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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 18 29 $23,318 $24,290
4-Door Sedan LT 18 29 $24,532 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,732 $29,930
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,318
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,290
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Chevrolet Impala is ideal if you’re after a large sedan for a reasonable price; just don’t expect too many frills. The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.5 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 85.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 202.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.2 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 20
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - TCK
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3555 4015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 5800 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 216 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LZE 99W
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.95 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Touring w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Touring w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Independent multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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