2015 Chrysler 300 Specifications, Dimensions, Pricing, and Safety

Initial pricing and features are just before the safety section.

For 2015, the 300 and 300C engines carry over; the 300S gets a standard 300 hp, 264 lb-ft V6 with an optional Hemi. Both engines have a top 1,000 pound towing limit. V6 takes regular gas, Hemi takes midgrade.

2014 and 2015 V6 AWDV6 RWDV8 RWD 300SHemi
Horsepower (kW)292 @ 6,350 300363 @ 5,200 (270)
Torque (Nm)260 @ 4,800 264394 @ 4,200 (534)
EPA gas mileage18/2719/31 16/25 (RWD)
0-60 time~ 8 ?6.6 < 6 sec
Euro l/100km 9.4 (6.7 / 13.9)  
Mpg from Euro 17/35  

V6 models use the Chrysler-built 845RE and Hemis use the closely related ZF 8HP70. Hemis also get a standard electronic limited-slip differential. All cars get a 730 CCA battery in an H7 case; the base car, Limited, gets a 160 amp alternator, while all others get 180 amps.

Interior space

300 / 300C

300 /300C

300 / 300C
Height56"58.4"58.4" - 59.2” 58.4-59.2
Max Track62"63"64"63.8”
Weight3,476-3,556 lb3,700 - 4,000 lb3,961-4,513 lb
(Top: V8 AWD)
4,029 (V6)
4,235 (AWD)
4,326 (V8)
Ground clearance5.1"5.6" ?4.7 - 5.0"<
Weight distribution64/3653/47 (V6)52/48 (V6)52/48 (V6)
53/47 (AWD)
55/45 (V8)
Drag coefficient0.3120.330.3200.320
Interior volume107.6 cub. ft
(126.3 EPA)
106.6 cubic ft
(122.2 EPA)
106.3 cubic ft
(122.6 EPA)
Cargo volume18.7 cubic ft
15.6 cubic ft
(442 L)
16.3 cubic ft
(500 L)
Front headroom38.338.738.6<
With moonroof37.1n/a36.9<
Front leg room42.1 (1070)41.8 (1061)41.8<
Front shoulder room59.1 (1500)59.4 (1510)59.5<
Front hip room56.4 (1431)55.9 (1420)56.2<
Seat travel (driver)8.710.610.6<
Seat travel (pass.)
Rear head room37.2 (945)38.0 (965)37.9 <
with 2-pane sunroofn/an/a36.9<
Rear leg room41.6 (1056)40.2 (1020)40.1 <
Rear knee clearance5.9 (151)4.8 (122)3.9 <
Rear shoulder room58.3 (1482)57.7 (1466)57.7 (1465)<
Rear hip room56.8 55.9 56.1 <

2015 Chrysler 300 / 300C / 300C tires and wheels

The tires...

P215/65R17 Michelin Energy Saver300 RWD
P225/60R18 Firestone FR710300C RWD
P235/55R19 Michelin MXM4All AWD
P245/45R20 Firestone Firehawk GTV300S, Platinum RWD; Opt, 300C RWD

and the wheels (all are cast aluminum)...

Satin Silver painted 17 x 7300 RWD
Polished face, Tech Silver painted pockets 18 x 8300C RWD
Polished 19 x 7.5All AWD
Hyper Black painted 19 x 7.5300S (AWD)
Hyper Black painted 20 x 8300S (RWD)
Polished 20 x 8300C Platinum, opt. 300C

Pricing and features

The 2015 Chrysler 300 is sold in four trim lines — Limited, 300C, 300S and 300C Platinum — with the 3.6L Pentastar V6, the 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and rear wheel drive standard across all models. This engine and transmission combination delivers 292 horsepower and up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway in the Limited, 300C and 300C Platinum, while the 300S packs 300 horsepower and the same EPA ratings.

300 series

Buyers who demand more power can opt for the 5.7L Hemi with 363 horsepower, an option which will set you back $3,000 and drop fuel economy while requiring midgrade fuel; but 0-60 sprints are not all that much faster. Advanced all wheel drive can be added to any 2015 300 for $2,500, but as with the 2015 Charger, you cannot get all wheel drive with the Hemi.

The base model, the 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited, comes with an impressive list of standard features which includes the 8.4 inch infotainment system, a new 7 inch information display and large analog speedometer and tachometer (similar to the gauge package on the Dodge Charger), heated leather seats and 12-way power controls up front, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, LED daytime running lights, a capless fuel filler door, an acoustic windshield and more. There is a long list of standard features, with a total cost of $32,390 (including the $995 destination fee).

