New for 2018: Chrysler

Following the cancellation of the 200 midsize sedan and without any new models on the horizon, the future of the Chrysler brand appears uncertain. Only the aged 300 full-size sedan and the recently introduced Pacifica minivan remain, neither competing in hot segments. Unless a crossover SUV arrives for 2019, don’t expect Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to continue branding products “Chrysler.”

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2018 Chrysler 300C photo
In the meantime, detailed changes for the 300 and Pacifica are outlined below.

2018 Chrysler 300

  • Touring is the new base trim level, equipped with cloth seats and 17-in. aluminum wheels
  • Touring L adds leather
  • 300S is the performance-tuned version with a V-6 or V-8 engine
  • Limited is elevated to a more upscale position in the lineup
  • 300C is the luxury version and includes a standard V-8 engine
  • Revised option packages add value
  • New leather color: Deep Mocha
  • New paint colors: Green and Ocean Blue

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

  • New L trim level debuts, lowering the price of the least expensive version of the Pacifica
  • Hybrid trim levels change to mirror rest of lineup; new Touring L version is available
  • SafetyTec equipment is standard, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park-assist sensors, and automatic reverse braking
  • New Uconnect 4 infotainment system is standard, supplying all trims with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-projection technology
  • Top version of Uconnect 4 with navigation includes 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Optional Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system offers wireless streaming with compatible Android devices
  • Generally speaking, Chrysler adds standard equipment or makes options previously reserved for higher trims available at lower price points
  • New leather color: Deep Mocha (Hybrid Limited only)

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