Compare 2015 Chevrolet SS vs 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Chevrolet SS
2015 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SS 4-Door Sedan 14 21 $43,915 $45,745
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,915
$33,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,745
$36,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$762 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet SS makes the right strides to appeal to enthusiasts, layering a manual transmission and three-mode suspension on top of an already impressive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.00 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.10 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.00 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.30 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.70 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.60 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.50 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.90 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.40 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.80 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.70 76.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 20.1
Brakes
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)
14.2 x 1.1 13.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.26 13.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35R19 P255/45VR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3975 4249
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
415 @ 4600 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LS3 998-1
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
415 @ 5900 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet SS Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.4
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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