem FCA is sending off the Chrysler 300, but not without a final goodbye in 2019.
If looking for style, the 2019 Chrysler 300 still has that James Bond look that it’s known for, but when it comes to pzazz, consumers will find the most of it in the 300S and 300C trims. Giving the 300S some style to match its performance are new Black Noise wheels and blacked-out exterior accents – now it’s not just a performance-tuned suspension and performance-tuned steering that set this trim a part from the lineup. Look for more changes in the cabin with leather-wrapped sport seats and exclusive Piano Black interior accents.
Of course, the 2019 Chrysler 300C has top-of-the-line features like segment-exclusive deep-quilted and perforated Nappa leather seats and door panels, hand-sanded natural pore wood, French accent stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a unique chrome accent ring. This beauty also rides on 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels with a Platinum Chrome finish. Although consumers have many choices for the exterior and interior of their vehicle, signature two-tone Indigo/Linen or Mocha are exclusive to the 300C. Other colors for the interior include Black, Black/Linen, Black/Caramel, and Black/Smoke. Colorize the exterior with a choice of Bright White, Ceramic Gray, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal, Green Metallic, Maximum Steel, Ocean Blue, Silver Mist, or Velvet Red.
Touting the style of the 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup, consumers may be interested in the powertrain. All trims aside from the Chrysler 300C are powered by a 300hp Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine optimized by variable valve timing (VVT) technology and paired with the class-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for a best-in-class highway fuel economy of 30 mpg. For those that drive on unsavory road conditions, all V6 trims can come with the segment’s most technologically advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system, built with a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system.
If more power is in the cards, then the 2019 Chrysler 300C comes with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine under the hood, able to generate 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. Designed with a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) Fuel Saver Technology and VVT, the fuel economy is still nice, with 25 mpg on the highway. The Chrysler 300C may not come with AWD, but it does come with a driver-activated sport mode that can increase engine and throttle responsiveness and provides firmer steering – also standard on the 300S for those who want performance without the performance price tag.
With all this performance, consumers may wonder about the safety. There’s no need to worry. Some of the safety features included in the 2019 Chrysler 300 lineup are advanced multistage front airbags, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Keyless Go, and a ParkView rear backup camera. For those interested in the more advanced safety features, adding the optional SafetyTec Plus Group installs Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection.
The Chrysler 300 was always a great vehicle, but with times changing, there may not be a spot left for this sedan. Before they disappear, find your 2019 Chrysler 300 at Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, now open!