Being a refresh, both Chrysler and Dodge focused their exterior changes mostly at the front and rear but, unlike the Challenger’s more dramatic modifications, the 300’s strike me as being better integrated with the whole vehicle. I’ve seen some opinions, including from major outlets, that Chrysler did not go far enough but I commend them for instead focusing on refining the existing theme.

In profile, you get an idea of why some people feel not enough was done. From this angle it could be difficult to tell which 300 is newer.

2015 Chrysler 300 profile compare to 2014

Most notable at the bow is the enlarged grille opening, roughly 30 percent bigger. Also, the logo has been lowered into the mesh work.

2015 Chrysler 300S grille compare to 2014

But it’s at the rear that I feel the best work was done. For some reason, the current car’s tail frequently brings to mind The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

2014 Chrysler 300 tail lights

Bye-bye Captain Nemo.

2015 Chrysler 300 tail lights

A rearrangement of the lower elements and a simplification of the tail light lenses gives the rear a Bentley-esque flavor.

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