Compare 2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Ford Taurus

2018 Dodge Charger
2018 Ford Taurus
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Daytona 392 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger Daytona 392 RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger Daytona RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger GT AWD 18 27 $32,156 $32,995
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger R/T Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
Charger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $63,925 $66,295
Charger SXT Plus RWD 19 30 $29,818 $30,495
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $28,561 $28,995
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,903 $39,050
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $35,154 $37,200
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $26,167 $27,690
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $30,212 $31,970
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,464 $30,120
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,508 $42,865
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,501
$36,903
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$39,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Dodge Charger has aged remarkably well–and if it’s four-door muscle you need, few sedans deliver its performance thrill. The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 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)
13.8 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TW8 NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P255/45VR19
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)
4400 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
475 @ 4100 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ESG 998-1
Displacement
6.4 L/392 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
485 @ 6100 288 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFK 44J
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
9.8 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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