Price: $35,345 ($40,335 as tested)
Engine: 3.6-liter V6
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
Power: 300hp and 260 lb-ft of Torque
In the United States, we have a wide range of climates, from the frigid northeast to the dry heat of the southwest. This country’s climate is incredibly diverse, and this makes it hard for some automakers to sell in certain regions. This is why Chrysler created the 2013 300S Glacier Edition, an AWD version of the ever-popular 4-door sedan.
The Glacier Edition is offered in three colors: Billet Silver, Bright White, and Glacier Blue Pearl. However, the inside is only available in one color: black. This two-tone theme continues through the luxury car, with its bright exterior being highlighted by darker accents, such as the 19-inch wheels with a dark finish.
Inside the 300S Glacier Edition is an incredibly roomy interior. Leg room up front and in the back is plenty, and there’s enough headroom for your freakishly tall friends. One of my favorite touches on the inside is the blue light accents that are placed throughout. While it may not sound like a lot, the luminescence of the blue light goes great amongst the black interior.
What makes the Glacier Edition special is the already mentioned AWD system. This allows drivers in the icy states to get a better grip on the road when conditions are rough. The 300hp that is being sent to all four of the wheels is thanks to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (the Hemi V-8 is an option). Mated to this V-6 is an eight-speed automatic transmission that does wonders for this peppy little engine. One other mechanical upgrade that the 300S Glacier Edition does see is the inclusion of a cold-air intake.
If you happen to live in a northern state where ice roads are troublesome, the 2013 Chrysler 300S Glacier Edition may just be what you are looking for. The classy styling and incredible handling make for a great driving experience, inside and out.