2007 Chrysler 300

Interior


$3,565 - $8,662

2007 Chrysler 300 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2007 Chrysler 300 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.9

The 300 successfully balances interior size and style. Auto writers have noted that space is abundant, and does not come at the expense of luxury. "The quiet, upscale interior easily accommodates four tall adults," reports MSN.

"The first thing you'll notice about the 300 interior is that it's huge, a real nod to those monstrous American sedans of the 1960s and 1970s," says Automobile Magazine. U.S. News' Rick Newman notes, "I expected this vast chariot to be the equivalent of an offensive lineman, big and muscular and imposing but somewhat rough and unrefined. Not so. The 300C, the most luxurious version, which I drove, is more tasteful on the inside than the brash exterior would suggest." Forbes reports that the 2007 Chrysler 300 is "exceptionally spacious." New Car Test Drive says the 300's "styling is distinctive, and its interior is roomy, efficient and stylish," with a "very roomy inside," and "an intelligent instrument panel and controls." Auto writers from Road and Track add that the interior is "classy and refreshingly clean in its execution."

Seating

U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman says that there is "more space than kids need in the back, and they are a fairly distant reach from parents in the front," adding that the back seats "could comfortably house a couple of offensive linemen." Cars.com adds that legroom in the back is "vast, and right rear passengers can increase theirs with optional controls for the front passenger seat," with "abundant" back seat space. MSN adds that the rear seats "are comfortable for long trips, with especially good thigh support." Writers from Forbes also add there is a "tremendous" amount of front and rear shoulder space. Automobile.com adds, "the rear seats offer good support for upper back and lumbar, and are contoured in the outside positions to keep backside and derrière effectively planted."

Reviewers agree that the 2007 Chrysler 300 rear seating is incredibly spacious. "There's far more rear-seat legroom than you can find in any rear-wheel-drive sedan in this price range," affirms Forbes. Forbes also finds the seats inside the 2007 Chrysler 300 "firm but not overly so, perfectly mated to the firmer ride quality of this car." Cars.com adds that the seats are "reasonably supportive and comfortable, but a bit hard." MSN says that the front bucket seats "provide good side support," crediting their large size. Automobile Magazine says that the "short windows start high up, so some drivers may feel like they're sitting in a bathtub or looking out through gun slits, but that's the trade-off for the hot-rod exterior styling."

"Big door handles and large door openings allow easy entry and exit," reports MSN. New Car Test Drive agrees, saying the 2007 Chrysler 300 is "easy to climb in and out of."

"Cabin dimensions are generous in all directions, and the 300 offers more legroom than most of its competitors. Its overall interior design has been described as simple but elegant. The dash area effectively combines sporty, semi-retro and luxury motifs,"  Edmunds sums up.

Interior Features

Standard interior features on the 2007 Chrysler 300 base model include premium cloth low-back bucket seats, lumbar adjust for the front driver and front passenger, front ash tray, electroluminescent instrument cluster with tachometer, analog clock, front and rear reading lamps, cell phone storage and floor carpet. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman finds a "firm, mechanical quality to the dashboard dials that suggests good workmanship." MSN calls the gauges on the 2007 Chrysler 300 having a "nice classic style," and "can be easily read," with "large" climate controls but "rather small" sound system controls. New Car Test Drive reports that the "instrument panel and switchgear are easy to read and operate." Car and Driver adds that the "vents are delicate louvers that fold flush with one finger. The single flexible skin swathing the upper dash appears clean and squeak-resistant, although the dashboard's deep-cut grain is out of place. It doesn't say "opulent" as much as "off-road."

Automobile Magazine says the materials inside the 2007 Chrysler 300 "aren't in the Lexus class," but the "overall ambience and feel of the 300 is one of a lot of car for the money." Cars.com finds the rear side door interior panels having a "low-quality appearance." "Some of the plastic used in the cabin is the only off-note," agrees Forbes.

The 300C's interior has all that plus upgraded leather, a power tilt/telescoping wheel, and a 288-watt Boston Acoustics stereo with an in-dash CD changer. Road and Track says that "gauges have light silver faces, and the elegant graphics and typeface for their numerals suggest a high-end timepiece," giving you the feeling that you're looking at a 1960s' premium Hi-Fi system when taking in the center dash's satin-silver finish and rectangular shape."

The 2007 Chrysler 300 Limited Model comes with some luxury extras, such as power and heated front seats, a leather and chrome wrapped shifter, dual zone air conditioning with auto temp control, a security alarm and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The 2007 Chrysler 300C Heritage Model comes with all the features of the 300C model, but with some luxury extras, such as a translucent steering wheel and shift knob, heated rear seats and a built-in six-disc CD changer and MP3 player.

Stereo and Entertainment

The 2007 Chrysler 300 base model includes a standard CD player with AM/FM stereo and four speakers. The Great American, Touring Signature, Heritage and STR8 models come with an AM/FM Stereo w/Cassette, six-disc CD and MP3 players. The Heritage Edition model also comes with 7 Boston Acoustics Speakers w/Subwoofer. The Touring Signature, Limited, 300C, Heritage and STR8 models also include Sirius Satellite Digital Radio. Even without an audio upgrade, the 2007 Chrysler 300C's standard Boston Acoustics stereo gets good reviews. "We feel this stereo is one of the few that can give the Lexus Mark Levinson system a little competition," writes Edmunds. "When compared to that awesome Lexus system, the Chrysler stereo can tend to sound mechanical at times. Still, considering the much lower price of the optional Chrysler system and the stellar Boston Acoustics speakers, we think this is a truly wonderful car audio system."

Cargo

The 2007 Chrysler 300 has a cargo capacity of 15.6 cubic feet. MSN reports that the "roomy trunk has a low, wide opening, flat floor and a lid that smoothly raises on struts that don't rob cargo space," adding that the 60/40 split-folding rear seats adds more cargo space. Car and Driver calls the 2007 Chrysler 300's trunk a "closet."

Edmunds notes that "the glove box is fully lined and has a gradual-release mechanism (so that it doesn't just flop open)." Car and Driver has a minor quibble with the center storage bin, stating that it is "deep," and "the lid is so long that, when opened, it traps your right hand behind it. Regardless of what it's doing, the left hand has to help." U.S. News' Rick Newman calls the rear center armrest "comes with cup holders for your kids and a handy storage bin," adding that the "cavernous interior includes lots of storage nooks."

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