Chrysler 300 vs Honda Accord

2023 Chrysler 300
2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
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2023 Honda Accord
$27,295MSRP
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$33,545MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2023 Chrysler 300 was 5.8 out of 10, while the 2023 Honda Accord scored 6.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the Honda Accord is the more highly recommended choice, offering better overall performance, form and function, technology, and superior safety features. For those prioritizing a balanced combination of comfort, safety, and utility, the 2023 Honda Accord stands out as the superior option.

Overview

MSRP

$33,545

MSRP

$27,295

Average price

$18,508

Average price

$18,739

Listings

5481

Listings

9355
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

5.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Unimpressive safety ratings
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious interior
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Several minor comfort issues
  • Questionable value for the money

Reviews Summary

That bellowing is courtesy of a 6.4-liter Hemi, returning to the Chrysler 300 for the first time since 2014. Available only in the limited-production 300C model, it puts enough power to the rear wheels to effortlessly repave the roads with rubber. Fortunately, Chrysler fortifies the 300C with wheel, tire, suspension, and braking upgrades to help drivers make the most of the muscle under the hood. Naturally, there is also an active exhaust system that makes plenty of noise.

Verdict: Even as it ages toward retirement, the Chrysler 300 remains a strikingly attractive, large sedan. With an available 6.4-liter V8 engine, it packs the firepower to support its muscle-car looks. However, the aging platform leaves much to be desired in terms of tech, comfort, and safety.

Reviews Summary

It’s true the 2023 Honda Accord doesn’t have all-wheel drive, a third-row seat, a big cargo area you can pack to the roof, or styling that suggests you live an adventurous lifestyle. If you want those things, spend thousands of dollars more for the Honda Pilot, which is less dynamic to drive and more expensive to own and operate. But, if you don’t need (or want) those things, consider the 11th generation 2023 Accord, which remains an excellent, if comparatively expensive, example of the traditional four-door family car.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.6L 292 hp V6

Engine

1.5L 192 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

Horsepower

192 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

19

MPG City

29

MPG Highway

30

MPG Highway

37
2023 Chrysler 300
2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
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2023 Honda Accord
2023 Honda Accord
$27,295MSRP
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2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
Overview
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2023 Honda Accord
$27,295MSRP
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CarGurus highlights

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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2023 Chrysler 300 was 5.8 out of 10, while the 2023 Honda Accord scored 6.7 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the Honda Accord is the more highly recommended choice, offering better overall performance, form and function, technology, and superior safety features. For those prioritizing a balanced combination of comfort, safety, and utility, the 2023 Honda Accord stands out as the superior option.

Overview
MSRP
$33,545
$27,295
Average price
$18,508
$18,739
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.4
Expert reviews

5.8 out of 10

Read full review

6.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Unimpressive safety ratings
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious interior
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Several minor comfort issues
  • Questionable value for the money
Summary

That bellowing is courtesy of a 6.4-liter Hemi, returning to the Chrysler 300 for the first time since 2014. Available only in the limited-production 300C model, it puts enough power to the rear wheels to effortlessly repave the roads with rubber. Fortunately, Chrysler fortifies the 300C with wheel, tire, suspension, and braking upgrades to help drivers make the most of the muscle under the hood. Naturally, there is also an active exhaust system that makes plenty of noise.

Verdict: Even as it ages toward retirement, the Chrysler 300 remains a strikingly attractive, large sedan. With an available 6.4-liter V8 engine, it packs the firepower to support its muscle-car looks. However, the aging platform leaves much to be desired in terms of tech, comfort, and safety.

