Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Lincoln MKS

2012 Acura RL
2012 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 25 $39,035 $41,500
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 16 23 $40,793 $43,390
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 17 25 $45,443 $48,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$39,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited. The 2012 Lincoln MKS writes its own definition of luxury with great straight-line performance, quiet good looks, and a spacious interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 105.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 4151
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99R
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Lincoln MKS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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
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Rollover Rating
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