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2017 Chrysler 300S

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2017 Chrysler 300S

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I saw a graphite coloured 2017 Chrysler 300S come into the Car Nation Canada lot the other day and it reminded me that the car doesn’t get a lot of press. Chrysler are going through some changes right now with models coming and going but the 300 has always been there and has always performed. I thought it was high time it got a little more praise.

The 2017 Chrysler 300S is a solid and reliable full size sedan. Gone is the squared-off mob look and here is a more rounded body with more than a few nods at Jaguar and Rolls Royce in its design. It may not have the pretensions of that ultimate luxury marque, but neither does it cost anywhere near as much!

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Other models may come and go but for now at least, the 300 series is here to stay. As far as we know, there are no plans to retire or replace this series so the design will continue to be refined as it goes. This version looks and drives better than ever.

The 2017 Chrysler 300S is still instantly recognizable but has been rounded and made of the time. The front end has been softened without losing any of its impact while smaller lights and a sports-inspired lower sill add a different character to the slab of steel from the earlier models. The rest of the sedan design is simple but effective.

Inside, the cabin is still luxurious and filled with features. Space is definitely not at a premium here and that makes for a very comfortable drive. The interior is full of premium materials, storage cubbies and things to touch and feel. Materials quality is still top notch.

Under that big hood is the super-reliable Pentastar V6. It’s a 3.6-litre motor with an eight speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear or all wheels. The engine puts out 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. The transmission has the neat rotary knob that is now typical of Chrysler models that feature this transmission.

The model I saw was the 300S which means slightly tighter suspension with a stiffer ride. It also means black instead of chrome which I much prefer. Great looking alloy wheels and a tiny trunk lid spoiler completes the look.

The drive is more refined than you might think and would certainly give a BMW 5-series a run for its money for around $20k less. While it is a big car, it doesn’t feel like it and even cornering is smooth and unflustered. It’s a great car for chewing up the miles or commuting into work!

For more information on the 2017 Chrysler 300S, visit Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Mississauga, 2260 Battleford Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3K6.

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