2021 Avalon vs. 2020 Chrysler 300 Comparison

With dramatic body lines and a head-turning TRD trim, the 2021 Toyota Avalon is a showstopper. First produced for the North American market in 1995, the Avalon is now in its fifth generation. In contrast, the Chrysler 300 was first produced in the 1950s, but the modern version came to be in 2005 and is in its second generation.

While both vehicles offer luxury-focused features, the 2021 Avalon and 2020 Chrysler 300 split ways when it comes to the standard offerings at all trim levels. Toyota includes a whole suite of active safety features standard on every Avalon with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), while the Chrysler 300 lacks comparable advanced active safety technologies on their base models.

With all purchases and leases of a new Avalon, you also get the support of Toyota technicians with the ToyotaCare plan which includes factory-scheduled maintenance and Roadside Assistance. For its part, the Chrysler 300 offers a 36,000 miles/36 month basic warranty and roadside assistance for 60,000 miles/60 months.

Let's see how this comparison plays out in not only safety and reliability but performance as well.

Publish Date: 12/01/2020

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Performance

The 2021 Avalon builds on a Toyota-wide enthusiasm for performance.

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Performance

  • Both the Avalon and the Chrysler 300 have sport mode options.
  • The Avalon has better fuel economy ratings than the Chrysler 300.
  • The Avalon also offers multiple hybrid trims.
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Safety

Safety is a big part of any car-buying decision. You'll be happy to know that the Avalon comes with many standard safety features.

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Safety

  • All Toyota Avalon trims come with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). The Chrysler 300 needs the optional SafetyTec™ to get comparable features.
  • The Avalon also features standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA).
  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection do not come standard on any Chrysler 300. It's optional on the 300S trim and higher.
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Reliability

Toyota is known for reliability and the ToyotaCare plan is a big part of that.

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Reliability

  • All leases and purchases of a Toyota come with ToyotaCare, a factory-scheduled maintenance plan. The Chrysler 300 doesn't have a maintenance program.
  • The ToyotaCare plan comes with Roadside Assistance which lasts 2 years and unlimited miles. Chrysler's roadside assistance is limited to 60 months/60,000 miles.
  • The Toyota Avalon was awarded the highest possible safety rating, Top Safety Pick+, by the IIHS when equipped with LED projector headlights.
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Conclusion: Avalon vs. Chrysler 300

For better fuel economy ratings and more standard active safety features, the Avalon is a great choice for those wanting to buy a comfortable luxury sedan.

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Conclusion: Avalon vs. Chrysler 300

  • The Avalon comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), a suite of active safety features. Comparable features are optional on the Chrysler 300.
  • The Avalon has eight speakers standard, which is more than the Chrysler 300's six.
  • The Avalon also has better fuel economy ratings than the Chrysler 300.
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