2013 Chrysler 300 Sedan Review | Edmunds.com

2013 Chrysler 300 Sedan

Is this your zip code?

Yes, it is

How do you feel about these results?

Tell us why you feel that way.

Contact Me No Thanks
What Others are Paying: Base 4dr Car with no optional equipment

Pricing & Edmunds True Market Value®

  • $30,162*
  • Dealer
  • Invoice

  • $31,340
  • Sticker Price
  • (MSRP)
Build Your Own

The True Market Value® (TMV®) price is our exclusive method for calculating what others are paying for a 2013 Chrysler 300 Sedan in Ashburn, VA (based on actual sales data from your region).

Chrysler 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 8-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 292 hp @ 6350 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2013 Chrysler 300

  • B Edmunds Rating
  • Stylish, powerful and well-built, the 2013 Chrysler 300 is an excellent choice for a full-size sedan.

  • Safety | Reliability | Rating Details
  • Pros

    Comfortable ride; quiet interior; powerful engines; upscale interior materials; generous features list; excellent safety scores; high-quality sound systems; available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Limited rear visibility.

  • What's New for 2013

    For 2013, the Chrysler 300's trim level lineup has been revised. All but the SRT8 versions now have the 3.6-liter V6 as standard, though the 5.7-liter V8 is still available on the "S" and "C" trims. The SRT8 version gets launch control as well as an expanded range for its adaptive suspension, which now offers three modes. There's also a new, more affordable version of the SRT8 dubbed "Core."

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

A lot of car for

by on
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

As of 841 miles, I am very pleased with my decision to go back to American Made! The 2013 Chrylser 300 is a pleasure to drive. It is so very quiet and smooth! More so than my 2011 Honda Odyssey van (that has been plagued with problems). The base model does exhibit a bit of "floatiness", which is attributed to the smooth and quiet ride. But it's not a negative. Compared to most cars on the market, it has a lot of room, especially in the rear passenger area. Wish it had more in the driver's area for big guys like me. For me, buying the base model and adding fog lamps and O.E.M 20" custom wheels to a car that was already feature rich... made sense! $28,400 ...out the door!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4000 miles in one month:

by on
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

Picked up my new 300 with thew Popular Equipment group and Navigation in April, and have already done an 1100 mile round trip in the car with 3 people and all their luggage aboard. Cruise Control set at 75MPH, and the Chrysler got an actual 31 MPG on that trip. I didn't believe it, but the return trip yielded the same result. The 300 was quiet as a Monday Morning Church, and power to spare, and the passengers couldn't believe how comfortable they were , and how little fatigue they experienced, on the 9+ hour car trip. The 300 was an effortless joy to drive, and the gas mileage was nothing short of amazing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car for an unbeatable

by on
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

This is the 3 car i owned and i am in love with it. The design inside and out is elegant and gorgous. It has its own unique look that turns heads no matter where i am. Inside is as lugorious as it can get. Ive been in many high priced cars such as the benz e class and the Infiniti g37 and i'd say the interior on the 300 beats them! The power even on the v6 is very powerfull and ive beaten the new infiniti g37 and 35, cadillac cts, and audi a4. If your looking to cruize around and show off the car its great for that also, but if your asking for power the 300 shows it off remarkably. And for a price range that starts at 29g! Its crazy what Chrysler has done.Highly recommend this car to anyone.

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

Nice road warrior car

by on
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

I am a sales professional and choose over similar priced competitors. In the low $30k price range this vehicle is the clear winner hand's down. The US automakers are closing the gap on the other brands. And what you get in this car and compared to the previous years 300 is night and day. This is a really nice car. It has a great turning radius, power on tap when you need it, decent brakes, it is quiet so you will be able to conduct business via phone and blue tooth if that is your thing. Also compared to the Passat with its V6 and this is still the better value.

