Compare 2014 Ford Taurus vs 2014 Chrysler 300

2014 Ford Taurus
2014 Chrysler 300
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,705
$30,149
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$31,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$523 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 106.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 120.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 75
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P215/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TCK TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P215/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK TW1
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)
4035 3961
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 ERB
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
44J DFL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Chrysler 300
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.8
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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