As trends change among consumers in the auto industry, major automakers switch up the types of vehicles they design and produce. Over the past several years, consumer demand for SUVs and trucks has climbed extremely high. In fact, crossover SUVs and pickup trucks currently comprise the two most popular vehicle segments on the mainstream auto market. Consumer demand for classic passenger sedans, on the other hand, has declined significantly during the last few years. In April of 2020, for example, sales of small, mid-size, large, and luxury sedans accounted for less than 25% of auto sales in the United States—whereas crossover SUVs and pickup trucks made up more than 60% of auto sales in the U.S. during the same month. But what about larger sedans, like the 2021 Chrysler 300.
Due to the declining demand for sedans on the mainstream auto market, many major automakers have begun discontinuing their sedan models and removing them from their dealership lots. Some major automakers have discontinued all or most of the classic passenger sedans in their vehicle lineup over the past couple of years, and others are attempting to slowly phase out vehicles of these segments from their lineups.
The Chrysler 300, however, is a large four-door sedan that became a part of Chrysler’s vehicle lineup way back in 1955 and remains a steadfast pillar in the Chrysler collection to this day. This large sedan is updated and upgraded with each passing model year in order to keep up with modern standards for new vehicles on the mainstream auto market.
If you’re in the market for a large, family-friendly sedan, keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Chrysler 300 and the new and improved features it has to offer for the 2021 model year.
Powerful Engine Options
The 2021 Chrysler 300 is available with two engine options: a standard 3.6-L V6 engine that offers 292 horsepower and a Hemi 5.7-L V8 engine that delivers 363 horsepower on the road. Rear-wheel drive is standard for every Chrysler 300 model regardless of which engine it has, but all-wheel drive is available only for Chrysler 300s that are equipped with the standard V6 engine.
Both of these engines provide enough power to ensure a quick and agile feel on the road. 2021 300 models equipped with rear-wheel drive and a V6 engine can reach up to 60 MPH in just 6.3 seconds, while 300 models with rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine take only 5.3 seconds to go from 0 to 60 MPH.
All 2021 Chrysler 300 models are responsive without feeling jerky and offer a smooth and quiet ride to both drivers and passengers.
More Standard Safety Features
More advanced safety features than ever before come as standard features for the 2021 Chrysler 300. For the 2021 model year, both the Touring L and 300S trim levels of the Chrysler 300 come standard with front and rear parking sensors, rear-cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.
The 2021 Chrysler 300 is also available with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and more advanced safety and driver-assist features.
When you think of a large, four-door SUV, excitement is likely not the first thing to come to mind. However, the 2021 Chrysler 300 is newly available with multiple all-new packages that amp up the style and functionality of this large family-friendly sedan.
The Red S Appearance package is newly standard for the Chrysler 300S model for the 2021 model year. This package adds gloss-black exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, and special badging that help this large sedan stand out on the road in all the best ways.
An all-new Comfort Group package is also available for the top two trim levels of the 2021 Chrysler 300 and adds a host of luxurious amenities to this large sedan. These amenities include leather upholstery, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and more features that make the cabin of this sedan more comfortable and give the 2021 Chrysler 300 a more luxurious look and feel.
Although the Chrysler 300 already comes equipped with a user-friendly and intuitive UConnect infotainment system that includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, more tech-savvy drivers can opt to add the Popular Equipment package to their 2021 Chrysler 300 in order to get an in-dash navigation system, built-in SiriusXM satellite radio, and a subwoofer-equipped nine-speaker audio system.