Compare 2013 Dodge Charger vs 2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Dodge Charger
2013 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan RT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $25,292 $26,295
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $43,815 $45,450
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD 14 23 $41,055 $42,450
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,996
$32,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,495
$34,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Dodge Charger hits all the right blue-collar chords, yet its interior may impress the upper crust. The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.100 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.500 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.700 102.200
Second Head Room (in)
37.900 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.700 56.900
Front Leg Room (in)
41.800 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.200 56.300
Second Leg Room (in)
40.100 38.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 39.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.400 65.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.900 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.300 202.900
Height, Overall (in)
58.200 60.700
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.800 65.500
Wheelbase (in)
120.200 112.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.200 76.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.300 20.100
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)
12.600 x 0.900 13.860 x - 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)
13.600 x 1.000 13.860 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.500 19.000
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.500 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.700 39.500
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.100 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPS TBQ
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPS TBQ
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/45VR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4450 4241
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.000 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
395 @ 4200 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EZH 998
Displacement
5.7L/345 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
370 @ 5250 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.842
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.830 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.160 2.882
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.190 2.872
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.060 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.590 4.484
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.300 1.142
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.600 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 8.7
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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