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Smooth curves and organic shapes prevail in the cabin. The base 300 Limited uses a lot of hard black plastic, which upgrades to hand-sanded, open-pore wood trim complementing two-tone leather in the 300C Platinum. Fit and finish is good. The rubbery dash has a slightly gummy feel. It’s not the best place to toss a sweater, because lint sticks to it.
Being an all-American full-size sedan, there are a bunch of storage bins, and big cupholders abound. Bottle holders are molded into the door pockets.
The seats are built for Americans, which is to say a nation of overweight people. They’re big, firm but compliant, multi-adjustable, and have good bolstering. Headroom and legroom are excellent in front, but in the rear, tall people will want more legroom, although they’ll find the seats back there comfortable enough. There’s plenty of room for three passengers in the rear.
The 16.3 cubic-foot trunk is big, but only average for a full-size sedan. Visibility is good in all directions, thanks to thin roof pillars.