Compare 2015 Ford Taurus vs 2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Ford Taurus
2015 Chevrolet Impala
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 31 $26,112 $27,060
4-Door Sedan LT 22 31 $27,991 $29,310
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 31 $32,569 $34,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,959
$26,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$27,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is loaded with technology and handles better previous models, and it's better looking, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 105
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.90
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 39.80
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.90
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.10
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.90
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 201.30
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 111.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.20
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 18.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.4 x 0.9
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 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.73
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QGK
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QGK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
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)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 186 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 LKW
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 196 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44J MHG
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Chevrolet Impala
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.1
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.5
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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