Compare 2017 Chevrolet SS vs 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Chevrolet SS
2017 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 22 $44,760 $46,625
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FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD SE 18 27 $25,840 $27,345
FWD SEL 18 27 $28,137 $29,775
AWD SEL 17 24 $29,886 $31,625
FWD Limited 18 27 $34,829 $36,855
AWD Limited 17 24 $36,576 $38,705
AWD SHO 16 24 $40,182 $42,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,760
$25,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,625
$27,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
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. 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 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.20 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.70 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 20.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35R19 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ8 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3997 3917
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
415 @ 4600 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LS3 998-1
Displacement
6.2L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
415 @ 5900 288 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.77
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.88
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet SS Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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