Gas Mileage


  • 19
  • cty
  • 31
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs

Sedans $15,000 to $25,000

Nissan Altima
Toyota Camry
Honda Accord

See Full List

Bonus $ Offer


Type Start End
Student/College Grad 04/01/2014 09/30/2014

Requirements & Restrictions
College Graduate Customer Bonus Cash is available towards retail purchase to college students who have graduated in the last two years with any degree, current students who will graduate in the next six months or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program. Can be combined with other offers including Customer Retail Cash, Loyalty or APR financing through Chrysler Capital.
See All Incentives (1)

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Chrysler 300 Sedan in VA is:

$144 per month*
* Explanation

Full 2013 Chrysler 300 Review

What's New for 2013

For 2013, the Chrysler 300's trim level lineup has been revised. All but the SRT8 versions now have the 3.6-liter V6 as standard, though the 5.7-liter V8 is still available on the "S" and "C" trims. The SRT8 version gets launch control as well as an expanded range for its adaptive suspension, which now offers three modes. There's also a new, more affordable version of the SRT8 dubbed "Core."


It doesn't get much more American than a big, square-rigged and powerful rear-wheel-drive sedan, right? Never mind that the 2013 Chrysler 300 is actually built in Canada and based on a platform evolved from an old Mercedes E-Class -- if you're looking for a spacious, comfortable and powerful sedan with unabashed American style and flavor, it doesn't get much better.

But just because it offers traditional values doesn't mean the modern Chrysler 300 is behind the times. The current 300 brings a lot to the large sedan table, such as sleek styling, a trio of strong engine choices, a quiet interior and a comfortable ride. The cabin boasts a classy yet functional design and its materials are high in quality. Furthermore, the 300 offers the latest electronic features, but unlike those seen in some rivals, they're easy to use.

Also fully up-to-date are the 2013 Chrysler 300's V6 and V8 engines. It used to be that choosing the former meant lackluster performance, but with a V6 that cranks out up to 300 horsepower, that's certainly not the case now. And with eight speeds to work with, the automatic transmission contributes to the V6's impressive combination of strong performance and respectable fuel economy. If a full-on muscle car dressed up in a tuxedo is more your thing, there's the 300C SRT8, which sports a 6.4-liter V8 that pumps out 470 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque.

Of course, most shoppers will be considering the more common variants of the 2013 Chrysler 300, and that's not a problem at all. Even the base 300 can pass as a luxury car thanks to its high-quality interior, refined ride, strong power and generous features. Naturally, the 300 isn't the only large sedan available. The 2013 Hyundai Genesis is another standout, while the new 2013 Toyota Avalon is more engaging to drive this year. But overall the 2013 Chrysler 300 is a fantastic choice, especially if you want the definitive American sedan.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan available in six trim levels: 300, 300S, 300C, 300C Luxury Series, 300C John Varvatos Collection and SRT8.

The base 300 comes very well equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), an overhead console, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a six-speaker sound system with a compact touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface and satellite radio.

The 300S adds a slightly more powerful engine, a Sport mode and shift paddles for the transmission, remote start, unique black-out styling elements, foglights, 20-inch (19-inch with AWD) alloy wheels with performance tires, touring-tuned suspension, an eight-way power passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), piano black cabin accents, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre sound system.

Stepping up to the 300C adds the following to the base 300: remote start, foglights, additional chrome exterior accents, auto-dimming driver sideview mirror, LED cabin lighting, heated/cooled cupholders, an upgraded Alpine audio system, a navigation system (with real time traffic), power-adjustable pedals and steering wheel, driver memory functions, a heated/wood-trimmed steering wheel, heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade.

The 300C Luxury Series further includes special "platinum chrome" exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, a Sport mode and shift paddles for the transmission, upgraded leather upholstery, leather-trimmed instrument panel and console, Berber floor mats, and real wood trim. The 300C John Varvatos Collection (named after the menswear fashion designer) is equipped similarly but has unique interior and exterior trim.

The SRT8 is a high-performance model that, in addition to most of the luxury features of the 300C, features special styling and interior trim, a high-performance V8, special 20-inch wheels and high-performance tires, Brembo brakes, launch control, a three-mode adjustable sport suspension, sport-tuned steering, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive and auto-leveling bi-xenon headlamps, a rearview camera and leather/faux-suede upholstery and sport seats.

