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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 26 $23,235 $24,835
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $24,705 $26,450
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $27,744 $29,790
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $29,901 $32,160
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,812 $34,260
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,098 $38,970
4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,235
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,835
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$394 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Though it’s no longer fresh meat, the 2009 Dodge Charger sedan retains its stylish appeal for muscle-car enthusiasts—and the performance to match. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 108.0
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.1 201.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 120.0 112.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 74.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.2 21.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 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) 12.6 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 20.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3612 3741
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 178 @ 5500 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EER 99W
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code DGV 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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