Compare 2016 Chrysler 300 vs 2016 Ford Taurus

2016 Chrysler 300
2016 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 $39,507 $41,055
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,352 $45,190
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum RWD 19 31 $41,027 $42,690
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 31 $37,182 $38,555
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 24 $34,417 $36,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 27 $32,669 $34,570
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 27 $25,723 $27,220
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 24 $29,768 $31,500
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 27 $28,020 $29,650
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 16 24 $38,164 $40,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,507
$34,417
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,055
$36,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$607 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power. The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 202.9
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 20.1
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TPR NA
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)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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 All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.3
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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