The "Core" version of the SRT8 includes most of the high-performance hardware but does without the adjustable suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, leather upholstery, premium sound upgrade, navigation system, heated seats/steering wheel/cupholders, parking sensors, rearview camera, power-adjustable pedals/steering wheel and a few other luxury features in exchange for a lower price tag.

Many of the upper trims' features can be had on the lower trims via various packages. Other option highlights (depending on trim level) include a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a panoramic sunroof and the SafetyTec package. The latter features adaptive/auto-leveling bi-xenon headlamps, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot/cross-path warning system, a forward collision warning system, front and rear parking sensors and automatic wipers.

Exclusive to the 300S is the Glacier package, which includes all-wheel drive, unique 19-inch wheels, black roof and mirrors, front sport seats, cloth/leather upholstery and embroidered floor mats.

Powertrains and Performance

All 2013 Chrysler 300 trims except the SRT8 come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 300S version of that engine comes with minor tweaks (including a sport-tuned exhaust) that bump output to 300 hp. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.

In Edmunds performance testing, a 300 V6 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds ? about average for a V6-powered full-size sedan. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 23 combined. Opting for all-wheel drive drops those numbers to 18/27/21.

Optional on all but the base 300 is a 5.7-liter V8 good for 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16/25/19 with rear-wheel drive and 15/23/18 with AWD.

The SRT8 boasts a 6.4-liter V8 good for 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic with paddle shifters are standard. In Edmunds performance testing, the SRT8 went from zero to 60 mph in a very quick 4.7 seconds. Fuel economy for the SRT8 is 14/23/17.


Every 2013 Chrysler 300 comes with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and active front head restraints. The SafetyTec package adds a blind-spot warning system, a cross-path warning system (alerts the driver to cross traffic while backing up) and a forward collision warning system. A rearview camera is also available.

In Edmunds brake testing, the base 300 came to a stop from 60 mph in a better-than-average 118 feet. The 300S was essentially the same, while the SRT8 did it in an excellent 111 feet.

In government testing, the 300 earned a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, with five stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the 300 received the top rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests.

Interior Design and Special Features

Given how nice the Chrysler 300's cabin is, luxury-car shoppers may think twice about paying extra for a fancy badge. The look is hardly ground-breaking, but it's classy even in the base trim level, while the 300S in particular adds some visual flair with its available two-tone color schemes. Materials are top-notch, particularly in the 300C Luxury Series and John Varvatos Collection, which boast leather and wood trim covering most interior surfaces. Given the 300's proportions, it shouldn't come as a surprise that there's ample room for occupants big and small. The adjustability of the driver seat and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel are particularly impressive.

The large 8.4-inch touchscreen control interface is one of the better systems around, with large buttons and a logical menu structure. Luggage capacity is average for a large sedan, with 16.3 cubic feet of space. Rearward visibility is the only notable drawback for the 300 here, as the thick rear pillars can impede rearward visibility.

Driving Impressions

The 2013 Chrysler 300 glides down the road in a way that reminds us of a big Mercedes-Benz sedan. Its suspension dampens even heavily rutted pavement, yet it does so without causing uncontrolled body motions. The ride becomes firmer with the optional 20s, but we wouldn't call it objectionable. Body roll is acceptable when cornering, and the electric-assist steering has appropriate weighting and feel.

The 300 is famous for its big V8s, but the standard V6 is a strong performer in its own right. It's also smooth, quiet (mostly because of the cabin's ample sound-deadening) and pretty fuel-efficient with rear-wheel drive. However, the 5.7-liter V8 is worth its extra cost for those hankering for a taste of good old American muscle.

Meanwhile, the SRT8 represents American muscle on steroids. With 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, it provides serious tire-smoking ability. The SRT8 also goes around corners with a level of athleticism that belies this sedan's full-size dimensions. Having said that, tighter roads will quickly make even this top-dog 300 feel its size.

Talk About The 2013 300

† The True Market Value® (TMV®) price is Edmunds’ estimate of this type of vehicle’s current average selling price in your area – that is, what others are paying. This TMV® price is based on information concerning this vehicle provided by the dealer, and the accuracy of this price is dependent on the accuracy and completeness of that information.