The Chrysler 300 has a mighty fine looking interior and as a bonus, there’s a lot of mighty fine locations to mount a phone or GPS, and some potential spots for a tablet. This is one of the easier vehicles to mount a device but due to lack of CD player, loses out to our all time easiest, the Toyota Camry.
Our usual interior photo of the Chrysler 300 accompanies this article. A fairly conventional design with the usual Chrysler clock mounted in the middle. This was a fairly loaded vehicle that had some unique options including an automatic roll up sun visor for the rear window. It also has a dial in lieu of a gear shift. Never saw that before.
The most popular location for mounting a cell phone or GPS continues to be the windshield so let’s start with those mounts. The Chrysler 300 windshield is a bit further of a reach than we have seen in other cars, almost as much as an SUV. However, not so long that conventional windshield suction cup mounts will not work.
The photo that accompanies this article has an installed Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount. This mount features a vacuum locking suction assembly attached to adjustable base. An expandable holder opens to 3.4 inches to fit practically any size phone. The device can swivel into any orientation. The mount includes an adhesive disk that can stick to the dash and turn this into a console mount. The suction assembly can adhere to the adhesive disk just like it would on a windshield. This is a very reliable mount which comes with a two-year warranty.
The same mount but for a Garmin GPS is the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount. We have recommended this for many years. It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty. It’s more rugged and longer than the mount Garmin provides in the box with the GPS. Like the prior mount, this is a longer reach to the windshield so set it before the drive. This mount will fit all the Garmin vehicular GPS devices that use the 17mm ball including Nuvi, Drive and DriveAssist.
The air vent is another excellent option for a phone or GPS. We suggest using one of the vents in the middle of the dash. Easy to see and simple to install on the Chrysler 300 thanks to traditional horizontal vents. Consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount. The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can be used to hold most phone models with or without a case or skin. It has a ball and socket so the cradle swivels into any orientation. This mount will work on flat vent slats that are 3/8 to 1 inch deep. The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is fairly large.
The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can also be used for a Garmin GPS. All Garmin vehicle GPS devices made over the past ten years include a custom cradle that has a 17mm socket on the back. Remove the cradle from the Jelly-Grip mount and you have a 17mm ball. Just snap the Garmin cradle onto the Jelly-Grip mount minus the cradle and your GPS can be mounted to the air vent.
We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail in 2016 and continue to like this as one of our favorite vent mounts for a phone or GPS.
The car seat bolt is somewhat exposed and a seat bolt mount will work if you have the proper tools to loosen the outer most bolt. The passenger seat bolt closest to the driver is the best place to mount a tablet. Consider the Arkon Car Seat Bolt Floor Mount for Tablets. The mount has a hook on the bottom that fits under the seat bolt. The mount itself is made of metal and is flexible so when your tablet isn’t in the mount, it can be bent out of the way so a passenger can sit without a problem. This is a good mount for a small to midsize tablet that’s used for something other than a GPS as it’s awkward to look down for directions. It’s probably ok to use it for music or some other purpose that does not require the driver to look while driving. Got to keep it safe.
The Chrysler 300 dash is large and flat. Consider using the Arkon Friction Dash Mount for SmartPhones and Midsize Tablets. This includes a cradle that opens to over 7 inches so it’s going to fit most smartphones and tablets up to the size of an Apple iPad Mini. The included bean bag weighted dash mount weighs almost two pounds and has a safety anchor which we suggest using. The device can swivel 360 degrees and will pivot and tilt. This has mount is probably going to work best on the passenger side of the dash. The middle has an upward slope so it’s going to fit better on the passenger side.
You can also use one of the suction cup mounts mentioned in the beginning of the article. They come with an adhesive dash plate so that the suction mount can be stuck to your dash. A dash mount is best for states where mounting to a windshield is illegal.
The Chrysler 300 cup holders are located somewhat set back to the driver so it’s not the best place to mount a device. While this is a roomy interior, these cup holder are located too far back to be of good use as a mounting point. It’s kind of a shame as there isn’t a gear shift to block a device mounted in the cup holder. However, even with the seats all the way back, the cup holder is still set too far back to be of any use for mounting a device.
So there you have it. A Chrysler 300 can benefit from the addition of a windshield, vent or dash mount. A seat bolt mount can work for a small to midsize tablet assuming you can get the bolt loose. The CD player is out because there isn’t one. A cup holder is set too far back to be of use.