The current craze for crossover SUVs has laid waste to Chrysler’s sedan lineup. Once, the brand offered a number of four-door models. But these days the only sedan that remains in the very abbreviated Chrysler lineup is the 300, a model that has a very proud history with the brand.
And the current Chrysler 300 has a winning history of its own, retaining the once-conventional American car architecture of front-engine/rear-wheel drive, even as the thinning domestic-sedan ranks have nearly entirely shifted to front-drive. The fact is that the 300 revels in its newfound unconventionality. It is big, beefy, and uniquely American, from its available V6 and V8 engines to its brassy exterior design. No shrinking violet, the Chrysler 300 makes a convincing statement.