New for 2018:Chrysler

Christian Wardlaw | Sep 06, 2017
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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