Compare 2015 Chrysler 300 vs 2015 Dodge Charger vs 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Chrysler 300
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4-Door Sedan 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 18 27 $39,025 $40,570
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,048 $44,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum RWD 19 31 $40,723 $42,395
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 31 $36,700 $38,070
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $36,235 $37,570
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 31 $33,910 $35,070
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 27 $33,439 $34,195
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 19 31 $31,089 $31,695
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4-Door Sedan RT RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 16 25 $32,573 $33,595
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,441 $39,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 16 25 $32,573 $33,595
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE AWD 18 27 $30,381 $30,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 19 31 $27,561 $27,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $46,846 $47,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $60,145 $62,295
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $32,096 $32,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $29,291 $29,995
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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
$39,025
$32,573
$33,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,570
$33,595
$36,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$676 / month
$560 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chrysler 300 adds more style, features, and efficiency to an already confident, capable large family sedan. The 2015 Dodge Charger looks strikingly different, ditching the retro for sleek modernity, but its V-6 and V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive chassis make it a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.6 39
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 104.7 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.9 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.8 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 120.2 112.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.4 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 198.4 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.1 20.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.6 13.9
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)
12.6 12.6 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.7 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR20 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TDX TVJ NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR20 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDX TVJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 4264 4249
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180 -
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 5.7 L/345 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 370 @ 5250 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 395 @ 4200 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB-1 EZH 998-1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.53 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.13 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL DFK 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.70 4.48
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.62 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.10 1.84
Trans Type
8 8 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (Est) 9.3 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating
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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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