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Feb 13, 2013 10:41AM ● By tina

2013 Chrysler 300 C

A proud and prestigious vehicle during the 1950s, the 300 fell into anonymity during the '60s and then disappeared from the automotive landscape for more than 30 years. For the mid-2000s, though, Chrysler introduced its new 300, and it represented a bold new direction for the brand. The styling was and still remains unmistakably American with an added dash of refinement. The large chrome grille, bejeweled headlights, high beltline, bulging fenders and oversized wheels give it a strong presence on the road.

Facing a similar fate of its older brothers even interest in the successfully redesigned models started to wane after a few years, but Chrysler is aiming for another comeback with a newly redesigned 300 that features a more powerful base V6 and increased attention to a higher-quality interior.

The newest Chrysler 300 models for 2013 deliver the most appointed entry-level Chrysler flagship sedan in the company’s history. With its standard Uconnect touchscreen navigation, dual-pane sunroof and heated and cooled leather front seats and premium soft touch finishes. To prove the design team thought of most everything, even your morning coffee will travel in comfort thanks to temperature controlled cup holders. For those wanting even more comfort, technology and style, the upscale “Driver Convenience Group” includes rear back-up cameras, remote start for those hot summer days and remote proximity keyless entry for times when your hands are full.

With the 300 series, form won’t give way to function with a 3.6-liter aluminum Pentastar V-6 engine and a state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers up to 31 mpg highway. Should you want more power, an available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine delivers 363 thundering horses.

What makes this year’s model that much more compelling is after all of the interior upgrades, the MSRP of $35,995 is priced $2,675 less than the comparable 2012 models. The 2013 Chrysler 300 C —Comfort, convenience and technology all in a well-priced luxury sedan.


Engine: 3.6-liter V6

Horsepower: 292

MPG: 31/hwy

MSRP: $35,995