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2012 Ford Taurus 2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Chrysler 300
     
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Convenience
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Leather
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 3
  • AWD Premium 2
  • FWD Touring
4dr Sdn V6 RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Limited RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 300S RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 300S AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300C RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300S RWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300C AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 300S AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V8 SRT8 RWD

Prices

MSRP $25,555 $30,170 $27,670
Invoice $23,685 $28,963 $26,712
Avg. Paid $15,354 $19,134 $18,686

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.6 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.4 8.9
Performance 8.1 8.2 7.5
Interior 8.6 8.5 8.3
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 7.6
Safety 9.3 9.7 9.7
Reliability 4.5 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Handsome interior design
  • Composed handling
  • Huge trunk
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist
  • Powerful available V6
  • First-rate, attractive cabin
  • Powerful V8 models
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Standard infotainment system with large display
Cons
  • Few standard features
  • Small trunk
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Some cheap interior trim
  • Disappointing navigation graphics

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan 4-Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.9 111.7 120.2
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 196.9 198.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 73.1 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 59.2 58.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4015 3829 3999

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.2 100.0 106.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.0 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.4 59.5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 55.2 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.3 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 40.5 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.0 57.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.9 56.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 20.1 10.8 16.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4/145 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6250 182 @ 6700 292 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 249 @ 4500 172 @ 4900 260 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 41.0 38.8 38.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 25 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 36 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 15.7 19.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional