Used Car: 2013 Chrysler 300 Review
The 2013 Chrysler 300 offers gratifying acceleration, premium interior materials and user-friendly technology features, according to reviewers.
The base 2013 Chrysler 300 comes with a V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, and the strong acceleration and smooth transmission shifts satisfied test drivers. A 5.7-liter V8 is available, and critics wrote that it is responsive, powerful and has a nice rumbling exhaust note. The high-performance SRT8 model comes with a 6.4-liter V8. V8 models get a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available with the V6 and 5.7-liter V8. According to the EPA, the V6-powered Chrysler 300 gets up to 19/31 mpg city/highway, which is normal for the class. Most reviewers reported that the Chrysler 300 glides comfortably over bumpy roads and handles surprisingly well for a large car, adding that it has nicely weighted steering.
Automotive journalists said the 2013 Chrysler 300 has a sophisticated interior design and premium materials. Many reviewers noted that the 300’s front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable, though a few expected more rear-seat head- and legroom for taller passengers. Some critics pointed out that rearward visibility could be better. The 2013 Chrysler 300 has a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk, which is on par for the class. The 300 comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system, which features an 8.4-inch touch-screen display. Critics said that Uconnect is easy to use. Available features include navigation, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, rear park assist, heated rear seats and blind spot monitoring.
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