Comparison: 2018 Chrysler 300 vs 2018 Chevrolet Impala

Comparison: 2018 Chrysler 300 vs 2018 Chevrolet Impala

Drivers in the greater Boston area who want a new full-size sedan with luxury-level features and performance have a few options from which to choose, but not all are created equal.

When comparing the 2018 Chrysler 300 to the 2018 Chevrolet Impala, you’ll notice some substantial differences between the two models. Below, we’ll give you the side-by-side details so you can decide for yourself.

Once you’re ready, visit us in Newton to test drive a brand-new Chrysler 300.

Comfort and Convenience

Chrysler 300

The 2018 Chrysler 300 trims include the Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited, and 300C. The 300 Touring comes standard with dual-zone automatic temperature control with humidity sensor, air filtration, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped tilting/telescoping steering wheel, and a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat. Additionally, it features Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Remote Proximity Entry, Sirius XM Guardian, Bluetooth with Voice Command, UConnect 4C with 8.4-inch display, and the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera.

The Touring L adds heated front seats, leather-trimmed seating, and power front seats. The 300S is equipped with performance leather-trimmed seating, paddle shifters, Remote Start System, Universal Garage Door Opener, and premium audio. The Limited adds heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, wood and leather accents, and memory for seating, mirrors, and radio. The 300C is the epitome of luxury, with perforated Nappa leather seating, luxury leather steering wheel, open-pore wood accents, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a heated/cooled front cup holder.

Chevrolet Impala

The 2018 Impala trims include the LS, LT, and Premier. The Chevy sedan does not come available with premium leather seating, heated rear seats, ventilated seats, a heated and cooled cup holder, air filtration, humidity sensor, or luxury wood accents.

The Impala LS includes single-zone climate control, Bluetooth tech, Sirius XM Radio, a rear vision camera, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch screen, Keyless Open and Start, and a tilting/telescoping steering wheel. The LT adds dual-zone climate control, heated outside mirrors, and a leather steering wheel and shift knob. The highest trim adds a Bose audio system, wireless charging, Universal Home Remote, perforated leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, and a power passenger’s seat.

Performance

Chrysler 300

The 2018 Chrysler 300 has two engine options. The base is a 3.6-liter DOHC Pentastar V6 engine with a Satin Chrome-finished rotary e-shift 8-speed automatic transmission. With the dual-exhaust system, the powertrain makes 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque (without it, the engine produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque).

Additionally, you can upgrade to a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology (RWD) that produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The HEMI engine is mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission.

Chevrolet Impala

The 2018 Impala also has two engine options. The base powertrain is a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that makes 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, while buyers can upgrade to a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Based on numbers alone, the 300 is a better option. But to get the full experience, you'll have to visit us in Newton for a test drive. Get in touch today.

Pricing

Chrysler 300

Starting at $28,995 MSRP

Chevrolet Impala

Starting at $27,895 MSRP

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