Compare 2014 Dodge Charger vs 2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Dodge Charger
2014 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan RT 100th Anniversary RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT 100th Anniversary RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $25,966 $26,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $44,770 $46,385
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD 14 23 $42,010 $43,385
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT 100th Anniversary RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,370
$33,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,695
$36,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$602 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Charger's interior may surprise luxury car shoppers, but it'll definitely delight the blue collar crowd. The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.9 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 20.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TVJ TC1
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR20 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TVJ TC1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR20 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)
4253 4249
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
395 @ 4200 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EZH 998-1
Displacement
5.7 L/345 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
370 @ 5250 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44J
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.0 8.7 (Est)
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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