2015 Chrysler 300 Gets a Facelift in LA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chrysler is hoping its updated 2015 300 sedan will have the attitude it needs to be successful.

Revealed at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the 2015 Chrysler 300 may appear similar to the current model at first glance, but there’s been numerous changes not only to the design but to its interior and in-car electronics. According to the American automaker, the front grille is about 30 percent larger than the current model while the headlights and tail lights have been updated. And for those that dig the styling of the new Chrysler 200, the new 300 also brings over the “Mobius-strip” lower fascia.

Arguably the biggest changes to the 2015 model are in the cabin with a seven-inch digital display added to the gauge cluster. In addition, Chrysler has updated the Uconnect infotainment system with 8.4-inch display while the gear lever has been replaced with an electronic rotary transmission unit. There’s also a newly designed steering wheel with die-cast paddle shifters available as an option.

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The 2015 Chrysler 300 will be available in four trim levels: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum. Pricing on the 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited will start at $32,390 including destination while the 300S will have a starting price of $35,890. The 300C will demand a $38,890 starting price while the range-topping 300C Platinum is $43,390. Unforunately the announcement of the lineup also confirms that the 300 SRT isn’t long for this world.

Powering the 300 Limited is the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque while the 300S gets a sportier 300 hp output to go along with 264 lb-ft of torque. Chrysler 300C shoppers can opt for a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. Standard across the entire 2015 300 range is an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is available as an option.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 20, 2014

    Although a nice update, this car since it debut a few years ago, share some styling cues with Cadillac with its C-pillar and tail-lights. Now this car has a Platinum package for the 300C and found that to be a bit odd that this car is now copying Cadillac. Even Ford has a Platinum package for the F150 and some of its cars. These automakers need to come up with better names rather copying the original automaker's package.