Compare 2010 Dodge Charger vs 2010 Ford Taurus

2010 Dodge Charger
2010 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $23,768 $24,590
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L 17 25 $24,554 $25,445
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $25,204 $26,150
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 17 25 $25,658 $26,645
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.5L 17 23 $26,946 $28,045
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $28,276 $29,490
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $30,006 $31,370
4-Door Sedan AWD Rallye 17 23 $30,590 $32,005
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $30,902 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,938 $33,470
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,271 $38,180
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,768
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,590
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old. The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 85.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 20.1
Brakes
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 12.4 x - TBD -
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 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 TCK
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 TCK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3728 4015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 263 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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