Chrysler 300 vs. Ford Taurus

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$28,995 - $31,495
$27,690

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.23 / 5
44 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
288 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 24V VVT
3.5L Ti

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 cu. ft.
20.1 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
5

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65TR17 - P245/45VR20
P235/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.2 in.
112.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 ft.
39.5 ft.

Length

Length
198.6 in.
202.9 in.

Width

Width
75 in.
76.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4013 - 4267 lbs.
3917 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
288 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
254 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 25 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
27 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300
Ford Taurus

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
106.3 ft³.
102.2 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4013 - 4267 lbs.
3917 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 23 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 19 mpg.
18 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 - 30 mpg.
27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
1000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
1000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
ERB, ERB-1, ERB-A
998 - 998-1

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.6 L/220
3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
DFL
44J

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 - 3.07
2.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730
650

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 - 8.4
8.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160
Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P235/55HR18

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
TPR, TPS, TVJ, TVW, TW9
P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
TPR, TPS, TVJ, TVW, TW9
Compact

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC
18 X 7.5 in.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/65TR17, P225/60HR18, P235/55HR19, P245/45VR20
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/65TR17, P225/60HR18, P235/55HR19, P245/45VR20
Compact in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Aluminum

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 - 20 X 8 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 - 20 X 8 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Rack-Pinion

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
39.5 ft.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
4-Wheel Disc

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
4-Wheel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Yes

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
13.9 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
13.6 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
19 gal.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
39 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 - 13.6 in.
41.9 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
57.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
56.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
38.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.5 in.
56.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.2 in.
55.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
112.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
40.1 in.
202.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.7 in.
76.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.1 in.
60.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.2 in.
65.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.6 in.
65.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75 in.
5.1 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.5 - 59.2 in.
20.1 ft³.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.4 in.
Taurus

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in.
Intermediate

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³.
Sedan

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
3.5

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
DOHC

Model Group

Model Group
300
aluminum

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
6

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
4