Compare 2012 Buick Lacrosse vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Buick Lacrosse
2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 27 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
$32,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
$34,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 11.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 - 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 1.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF T7C
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 191 Combined
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
LUK 993
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 41
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 NA
Trans Order Code
MHH 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.57
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 4.7
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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