Compare 2011 Buick Lucerne vs 2011 Lincoln MKS

2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 24 $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
$28,540
$39,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lincoln MKS won’t win over the Town Car or the M5 crowd, but it’s blessed with smart performance, subdued good looks, and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 105.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 18.7
Brakes
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)
11.5 x 0.5 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)
11.9 x 1.2 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TC5
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TC5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 4127
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LGD 99R
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 274 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Lincoln MKS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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