Compare 2014 Chrysler 300 vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Chrysler 300
2014 Toyota Avalon
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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 XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,149
$28,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,395
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$523 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 54.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 111
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.7
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 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 17
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P215/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
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 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.24
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.42
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.90
Trans Order Code
DFL NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
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 7.3
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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