Compare 2011 Chevrolet Impala vs 2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chevrolet Impala
2011 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
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
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 85.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 20.1
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 19.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 4015
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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