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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS Retail
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 19 29 $23,515 $24,495
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 19 29 $24,681 $25,710
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,833 $30,035
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,515
$23,573
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,495
$25,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$424 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features. The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large 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
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 - 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 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 17.0
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 QVS TCK
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QVS TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 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 Electronic Fuel Injection 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) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 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) 2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 44J
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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