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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 31 $44,324 $48,450
4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,586 $50,950
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $49,753 $54,450
4-Door Sedan Krell Audio Pkg 20 31 $52,016 $56,950
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,183 $60,450
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Tech Pkg N/A N/A $54,730 $59,950
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Advance Pkg N/A N/A $60,160 $65,950
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 19 28 $36,908 $38,850
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $38,802 $40,845
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $43,548 $45,840
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Acura RLX leaves the bold ambition to other brands; it's a studied update that delivers smoother looks, quicker performance, and better fuel economy, but no more excitement. The 2014 Lincoln MKS doesn't fly in the same business class with the best German luxosedans, but it's a quiet, capable alternative in the second tier of big, upscale sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.1 105.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.2 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.8 -
Length, Overall (in) 196.1 205.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 19.2
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 13.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 39.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P255/45VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3933 4126
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 650
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 272 @ 4500 279 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 99K
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 6500 304 @ 6500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Vehicle Name Acura RLX Lincoln MKS
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Crash Test Ratings
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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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