Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD

Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD

Seating Arrangements

Craig: At first glance the Chrysler 300 appears to be an all-American sedan. It’s big, it’s rear-wheel drive and it packs a wallop in the form of a 5.7-liter V8. Unfortunately not everything about the car is as it seems. You’d think such a traditional four-door would have seats so comfortable they’d put driver and passengers alike into a sleep so deep doctors would misdiagnose it as a coma… but that’s not the case. The forward chairs are seemingly designed for crash-test dummies, not real human beings. They’re flat, soggy and just plain uncomfortable. With so many vehicles having truly outstanding seats, it’s a bit of a shock the Chrysler 300’s are so poor.

Sami: Yes, the front seats in the 300C are a nightmare. With more than 300 hp under the hood, and a grippy sure-footed all-wheel drive system, you’d expect some support to coddle your caboose. Instead, they were made by what seems like a ruler fanatic, with no idea of what bolstering is. The result is an unbecoming lack of comfort. However, the seating in the back is accommodating and far more comfortable than expected. Rear seat passengers were impressed with space available, and loved the 300C’s rear seat warmers. Usually treated as second-class citizens, folks in the back will find little to complain about.

GALLERY: 2013 Chrysler 300c Seats:


  • Peja

    You two should start an Odd Couple column and take turns ripping vehicles apart.

  • If you get the wood trim wrong (all 2013 300cs have real wood), how can anyone trust the rest of your review?