Chrysler 300 drivers are careful shoppers who do their research. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2022 Chrysler 300 to help you find exactly what you want in an athletic sedan.


The latest version of the Chrysler 300 debuted in 2004 and went into production that year. Its first model year was 2005. Previous versions of the Chrysler 300 go back to the 1955 model year.

Vehicle weight depends on engine and drivetrain. With a V6 engine and rear-wheel drive, a Chrysler 300 has a curb weight of 4,013 pounds. With a V6 engine and available all-wheel drive, the curb weight is 4,267 pounds. A Chrysler 300 with an available V8 engine has a curb weight of 4,380 pounds.

The manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of FCA US LLC Material Standard MS-6395. Our specific recommendation is API Certified SAE 5W-20 engine oil, either semi-synthetic or full synthetic.


The Chrysler 300 Touring and Chrysler 300 Touring L models each have 292 horsepower at 6,350 rpm. The Chrysler 300S V6 has 300 horsepower at 6,350 rpm. The Chrysler 300S with the available V8 engine has 363 horsepower at 5,200 rpm.

The available all-wheel-drive system in a Chrysler 300 uses a front-axle disconnect system, which is capable of transitioning power to the front wheels when a slip is detected in the rear wheels.

No. Most Chrysler 300 trim levels are rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on the Chrysler 300 Touring and Touring L models.


The Chrysler 300 battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the engine compartment for jump starting.

The BAS or ESP BAS warning light on your dashboard can indicate any of several possible problems with your brake, wheel, or steering systems, and it could be dangerous to drive. Make sure your parking brake is off. If you can, check your vehicle’s master cylinder and make sure the brake fluid reaches the full level marker. If the light remains on after following these directions, or if you need help doing so, please contact an authorized Chrysler dealer or ASE-certified repair establishment and have the vehicle checked immediately.

Transmission fluid is preset at the factory and does not require adjustment under normal operating conditions. Checking transmission fluid levels requires special service tools and should be done by a qualified professional to avoid bodily injury and vehicle damage. If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, visit an authorized Chrysler dealer or ASE-certified repair establishment and have the vehicle checked immediately.