2013 Chrysler 300

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2013 chrysler 300 Reviews and News

2013 Chrysler 300
2013 Chrysler 300

New for 2013

A winter-themed Glacier model joins the 300 lineup, and is only available on cars fitted with all-wheel drive. At the same time, Chrysler honors its Detroit roots with a Motown-themed special-edition model, and a special-edition model designed by Detroit-born fashion icon John Varvatos.


Chrysler says its 300 portfolio has been “simplified” for 2013, but with eight variants available at dealers, we wonder just how complex things were before. Three trim levels – the 300S, 300C Luxury Series, and 300 SRT8 – joined the lineup in 2012, while the Glacier, the Motown Edition, and a signature model dressed up by designer John Varvatos were added to the 300 the portfolio this year. 300 sedans equipped with the base 3.6-liter V-6 are paired with a ZF-designed eight-speed automatic transmission, and yield either 292 hp or 300 when in a 300S. Chrysler’s 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is optional in all but the base 300 model. Hemi-powered cars are also available with all-wheel drive, but all V-8 cars are only offered with an aging five-speed automatic transmission. For the ultimate in power, opt for the SRT8. Its 6.4-liter V-8 cranks out 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, and adaptive dampers iron out body roll on the track and soak up potholes on the road. The 300 is still a big, broad-shouldered chunk of Americana, but with more finesse, flair, and variety than ever before.


Front, side, and side curtain airbags; a driver’s knee airbag; active head restraints, traction and stability control; ABS; and automatic headlamps are standard on all 2013 300 models. An available SafetyTec package adds forward collision warning with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot and rear cross-path detection, front and rear parking sensors, and exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals. An optional Light Group also adds adaptive high-intensity projector headlamps and LED rear fog lamps.

You’ll like:

  • Stylish
  • A trim level for all tastes
  • High-performance SRT8 model fun on both road and track

You won’t like:

  • No eight-speed automatic for V-8 models
  • Wind noise
  • Feels as heavy as it looks

Key competitors to the 2013 Chrysler 300

  • Audi A6
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Chrysler 300 S Flat Black Front Angle
The Chrysler 300 has enjoyed an enduring popularity since its debut for the 2005 model year. Its bold styling gave an elegant, premium look to buyers at an affordable price, and immediately endeared it to customizers, who wasted no time in applying their custom touch to Chrysler's big sedan. With a new V-6 and a bigger, more powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 in the SRT, the 300 offers a powertrain for any need or taste.
2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Front Left View 1
Chrysler may soon be Imported from Detroit no more. In a recent interview, Chrysler marketing boss Olivier Francois said he wants the brand to move away from the tagline made famous by Eminem, and instead focus on marketing Chrysler as an American import-fighter.
2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Front Left View 1
The Chrysler 300 is great, and the SRT version is even better. Although the 300 is essentially a Dodge Charger with different sheetmetal, the more elegant exterior design makes it appealing to a larger audience than the ostentatious Charger. Adding a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 and subtle design changes makes the car even more appealing to me. There's still not enough refinement in the 300 package to seriously challenge the German juggernauts (despite the platform descending from the E-class during the DaimlerChrysler era), but you can get a very fast, very spacious car for $50k.

2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8

2013 Chrysler 300 John Varvatos Manhattan Boutique
If you're a regular follower of one of the many tech enthusiast blogs, you're probably familiar with the term "unboxing." It refers to the anticipation and ceremony of receiving and unpacking one of the first of a rare or highly sought-after electronic device, and is a staple of tech blog web videos. The importance of packaging is so important to some tech companies that they spend significant amounts of time and money in the product packaging itself, most famously Apple, which has detailed specifications and requirements for product labeling, design, and even the thickness and quality of the cardstock of its packaging.
Chrysler 300S Turbine Concept Front Three Quarter
With all the attention lavished on new Jeep models, the matte-copper Chrysler 300S Turbine Concept seemed like an afterthought. The car pays homage to the original Chrysler Turbine concept, which bowed 50 years ago in 1963 with a real jet-turbine engine. Chrysler has two of the original Turbine concepts in its Detroit archive, but simply didn't have space to show them on its stand here at Detroit.

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2013 Chrysler 300 Specifications

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3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
292 hp @ 6350rpm
260 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
150,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("AWD") 8HP45 transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture.
The transmission output shaft fracture could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park'.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 31, 2014. Customers may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is N65.
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Recall Date
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.
Potential Units Affected
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