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Avg. Price Paid: $21,041 - $36,998
Original MSRP: $30,345 - $48,450
MPG: 19 City / 31 Hwy
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2013 Chrysler 300 Interior

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Reviewers who have tested the 2013 Chrysler 300 praise its quiet, refined interior and standard high-tech gadgetry. The 300 has ample passenger space, just like the Ford Taurus, and the seats are generally considered long-haul comfortable. Still, the 300 doesn’t offer the largest trunk in the class.

  • "300's interior is a pleasing mix of textures finishes. Some models are equipped with a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. Its bright red logo appears on the door speaker grilles, and it looks a bit out of place considering the otherwise subdued cabin." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Compared to the last-generation 300, the 2013 sedan's interior is the difference between an army-surplus cot and a goose-down feather bed." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "Frankly, my favorite part of this tester is the gorgeous cabin. The tan and leather, the wood-colored finishings-it all works together to feel handsome, upscale, yet not overwrought. " -- AutoWeek (2012) 
  • "It takes only a glance at the piano-black dash and door panels to understand that the 300S' interior perfectly complements the exterior. Circular gauges surrounded by halos of blue lighting add a retro touch, and athletic but comfortable bucket seats for the driver and front passenger are welcoming." -- Mother Proof (2012)

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Seating 

Most reviewers agree that the Chrysler 300 features comfortable seating, front and rear. They say that there’s excellent head- and legroom up front, and a number of reviewers say that the back seat also offers plenty of room to stretch out. Still, one test driver is underwhelmed by the 300’s back seat, saying that he expects more space from an affordable large car. For 2013, the 300 gains standard leather seats and heated front seats. Power front seats are also standard, while available comfort features include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

  • "While the 300 is a big car, its back seat is not quite a spacious as you might expect. Headroom is surprisingly stingy for tall occupants. Legroom shrinks dramatically when the front seats are set far back." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Still, the 300 has not abandoned its mission as a true 5-passenger vehicle, offering copious amounts of rear-seat head and legroom." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "Seating is spacious and comfortable for everyone." -- Mother Proof (2012)
  • "We sampled both the cloth and leather seats, and both are comfortable and supportive.” -- AutoWeek (2011)

Interior Features 

The 2013 Chrysler 300 comes with more standard features than most cars in the class. Push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system are all included as standard equipment. Uconnect includes an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a USB port and satellite radio with a complimentary one-year subscription. Options and features available on higher trims include a Garmin-based navigation system, a backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded stereo and a blind spot monitoring system.

In general, test drivers agree that the 300’s electronic features are among the most user-friendly on the market. They note that the Uconnect interface features a large touch screen with a logical menu of functions, which makes it easy to make audio and climate selections. The available Garmin-based navigation system also wins praise for its ease of use.

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  • "The Garmin-brand navigation system is fairly easy to program, though some functions cannot be turned off, including the annoying automatic map zoom." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The 2013 Chrysler 300 sedan's big 8.4-inch view screen features clear, easy-to-read-and-operate controls for the audio and available navigation." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The huge touch screen is intuitive and easy to use. Refinement level is way up compared with the car it replaces." -- AutoWeek (2012) 
  • "Switching radio stations can be an uphill battle with some multimedia systems. With Uconnect, there were no roadside stops because it all makes sense." -- Mother Proof (2012)

Cargo

Most reviewers speak highly about the Chrysler 300’s spacious trunk and sizeable interior storage compartments. At 16.3 cubic feet, the Chrysler 300 has comparable trunk space to much of its competition. If you’re looking for an affordable large car with a larger trunk, consider the Ford Taurus.

  • "Interior storage consists of a large glovebox, center console, and door pockets. The available heated and cooled cupholders are a nice convenience." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Unfortunately, the trade-off for the 300's roomy back seat is a somewhat small trunk." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The roomy trunk pops open easily with the touch of a button inside the cabin or on the key fob. It's easily closed with one hand." -- Mother Proof (2012) 

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