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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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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
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 18.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 19.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4099 4151
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 190
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RL Lincoln MKS
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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