Compare 2017 Chevrolet Impala vs 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Chevrolet Impala
2017 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $26,400 $27,500
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/2FL 17 25 $36,168 $37,675
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $28,574 $29,765
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 17 25 $39,278 $40,915
Impala 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 19 28 $34,411 $35,845
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,576 $38,705
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $34,829 $36,855
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $25,840 $27,345
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $29,886 $31,625
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,137 $29,775
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,182 $42,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,400
$36,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$645 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala hits the big-car target with handsome lines, composed handling, and on-point connectivity. The 2017 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 39
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.70 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 20.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.9
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)
12.4 x 0.9 13.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Trailering
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)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4140
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LCV 998-1
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 6300 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code
MHG 44J
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 9.3
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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