Before last month’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Capital Markets Day event where the company released the 5-year plan for its global brands, a huge media uproar was created about the end of the Chrysler brand. Since the Chrysler brand is being refocused as a North American-only brand again over the next few year, FCA decided not to release the information of the brand at the event and the media went on a hellstorm of rumors. Automotive News kicked off the chaos by announcing that Chrysler brand looked like it was being axed permanently.
Well we are glad to say, all of the media coverage of Chrysler being a dead brand was false. While we already talked about the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, we are happy to tell you that the Chrysler 300 returns for the 2019 model year.
Virtually unchanged for the 2019 model year the Chrysler 300, the full-size sedan returns to the market place. The 300 has been doing well against its competitors the Chevrolet Impala and the Ford Taurus this year. Ford announced that it’s Taurus sedan would be discontinued in March, while General Motors has announced the entire 2019 Chevrolet lineup which seems to be missing the Impala from it. General Motors has yet to give a final word if the Impala would be back for the 2019 model year, but it currently is not looking too good. This leaves the Chrysler 300 in a good position as the only mainstream full-sedan on the market (apart from the performance-based Dodge Charger).
The Chrysler 300 a total of seven trim packages for the 2019 model year. Touring, Touring AWD, 300S, 300S AWD, 300 Limited, 300 Limited AWD and 300C all return.
While the most of the lineup get standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 power, the 300S (RWD model – optional) and 300C (standard) do still come with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.
The 300 Touring package starts out at the MSRP of $28,995 for the 2019 model year, still filling in the gap left by the Chrysler 200 sedan. While the Touring trim is modest, Chrysler eliminated the Touring-L package for 2019 moving all of it’s features to the Touring model, under the 300 Premium Group option. The popular Chrome Appearance Packages and Sport Appearance Packages return to Touring for the 2019 model year. The 300 Premium Group and Sport Appearance Package can be equipped on 300 Touring AWD models.
Both Chrysler 300S and 300S AWD trim levels are unchanged for the 2019 model year. The Alloy Package, S Appearance Package and Premium Groups are still available for 2019. Chrysler 300S has a starting MSRP of $36,395, while the AWD model starts at a MSRP of $38,895. The 5.7-liter HEMI is a $3,000 option on the RWD model.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 Limited and Limited AWD are identical to their 2018 counterparts when we look at the option list. Both models offer options as the power backlight sunshade, Harman Kardon Audio Group, dual-pane panoramic sunroof and the light group.The 2019 Chrysler 300 Limited has a MSRP of $37,645, while the Limited AWD has a MSRP starting at $40,145.
The luxurious Chrysler 300C returns as the top trim level for the 2019 model year. With it’s standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8, the starting MSRP of the 300C is $41,095. $50 cheaper than the 300 Limited AWD. The 300C can have even more of luxury feel when it is equipped with the Premium Leather Package which wraps the dash, instrument panel, doors and center console in premium leather. All three interior colors return for 2019, black, deep mocha and indigo/linen.
Exterior colors for the 2019 model year include, Bright White Clear Coat, Ceramic Grey Clear Coat, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, Ocean Blue Metallic and Velvet Red Pearl Coat.
The 2019 Chrysler 300 is currently available for order at your local Chrysler dealer and should be coming to showrooms in the third-quarter of 2018.