Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

This cabin is the best that Chrysler has ever produced - it's simple, clear and comfortable to be in. This makes it an easy car to drive with well-placed controls and a comfortable driving position but one downside is that the steering wheel adjusts for height only, although the driver's seat has a number of adjustments. Unfortunately the interior isn't that special for a performance car and there isn't a great deal to distinguish it from the standard car except SRT markings on the instruments.

In 2008 the model was facelifted with the main focus being the cabin. The design was enhanced with a new instrument panel and centre console design, highlighted with satin silver trim. Soft touch surfaces on the arm rests and door panels were added while new dark interior colours make it feel more sophisticated. A new ignition key with one-touch start-up, a fully adjustable steering wheel (including reach) as well as LED lighting in the front cup holders and front and rear door pockets were all welcome improvements.

The top 300C comes with most of the comfort features expected in a car costing around £40,000. Electronic climate control is standard as are leather seats (heated, electrically adjustable and with lumbar support in the front). The glass area is quite shallow, restricting the amount of light that comes into the cabin and there is some noise from the tyres at speed, but wind noise is limited, and owners will probably think any of the engine noise heard at higher revs rather enjoyable.