Compare 2015 Chrysler 300 vs 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Chrysler 300
2015 Ford Taurus
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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 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
$33,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,570
$36,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$676 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chrysler 300 adds more style, features, and efficiency to an already confident, capable large family sedan.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 112.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 202.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 20.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TDX NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 4249
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB-1 998-1
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (Est) 8.4
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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