Compare 2011 Dodge Charger vs 2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Dodge Charger
2011 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye Plus 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Mopar 11 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,508
$23,573
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,395
$25,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$423 / month
$424 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Charger R/T is a passionate play in a niche full of milquetoast four-doors. You don't have to wear a mullet to love it and own it. The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 85.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.9 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 - TBD -
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 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
TBG NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ERB 99W
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Touring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Touring Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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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