2014 Chrysler 300 Overview
The 2014 Chrysler 300 is a rarity among full-size, mainstream sedans as it offers standard rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel drive. Furthermore, the 300 offers all-wheel drive and might also be considered a low-cost alternative to expensive European luxury sedans.
Refreshed in 2011, the 2014 Chrysler 300 provides a premium look and a sporty ride. With room for five, this vehicle has a long wheelbase and is sold in standard, 300S, 300C and a pair of John Varvatos luxury and limited editions.
The standard engine with the 300 and 300S is a 3.6-liter V6 making 292 horsepower (300-hp in the Sport). It comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available for all model lines except for the base edition is a 5.7-liter V8 engine. It is rated at 363 horsepower and comes paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Chrysler 300 with the V6 engine is rated 19/31 mpg city/highway. When outfitted with the V8 engine, this model is rated 15/25 mpg city/highway. The V6 engine runs on regular grade gasoline; the V8 on mid-grade gasoline.
The Chrysler 300 comes with chrome- or body-colored side mirrors, cast- or forged-aluminum wheels, all-season or performance tires and dual chrome exhaust tips.
Inside, the 2014 Chrysler 300 features dual-zone climate control, a tilt and telescopic steering column, available leather seats, and power accessories. This model also comes with automatic headlamps, 12-volt power outlets, a USB port, an auxiliary jack, cruise control, an analog instrument panel, an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system and a six-speaker audio system. The Chrysler 300's trunk measures 16.3 cubic feet.
Trim level and package upgrades bring in an Alpine premium audio system, a 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre audio system or a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated front seats, wood trim and a heated steering wheel are also available.
In crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Chrysler 300 received IIHS' highest scores in four categories: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and seats. A safety package brings in adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, rear cross path detection and blind spot monitoring.