• (4.5) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,497–$25,769
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 292-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2013 Chrysler 300C

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Chrysler 300C

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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.
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Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

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Luxury with muscle

by New to Mopar from on November 1, 2017

The 300c is a solid vehicle with style with bonus of a 5.7L V8 to add some kick with the plush design.

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2013 Chrysler 300C Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300C Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300C Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300C Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chrysler 300C Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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