Compare 2017 Chrysler 300 vs 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Chrysler 300
2017 Ford Taurus
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300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 300C AWD 18 27 $39,590 $41,135
300 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,436 $45,270
300 300C Platinum RWD 19 30 $41,111 $42,770
300 300C RWD 19 30 $37,265 $38,635
300 300S AWD 18 27 $36,838 $38,175
300 300S Alloy Edition AWD 18 27 $36,838 $38,175
300 300S Alloy Edition RWD 19 30 $34,513 $35,675
300 300S RWD 19 30 $34,513 $35,675
300 Limited AWD 18 27 $34,084 $34,840
300 Limited RWD 19 30 $31,734 $32,340
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,576 $38,705
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $34,829 $36,855
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $25,840 $27,345
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $29,886 $31,625
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,137 $29,775
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,182 $42,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,590
$36,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,135
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$686 / month
$645 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its big footprint, big shoulders, and big V-8 power, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is an aging but charming sedan. 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
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
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 39.5
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 4140
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Trans Order Code
DFL 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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 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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