It’s true the 2023 Honda Accord doesn’t have all-wheel drive, a third-row seat, a big cargo area you can pack to the roof, or styling that suggests you live an adventurous lifestyle. If you want those things, spend thousands of dollars more for the Honda Pilot, which is less dynamic to drive and more expensive to own and operate. But, if you don’t need (or want) those things, consider the 11th generation 2023 Accord, which remains an excellent, if comparatively expensive, example of the traditional four-door family car.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.6L 292 hp V6
1.5L 192 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
192 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
19
29
MPG Highway
30
37
Look and feel
2023 Chrysler 300
7/10
2023 Honda Accord
8/10
When Chrysler introduced the 300 sedan in 2005, critics and consumers likened it to a Bentley. Although this required some imagination, the Chrysler’s round headlights, bold grille, blunt nose, and stately proportions echoed the elegance of the Bentley Arnage. Replacing the less appealing 300M, the 300 instantly gained credibility with its Bentley-adjacent design. Over the years, the 300 underwent significant updates, particularly in 2011, but it maintained its original platform and design ethos, aging gracefully while retaining visual appeal. By 2023, the 300 came in several trim levels: Touring, Touring L, 300S, and 300C. Particularly striking was the 300C, limited to 2,000 units, featuring a powerful V8 engine and a price tag reflecting its premium status. The 300, starting at $35,515 and reaching up to $44,025, presented an affordable yet stylish option in a market of rising car prices. In contrast, the 2023 Honda Accord underwent a redesign, offering a more modern yet conservative appearance compared to its predecessor. Previous iterations were perhaps more visually appealing, but the new design brought a technical, subdued style. The EX trim, tested extensively, featured attractive Canyon River Blue paint and a pewter wheel finish that struck a pleasing balance. While the Accord's aesthetic choices leaned toward subtlety, its modernity was evident, even though it didn't excite as much as previous versions.
Performance
2023 Chrysler 300
8/10
2023 Honda Accord
7/10
The 2023 Chrysler 300C stood out primarily for its power and performance. This model resurrected the spirit of the 300 SRT with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, producing 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain enabled a 4.3-second sprint to 60 mph and a top speed of 160 mph. Brembo brakes, an adaptive damping suspension, and performance tires on exclusive lightweight forged aluminum wheels enhanced its driving dynamics. Optional driving modes—Auto, Sport, Track, and Custom—allowed tailored driving experiences. However, this performance came at a cost. Cabin noise from the active exhaust system and suboptimal fuel economy, with an EPA rating of 18 mpg in combined driving, underscored the vehicle's muscle car nature. The heavy exhaust boom and lower fuel efficiency reflected the powerful engine's demands. In comparison, the 2023 Honda Accord LX and EX featured a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, offering 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain provided adequate performance for daily driving but lacked the thrilling acceleration of the discontinued 2.0T variant. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) powered the front wheels, with EPA estimates suggesting 32 mpg in combined driving. However, real-world conditions during testing yielded 28.7 mpg. The Accord’s smooth handling was supported by a MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, offering good response and road feel. The dual-pinion, variable-ratio steering system and ventilated front disc brakes also contributed to a refined driving experience, though the CVT sometimes produced a characteristic drone under hard acceleration.
Form and function
2023 Chrysler 300
5/10
2023 Honda Accord
7/10
In the Chrysler 300, front-seat passengers enjoyed the benefits of premium Laguna leather upholstery, heating, and ventilation. However, rear-seat comfort was compromised by hard plastic front seatbacks and a slouch-promoting backrest angle. Despite air conditioning vents, heated cushions, and charging ports, the rear seat was less hospitable. Storage space was limited, with small trays and bins, though the front section offered more utility, including heated and cooled cupholders. The 300’s trunk provided a generous 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space, with a convenient handle for effortless closing. Meanwhile, the Honda Accord EX added several enhancements over the base LX, including a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a power sunroof. However, it lacked a height-adjustable front passenger seat, rear air conditioning vents, and rear USB charging ports—amenities found in more premium trims. The back seat offered excellent leg support and ample legroom, ensuring passenger comfort. Honda also boasted a spacious 16.7 cubic-foot trunk, easy-to-load with its swing-up lid and convenient handle.
Technology
2023 Chrysler 300
5/10
2023 Honda Accord
6/10
The Chrysler 300 featured an 8.4-inch touchscreen with the previous-generation Uconnect infotainment system. While user-friendly, the system showed its age, particularly in its graphics and touchscreen size. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto required wired connections, and the system included SiriusXM, Guardian connected services, and optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The 300C added an SRT Dashboard for performance settings. Separate climate controls and steering wheel-mounted audio controls enhanced usability, but the absence of a surround-view camera system was notable given the car’s visibility limitations. In the Honda Accord EX, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system provided adequate technological functionality. The system offered Bluetooth connectivity, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and basic HondaLink services. However, it lacked SiriusXM satellite radio by default. Physical controls for stereo volume and function buttons simplified operation, although the misleading appearance of a tuning knob caused some confusion. The eight-speaker audio system in the EX trim delivered decent sound quality, rounding out a competent but not exceptional tech suite.
Safety
2023 Chrysler 300
3/10
2023 Honda Accord
9/10
Safety features in the Chrysler 300 were less advanced, with most driver assistance systems available only as optional extras. The fully loaded 300C included forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. However, the adaptive cruise lacked sophisticated stop-and-go functionality. The 300’s crash test ratings reflected its age, with respectable but not impressive scores from both the NHTSA and IIHS, especially in the newer, more demanding tests. Conversely, every 2023 Honda Accord came standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driving assistance systems. These included adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane-centering assist. Additional features included a reversing camera with multiple views, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, and a driver monitoring system. The EX offered an affordable safety package with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Accord’s sophisticated system behaviors contributed to its IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.
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