Compare 2015 Chevrolet Impala vs 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Chevrolet Impala
2015 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 31 $26,112 $27,060
4-Door Sedan LT 22 31 $27,991 $29,310
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 31 $32,569 $34,465
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,112
$24,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,060
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is loaded with technology and handles better previous models, and it's better looking, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 102.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.70 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 76.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 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)
12.4 x 0.9 13.6
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4035
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LKW 998-1
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code
MHG 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.7
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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