2013 Chrysler 300 – Review

2013 Chrysler 300 – Review
26 Jun 2013

Chrysler 300The 2013 Chrysler 300 is a large family car that stands second in the list of 7 most affordable large cars. The refined version of the Chrysler 300 delivers responsive handling, well equipped and luxurious interior, impressive Powertrain choices and head turning exterior. This is one of those best family large cars that offer some powerful engine choices and even its base V6 stands out in the crowd in terms of performance and power. For the 2013, the car gets some notable changes, especially the SRT8 version get a new 3.6 liter V6 engine and an affordable and more efficient version named SRT8 Core. The muscular and rear wheel drive sedan is a perfect match for those buyers who want to enjoy a luxurious feel, sportier performance and eye catching styling. The 2013 Chrysler 300 is built on the platform of an old Mercedes E-Class and is built in the Canada.

Styling, Interior, Utility and Specifications

The 2013 Chrysler 300 is a blend of a big American sedan with the latest styling and sophistication and is offered in seven different trims, the Base 300, 300S, 300C, 300C Luxury series, 300C John Varvatos Collection, an affordable SRT8 version “SRT8 Core” and top of the lineup SRT8. The exterior styling of the 2013 Chrysler 300 is very appealing that offers three wheel choices, 17 inch alloy wheels, 18 inch, 19 inch or 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, stretched look, nice, distinctive and elegant front grille, new headlamps with a stylish “C” shaped LED, stylish rear spoiler, dual pane sunroof and the rear windscreen is slightly moved forward making it look bold and sharp. The “C” shaped LED lights are introduced for the first time to any American sedan that is not only increasing its charm, sophistication and also producing three times greater light.

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The Interior of the 2013 Chrysler 300 is also complementing the stylish exterior and offers an utmost comfort and convenience. Standard on all trim levels are leather upholstery, keyless entry, power driver seat, Voice recognition system, heated front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, CD player, power driver seat and Bluetooth Wireless Cell phone link. Moving up to the other trim levels, the 2013 Chrysler 300 offers an array of technologically advanced and innovative features for the convenience of the driver and passengers. Many of the standard features on the upper trim levels are available as optional features for the base model and 300S model.

Under the Hood

The 2013 Chrysler 300 offers three different engine choices for an impressive and dynamic performance. The 2013 Chrysler 300 trims except the SRT8 version comes standard with a 3.6 liter V6 that generates 292 horsepower and 260 lb ft of torque. The same engine delivers 300 horsepower at 300S trim because of its sports tuned exhaust. Eight speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive versions are standard whereas AWD is optional. The V6 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds with an EPA rated fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 31 mpg highway for rear wheel drive and 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for AWD.

The base 300 comes standard with a 5.7 liter V8 engine produces 363 horsepower and 294 lb ft of torque. Five speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive is standard with an EPA rated fuel economy of 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for rear wheel drive and 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for AWD.

On top of the all trims, the SRT8 fits a powerful 6.4 liter V8 engine that generates 470 horsepower and 470 lb ft of torque. Rear wheel drive and five speed automatic is standard.

Safety

Antilock brakes, front side, full length side curtain and driver’s knee airbags, traction and stability control and front head restraints are standard on the 2013 Chrysler 300.

Price and Availability

The 2013 Chrysler 300 is available at a price range from $30,145 to $48,250 and the car is available for sale.

Key Rivals

The key rivals are Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, Acura TL and Hyundai Genesis.

Pros

  • A powerful base engine
  • Competent interior
  • Highly customizable

Cons

  • Lots of limited edition models
  • Poor rear visibility

The Verdict

The 2013 Chrysler 300 is a good large family sedan with lots of impressive and appealing features. There are different models offered by a brand that attracts customers from different classes.

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