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2009 Dodge Charger 2009 Chrysler 300 2009 Ford Taurus
     
4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T RWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T AWD
4dr Sdn 300 LX RWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 300 LX RWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Touring RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Touring Executive RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Touring AWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Limited RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300 Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C Hemi RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C Hemi Executive RWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C AWD
  • 4dr Sdn 300C SRT8 RWD
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD

Prices

MSRP $24,835 $26,665 $25,170
Invoice $23,235 $24,794 $23,103
Avg. Paid $10,973 $11,351 $9,154

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.9 8.3
Performance 8.1 8.3 7.7
Interior 7.7 8.2 8.3
Operating Cost 7.5 7.4 7.7
Safety 8.1 8.1 9.4
Reliability 3.0 2.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V8 HEMI engine
  • Roomy cabin
  • Class-competitive back-seat space
  • Powerful V8 models
  • Good handling
  • Massive trunk space and plentiful legroom for its class
  • Excellent crash test scores
  • Great reliability rating
Cons
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Some ergonomic quirks and subpar cabin materials
  • Limited visibility from the driver’s seat
  • Base model lacks stability and traction control
  • Underpowered base V6 engine
  • Below average safety ratings
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Stability and traction control aren’t standard
  • Poor reliability score
  • Engine could use more power
  • Some interior controls are complicated

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.7L/167 Gas V6 2.7L/167 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sdn Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.0 120.0 112.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.1 196.8 201.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 74.1 82.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 58.4 61.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3612 3725 3739

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.0 106.6 108.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.8 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.4 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 38.0 38.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.2 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.7 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.9 53.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.2 15.6 21.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Optional Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Optional Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Optional Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
High Output Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/167 2.7L/167 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 178 @ 5500 178 @ 5500 263 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 4000 190 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.9 38.9 41.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0 20.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard