What's New for 2013:
- Lineup simplified to 300, 300S, 300C, and 300 Luxury Series models
- New 300 Glacier, 300C Luxury Edition, and 300C Limited Edition trims
- Standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine with more power in 300S models
- Standard leather upholstery and heated front seats
- Standard Uconnect 8.4 with Bluetooth connectivity
- Optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine for all models except base 300
- Driver Convenience Group option for base 300
- Cold-air induction and sport exhaust systems for 300S
- Black-painted roof option for 300S
- 3-D graphics added to Uconnect navigation system
Chrysler makes significant changes to its 300 lineup for 2013. The model lineup is trimmed to 300, 300S, 300C, and 300 Luxury Series, and three new special-edition trims are offered: the 300 Glacier, 300C Luxury Edition, and 300C Limited Edition.
The standard 2013 Chrysler 300 is equipped with automatic headlights, LED running lights, LED brake lights, fog lights, heated power exterior mirrors, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.Interior Features
For 2013, the Chrysler 300 is equipped with standard leather seats, heated front seats, 12-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, and a Uconnect 8.4 in-dash color touch screen with Bluetooth calling and music streaming, SD card slot, USB port, auxiliary audio input jack, and an iPod controller.Optional Features
The 2013 Chrysler 300S slots in above the base 300 model in the lineup this year, and it includes black chrome and body-color trim elements, polished 20-inch wheels with black painted pockets, and Piano Black and matte carbon interior trim. The 300S also comes standard with 12-way power front sport seats, universal garage door opener, reversing camera, and a Beats by Dr. Dre premium sound system. Mechanical upgrades include a more powerful V-6 engine with cold-air induction and sport exhaust systems, magnesium paddle shifters for the 8-speed automatic transmission (which features a "Sport" mode), touring-tuned suspension, quicker steering with heavier effort levels, and remote engine starting.
The new Chrysler 300 Glacier trim is based on the 300S with all-wheel drive. It adds cloth inserts to the seats, special floor mats, unique 19-inch Stain Carbon aluminum wheels with performance tires, Gloss Black mirror caps, and a Gloss Black roof treatment. Glacier Blue Pearl paint is exclusive to this trim.
The Chrysler 300C is the next rung on the model ladder. It comes with extra chrome exterior trim, a set of chrome-clad 18-inch aluminum wheels, satin chrome interior accents, and LED ambient interior lighting. The driver grips a leather-and-wood power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, while both the driver and front passenger sit on heated and ventilated seats and sip beverages held by heated and cooled cup holders. Heated rear seats are also standard, and a power rear sunshade is useful on sunny days. Additional standard features for the 300C include power-adjustable pedals, memory system for multiple driver settings, navigation system with Uconnect voice command technology, and an Alpine audio system. The 300C rides on a comfort-tuned suspension.
Two new special-edition versions of the 300C are offered this year, styled in collaboration with fashion designer John Varvatos. The 2013 Chrysler 300C Limited Edition features Phantom Black tri-coat paint with Titanium exterior trim and interior accents, unique 20-inch wheels, Pewter Metallic leather, heated steering wheel, pearlescent white gauges, and Charcoal wood trim. The 2013 Chrysler 300C Luxury Edition offers Black or two-tone Black and Dark Mocha interior trim, heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats, heated steering wheel, hand-sanded matte wood interior trim, Platinum Chrome exterior trim, mesh grille, and polished 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The Chrysler 300 Luxury Series features premium Nappa leather covering the seats, armrests and door bolsters, while Poltrona Frau "Foligno" Italian leather is wrapped around the dashboard, upper door panels and the sides of the center console. Heated and ventilated front and rear seats, berber floor mats, premium leather-wrapped steering wheel, and low-gloss Natural Pore Mocha genuine wood trim are also standard on this version of the 300. On the outside, the Luxury Series gets platinum chrome detailing and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.Under the Hood
The standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine generates 292 horsepower, delivered to the rear (RWD) or all 4 wheels (AWD) through an 8-speed automatic transmission. For 2013, the 300S model's V-6 engine generates 300 horsepower and extra torque, and the transmission features a "Sport" mode as well as paddle shifters.
A 363-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine is optional for the 300S, 300C, and 300 Luxury Series. The V-8 offers Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-off technology that cuts fuel delivery to the engine when coasting, and Fuel Saver technology that runs the engine on 4 of its 8 cylinders when cruising. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V-8 engine.
All-wheel drive is optional on the Chrysler 300. Because it completely disconnects from the front wheels when it's not in use, fuel economy is preserved as much as possible, Chrysler says.Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Chrysler 300 model lineup are:
- 300 with V-6 engine and RWD: 19/31/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- 300 with V-6 engine and AWD: 18/27/21 mpg
- 300 with V-8 engine and RWD: 16/25/19 mpg
- 300 with V-8 engine and AWD: 15/23/18 mpg
The 2013 Chrysler 300 is equipped with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, ready-alert brake support, and rain-brake support technologies. Additionally, the 300 includes traction control, stability control, and 7 air bags including one for the driver's knees. A reversing camera is standard on all models except the base 300.
A SafetyTec option package is offered on all Chrysler 300s except the base model, and it includes active cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection system, front and rear park-assist sensors, rain-sensing wipers, and side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators. Adaptive HID headlights and auto-dimming high beam headlights are included in the optional Light Group.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2013 Chrysler 300 an overall crash-test rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. As this overview was written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not performed crash tests on the 2013 Chrysler 300. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Institute.
Available Trims for the 2013 Chrysler 300 Sedan
||8 speed automatic
|| 292-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl
||8 speed automatic
|| 300-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl
||5 speed automatic
|| 470-hp / 6.4L 8-cyl
||5 speed automatic
|| 470-hp / 6.4L 8-cyl