Compare 2013 Chrysler 300 vs 2013 Dodge Charger vs 2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Chrysler 300
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2013 Dodge Charger
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2013 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Motown RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 31 $29,167 $30,345
4-Door Sedan RWD Motown 19 31 $29,167 $30,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 27 $31,467 $32,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300S 19 31 $31,927 $33,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S Glacier 18 27 $33,767 $35,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S 18 27 $34,227 $35,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C 19 31 $34,687 $36,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 18 27 $36,987 $38,845
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury Series 19 31 $38,046 $39,995
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 19 31 $38,827 $40,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 19 31 $38,827 $40,845
4-Door Sedan AWD Luxury Series 18 27 $40,207 $42,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 18 27 $41,127 $43,345
4-Door Sedan RWD 300 SRT8 Core 14 23 $43,095 $44,450
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,775 $48,450
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4-Door Sedan SE RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $25,292 $26,295
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT Plus 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT Plus 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 Super Bee 14 23 $41,055 $42,450
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $43,815 $45,450
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,167
$25,292
$24,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,345
$26,295
$26,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$438 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The image-building 2013 Chrysler 300 is handsome and classy, as well as a proper luxury car or a scorching muscle sedan. The 2013 Dodge Charger hits all the right blue-collar chords, yet its interior may impress the upper crust. The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.900 37.900 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.700 57.700 56.900
Front Leg Room (in)
41.800 41.800 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.200 56.200 56.300
Second Leg Room (in)
40.100 40.100 38.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 38.600 39.000
Second Hip Room (in)
56.100 56.100 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.500 59.500 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.300 104.700 102.200
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.700 5.000 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.600 200.300 202.900
Height, Overall (in)
58.400 58.200 60.700
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.800 63.800 65.500
Wheelbase (in)
120.200 120.200 112.900
Liftover Height (in)
30.100 - TBD - 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.000 74.200 76.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.400 63.400 65.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.300 16.300 20.100
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.600 x 0.400 13.860 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.600 x 1.100 13.860 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.500 19.500 19.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.700 37.700 39.500
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 2.600 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.500 14.400 15.000
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R20 P215/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TVJ TW1 TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC TBG NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R20 P215/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TVJ TW1 TCK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4029 3961 4037
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.000 14.000 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB ERB 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27 29
Transmission
Trans Type
8 5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.290 0.830 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.300 3.160 2.882
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.140 2.190 2.872
Trans Order Code
DFG DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.650 2.650 2.770
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.670 1.000 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.710 3.590 4.484
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.100 1.410 1.842
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.000 1.100 1.102
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link 5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.500 0.600 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.7 8.0
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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