2013 Chrysler 300 Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300’s trim level lineup has been changed for the 2013 model year. The 3.6-liter V6 is now standard in all trims except the SRT8, although the 5.7-liter V8 is still an available option on the “S” and “C” trims. The SRT8 trim now has a launch control and its adaptive suspension now gets an expanded range with three modes. Also new for this year is a more affordable version of the SRT8, called the “Core.”
2013 Chrysler 300 Exterior
The Chrysler 300 is known for its aggressive, almost sporty look – featuring subtle lines, an aerodynamic body, dual exhaust, and a prominent grille, this car screams “bring it”. If you’re looking for a sleek, spacious, and powerful ride with serious American style, it doesn’t get much better than the 300.
The base 300 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, and keyless ignition and entry.
2013 Chrysler 300 Performance
A 3.6-liter V6 that creates 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque comes standard in all Chrysler 300 trims except the SRT8. The 300S comes with a sport-tuned exhaust and a few other adjustments that increase power to 300 hp. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive come standard.
2013 Chrysler 300 Efficiency
EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 23 combined. Choosing the optional all-wheel-drive transmission will drop those numbers just slightly to 18 mpg city, 27 highway, and 21 combined.
2013 Chrysler 300 Interior
The 300 feels like a luxury car due to its high-quality interior materials, powerful engine and long-list of impressive features, even at the base level. The base 300 comes equipped standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat and four-way power lumbar adjustment, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an overhead console, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a six-speaker sound system with a touch screen interface, Bluetooth, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB audio input and satellite radio.
2013 Chrysler 300 Safety
Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, active front head restraints, and side curtain airbags. The available SafetyTec package adds a blind-spot warning system, a cross-path warning system, and a forward collision warning system. You can also opt for a rearview camera.
In government crash tests, the 300 earns the highest rating of five stars, and the best rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash tests.
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