2013 Chrysler 300: Car Seat Check

Chrysler's largest car is classy and comfortable, and families looking for a sedan that easily accommodates three child-safety seats should add it to their shopping list. The 2013 Chrysler 300 has a roomy backseat and three sets of Latch anchors — one more set than most sedans offer — making it extra versatile when it comes to installing car seats.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Three

What We Like

  • The three top tether anchors on the rear shelf are under hinged plastic covers and were easy to use.
  • There was enough room for three child-safety seats in the second row.
  • The booster was easy to install; the bolstered seat cushions held it snuggly in place. The buckles are on stable bases, making them easy for kids to use.
  • We did not have to move the front-passenger seat forward to make room for our rear-facing infant seat. It was easy to install and had plenty of space.

What We Don't

  • We like that there's an extra set of Latch anchors, but we don't like their placement. They sit a quarter-inch into the seat bight behind stiff leather cushions, so access can be complicated. The middle set is practically on top of the seat belt buckle, blocking access.
  • There was enough room for the rear-facing convertible, but it was complicated to install because of the Latch anchor access.
  • Again, the Latch anchors made the forward-facing convertible seat tough to install. Also, the fixed head restraint pushed the car seat forward a bit, so it was tough to get it settled. The outboard head restraints are fixed; the middle one is removable.






Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn't impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row.

C: Marginal room. Two fit or connection issues. Difficult to access third row.

D: Insufficient room. Two or more fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com's Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver's seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row's middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat.

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Professor Jeb

Wow, great review.

I'm 2 months away from buying my First 300, and recently found out I'm going to be a father. Wasn't sure if I could fit 2, let alone 3 car seats as I'm a 6'2 big guy.

Thanks again for this!.


One thing that wasn't mentioned, for a Chrysler 300, is the location of the anchor point for a rear facing infant seat. Do you know where this is located under the front seats? I've been looking around and only see pictures of the anchor located for forward facing seats above the rear seats. Anything would help.


@Unoobis - there are no infant (rear facing only) seats that tether, and no North American cars have rear facing tether points. Some infant seats have an anti-rebound bar, and some have a load leg, but none tether. Some North American convertible (rear and front facing) seats, however, do tether rear facing. In these cases, you use the D-ring that is packaged with the convertible (basically a length of seat belt fabric with a metal attachment) to create a rear facing tether point on an immovable point, such as the track of the front seat. You may only do this if the both the car seat and vehicle manufacturers allow it, as it can affect advanced airbags. I recommend avoiding it, honestly, and going with a seat like the Clek ones or the new Britax convertibles, both of which have anti-rebound bars to help manage crash forces for older rear facing children. Please rear face, with or without a tether, until at least 2 but preferably until closer to 4!

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