Compare 2014 Chrysler 300 vs 2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Chrysler 300
2014 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 31 $30,149 $31,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Uptown Edition 19 31 $30,149 $31,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
4-Door Sedan AWD Uptown Edition 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300S 19 31 $32,909 $34,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S 18 27 $35,209 $36,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C 19 31 $35,699 $37,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 18 27 $37,969 $39,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 19 31 $39,809 $41,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 19 31 $39,809 $41,895
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
4-Door Sedan RWD 300 SRT8 Core 14 23 $43,588 $44,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $47,268 $48,900
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,149
$24,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,395
$26,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$523 / month
$446 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car. The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 102.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 112.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 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)
12.6 13.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P235/60TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 TCK
Front Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P235/60TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 4035
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB 998-1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.0 (Est)
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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