2013 Chrysler 300C

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$36,345

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2013 Chrysler 300C
2013 Chrysler 300C

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Responsive eight-speed transmission
  • Handsome interior
  • Ride quality with Touring suspension (V-6)
  • Well-appointed base model

The bad:

  • Backseat not as roomy as some competitors
  • Lazy five-speed automatic (with V-8)
  • Small side mirrors

3 trims

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Notable features

  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission for V-6 models
  • Optional Beats by Dr. Dre premium audio
  • Standard 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • RWD or AWD
  • High-performance SRT8 version

2013 Chrysler 300C review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2011, the full-size Chrysler 300 sedan retains its iconic silhouette and is one of the few remaining American rear-wheel-drive sedans. All-wheel drive is available. With seating for five, the Chrysler 300 offers V-6 or V-8 power, and it’s also available in high-performance SRT8 guise. Competitors include the Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus.
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New for 2013
The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V-6 engine, and leather upholstery and heated front seats are now standard. The V-6 in the 300S model makes 300 horsepower — 8 hp more than the regular V-6 — thanks to a cold-air induction system and a revised exhaust system. A black roof is optional for the 300S, and the optional Garmin-based navigation system gains improved 3-D-map and route-guidance graphics.

A new 300 Glacier model features all-wheel drive, body-colored and gloss-black exterior accents, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cloth/leather-trimmed seats, piano-black accents, a leather-wrapped thick-rim steering wheel and Glacier logos.
Exterior
The 300 has a distinctive grille with horizontal blades, though those who prefer a mesh grille can get one installed through Chrysler’s aftermarket Mopar division. In back, the bumper angles forward, meeting the taillights without the conventional ledge where the two elements join. Exterior features include:

  • Standard LED daytime running lights
  • Standard dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels are optional
  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional dual-pane panoramic sunroof

Interior
Light-blue gauges sit behind a broad steering wheel, and a standard 8.4-inch center display houses various touch-screen controls, along with the optional navigation system. With the help of a raked windshield, thinner roof pillars and new door frames, the 300 provides increased outward visibility compared with its predecessor. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver’s seat and a USB/iPod-compatible stereo are standard. Trunk volume is 16.3 cubic feet. Interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional power-adjustable pedals
  • Optional heated and cooled cupholders

Under the Hood
The 3.6-liter V-6 works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The optional 5.7-liter V-8 pairs with a five-speed automatic. Mechanical features include:

  • 292-hp V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque; 300S makes 300 hp and 264 pounds-feet of torque
  • 363-hp V-8 with 394 pounds-feet of torque and cylinder-deactivation technology
  • Both engines can use regular gas
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active front head restraints
  • Optional blind spot monitoring system
  • Optional rear cross-path detection
  • Optional collision warning system
  • Optional front and rear parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional SmartBeam headlights

300 SRT8
The 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 combines luxury and high performance in a single car. It’s powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 that puts out 470 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque. According to Chrysler, the big sedan can go from zero to 60 mph in the high 4-second range and has a top speed of 175 mph. Brembo-brand brakes bring the 300 SRT8 to a halt from 60 mph in 120 feet.

The V-8 works with a five-speed automatic transmission that has shift paddles on the leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. The sedan also has an adaptive suspension that has three modes for 2013: Auto, Sport and Track. There’s also a newly standard launch control feature that’s designed to achieve maximum acceleration from zero to 62 mph.
The 300 SRT8 has a distinctive grille and rides a half-inch lower than the regular 300. Dual 4-inch exhaust tips finish the rear. Additional features include SRT-tuned steering and seven-spoke 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.

The cabin features carbon fiber trim and heated and ventilated front seats with the SRT logo embroidered on the backrest. An optional Premium Interior Package adds leather accents to the upper door trim and instrument panel. A Harman Kardon premium stereo is optional, too.

Buyers are also entitled to one day of professional driving instruction as part of the SRT Track Experience. The program, which takes place at select tracks throughout the year, is designed to teach owners driving skills they can use on the track or the street. Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Engine outstanding - build quality lacking

I absolutely love my 300 SRT 8. Performance of the Engine in stellar reliability of the parts have been very good to excellent (need to replace brakes, tires, water pump... pretty standard.) What i didn't anticipate and cause of lower rating? Interior part quality. 1. Dashboard - twice has separated from connections (heat? poor design?) - dealer tells me they've never seen this before - however, check online forums - it happened extremely regularly. 2. Carbon Fiber overlays - both on the shifter and doors - heat i guess? apparently they were simply glued on - and the glue dries out - quickly. I've had the shifter overlay replaced twice, and its broken even now - - 3. EVIC radio - it works - but with changes to apple software, the bluetooth connection becomes disfunctional. The EVIC has been replaced twice.... now, i only keep just my phone connected - and it doesn't always connect. 4. Lighter/change door - its a flip door - it broke with normal (very light) use the 2nd year - i barely used it and just kept it closed because even driving off the lot, i could tell it would break easily... and sure enough it did. So, it sits open for the last 6 years. 5. Self dimming mirrors - i took the car to the dealer (due to a light issue) they returned the car, but a little red dot in the rear-view light was blinking. I immediately took it back -- they said [whatever work they did for the lights] would not have effected the self dimming rearview/side mirror process - so 1: they cannot fix it - it has to be replaced. Issue here - why is it this self dim rearview/side mirror cannot simply be fixed (reset). (all the mirrors still work, they're just out of sync now.) Okay, so you see, after 8 years of ownership and ~49k miles, i still love my vehicle. I'm considering another actually ...but right now checking into other MFGs. For the price of the performance vehicle i want (CHARGER HELLCAT REDEYE WIDEBODY) interior should not be so 'sub standard'.) Remember, the car performance can be great - but i sit INSIDE every day and see the poor quality of the inner make up!!!

5.0

Best car I ever owned. I have had4 300 vehicles

From the first time I rented one to drive to Florida, I have been in love with Chyrsler 300's . I have owned 4 of them since 2007. Best car for me. So comfortable. All the modern comforts. I love. Just need to reduce my debt since Covid outbreak. Perfectly good car. in every way.

5.0

Luxurious muscle car

This is a luxurious sleeping monster that can be awoken very easily if you choose . I’ve owned a 2006 5.7 rwd & now a 2013 John Varvatos luxury addition 5.7rwd.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chrysler
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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