Decent ride comfort and handling. Boot capacity betters many rivals', and there's lots of luxury equipment as standard
No match for its BMW 5 Series rival. The cabin materials are below par compared with others in this category
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
There is just the one engine to choose from, and the 215bhp 3.0-litre turbodiesel is a thoroughly sensible option, with impressive pulling power and decent refinement.
Ride & Handling
On the road, the 300C always feels like a big car, which isn’t surprising given its weight and length. The ride is fidgety at lower speeds and some body float is evident over dips and crests, although changes of direction through fast sweeping bends are carried off with assured ease.
For the most part, the 300C wafts its occupants along serenely, and it’s only at higher speeds that road and wind noise become audible. The 3.0-litre diesel also remains quiet unless pushed hard.