Compare 2017 Chevrolet SS vs 2017 Dodge Charger vs 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Chevrolet SS
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2017 Dodge Charger
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2017 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SS 4-Door Sedan 14 22 $44,760 $46,625
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Daytona 340 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger Daytona 340 RWD 16 25 $33,845 $34,895
Charger Daytona 392 RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $33,845 $34,895
Charger R/T Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger SE AWD 18 27 $29,735 $30,245
Charger SE RWD 19 30 $27,621 $27,995
Charger SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
Charger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $63,598 $65,945
Charger SXT AWD 18 27 $31,221 $31,995
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $29,351 $29,995
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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
$44,760
$33,845
$36,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,625
$34,895
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$582 / month
$645 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With V-8 power, agile handling, and a spacious five-passenger interior, the 2017 Chevrolet SS is sedan equivalent of the Camaro coupe. With standard rear-wheel drive and several flavors of V-6 and V-8 power on offer, the 2017 Dodge Charger is a large family sedan with the heart of a proper muscle car. 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
14 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.10 59.5 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112 104.7 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 36.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.00 57.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.30 41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.70 40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 38.6 39
Second Hip Room (in)
58.00 56.1 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.50 198.4 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.90 58.2 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.40 63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.80 120.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.70 75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.60 63.4 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 16.1 20.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.1 12.6 13.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.26 13.6 13.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.5 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7 39.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 P245/45ZR20 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ8 TR9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35R19 P245/45ZR20 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ8 TR9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3997 4264 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 20 X 9 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 20 X 9 19 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180 -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/- TBD - 5.7 L/345 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
415 @ 5900 370 @ 5250 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
415 @ 4600 395 @ 4200 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LS3 EZH 998-1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.10 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.53 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.13 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 DFK 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.62 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.70 4.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet SS Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Short And Long Arm Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 9.3 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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