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Compare 2011 Chrysler 300 vs 2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 15 23 $38,319 $40,320
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 16 25 $36,342 $38,170
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 18 27 $29,902 $31,170
300 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 27 $26,222 $27,170
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,319
$31,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,320
$33,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$672 / month
$565 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A riper, more mature Chrysler 300 renews our faith in restrained American styling--and in big V-8, rear-drive fun. The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 85.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.9 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TDX TBQ
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDX TBQ
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)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4224
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
394 @ 4200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EZH 99W
Displacement
5.7L/345 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
363 @ 5200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SelectShift
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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