2014 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Edition Returns with Greater Opulence, All-Wheel Drive

By Jacob Brown | January 30, 2014
Who's John Varvatos, and why should you care about him? If that was your first thought when we brought up his name, here are the answers: He's a Detroit-born fashion designer who made it big, and Chrysler is taking pride in its roots by featuring his name and color and materials choices on its top-tier 2014 Chrysler 300C luxury sedan. The 2014 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Edition returns for its second year with Phantom Black tri-coat paint, a titanium-finish grille, and signature accents throughout. Embossed logos with special stitching are featured on the seats, and the interior also comes with Poltrona Frau leather. The whole car is fairly bespoke for a mass-market vehicle.
New for 2014 is the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos' all-wheel drive system. With a driveshaft disconnect, it can run more efficiently, allowing the car to run in rear-wheel drive mode when the extra traction isn't needed. While available with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, the one to get is probably the 3.6-liter V-6 car with Chrysler's eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive cars run on 20-inch wheels, and the all-wheel-drive ones get 19-inchers. Pricing for the 2014 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos starts at $45,475, including $995 for destination and handling. The all-wheel-drive model adds $2,500 to the price, which makes both cars about $3,000 more than the outgoing models. The 2014 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Edition goes on sale this March, and we'll have one around then to let you know if it's worth the dough. Source: Chrysler