Compare 2010 Chevrolet Impala vs 2010 Ford Taurus

2010 Chevrolet Impala
2010 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LS
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 20.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 20
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TCK
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 4015
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
216 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LZE 99W
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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