Chrysler expects the 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited to account for roughly 45% of 300 sales, since it includes most of the features customers want with an attractive base price.


Next up is the 2015 Chrysler 300S, which continues to be the sportiest of the big Chrysler sedans (save for the 2014 SRT — and, possibly, a to-be-announced 6.4 liter 2015 300-something). The 300S wears unique black accents across the exterior, 20 inch Hyper Black wheels, unique dual exhaust, sport-tuned suspension setup (improved upon from the previous year), Sport shift mode for lightning quick shifts, sport front bucket seats in black or black-and-Ambassador-Blue, backup camera, remote start, nine speaker Beats audio, and most of the standard features from the 300 Limited.

chrysler taillights

With the 3.6L Pentastar V6, the 300S starts at $35,890 (including destination) and buyers who pay the additional $3,000 for the Hemi will also get a low profile rear spoiler and unique side sills. Chrysler expects that the 2015 300S will account for about 35% of the product mix while drawing in the youngest buyers.


The 2015 Chrysler 300C also builds on the 300 Limited, adding standard 18 inch polished wheels, chrome mirror caps, a dual pane panoramic sunroof, the higher end 8.4 inch infotainment system, an Alpine premium audio system, heated and cooled (front only) Nappa leather seats, 360 degree heated steering wheel, power rear sunshade, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and other features. Even with this long list of standard luxury features, the 2015 300C starts at just $38,890, and the company expects this package to account for abut 15% of sales.

Finally, we have the 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum. This is a premium luxury package whose standard features rival the best from across the pond, building on the 300C and adding Platinum Chrome exterior appointments, a uniquely tuned suspension, 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, Sport mode, paddle shifters, quilted Nappa leather seats, a leather instrument panel, French accent stitching, natural pore wood interior trim, and either black or Indigo/Linen throughout the cabin.

The 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum starts at $43,390, and given the premium pricing (and sales of the prior Luxury and Varvatos editions), the company expects this top of the line package to account for roughly 5% of sales.


The 2014 Chrysler 300 was a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2015, the Chrysler 300 adds (these are described in our 2015 Chrysler 200 review):

  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, can slow or stop the car when frontal collision appears imminent.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop maintains the car’s distance from the vehicle ahead and, under certain conditions, can stop the car without driver intervention.
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist uses steering-wheel movement to alert the driver of inadvertent lane departure and helps keep the car in the lane, when lanes are clearly marked.
  • 9-1-1 call/Assist Call connect occupants with emergency-service providers.

Options including ultrasonic, radar, and cameras provide nearly 360° awareness and sometimes dictate course corrections. Continuing from prior years are:

  • All-speed traction control system helps keep wheels from spinning during acceleration by applying brakes and, in some cases, cutting engine torque
  • Blind-spot monitoring (optional) uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to sense vehicles in the blind spot (the driver can choose whether to have a chime and/or illuminated icons in side-view mirrors)
  • Standad brake assist applies maximum braking power in emergency braking situations
  • Brake-lock differential aggressively applying brakes to a spinning wheel if needed
  • Brake-throttle override cuts engine power if the driver during heavy braking
  • Electronic brake-force distribution regulates braking pressure, front-to-rear
  • Electronic stability control enhances directional control and stability by cutting throttle input or selectively using the brakes to counteract oversteer or understeer
  • Hill-start Assist maintains brake pressure for a short period after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal
  • Electronic roll mitigation anticipates rollover conditions and intervenes to prevent it
  • In rainy conditions, the system occasionally pushes brake pads lightly against brake rotors to keep them dry
  • Ready Alert Braking uses the ESC pump to set the brake pads against the rotors, decreasing the time required for full brake application, when an upcoming collision is sensed.
  • Rear Cross Path detection: Warns drivers of lateral traffic when backing out of parking vertical spaces; activates any time a car is in reverse gear
  • All-row, full-length side-curtain air bags
  • Trailer sway mitigation
  • Front-seat-mounted side pelvic thorax bags and driver’s-side knee air bag
  • Reactive head restraints reduce the gap between one’s head and the restraint during collisions
  • The automatic temperature control system measures interior humidity and automatically defogs
  • Turns on the interior lighting and unlocks the doors after air bag deployment, and shuts off flow of fuel to the engine, to ease entry for emergency workers
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles (standard)
  • HID headlamps (optional)
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic and manual rear-window electric defrost
  • 58. Auto-reverse sunroof and windows (they reverse when sensing an obstruction)
  • Electronic locking fuel filler door (capless)
  • Express up/down front windows
  • Remote start (standard on all but Limited)
  • Uconnect Access Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance (optional)
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