Compare 2011 Cadillac DTS vs 2011 Lincoln MKS

2011 Cadillac DTS
2011 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 15 23 $44,112 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Livery Package 15 23 $44,585 $47,180
4-Door Sedan Luxury Collection 15 23 $49,069 $51,925
4-Door Sedan Premium Collection 15 23 $51,809 $54,825
4-Door Sedan Platinum Collection 15 22 $56,581 $59,875
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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
$44,112
$39,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Full Size Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
113.2 105.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
41.6 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
207.6 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 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 0.47 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)
12.7 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.2 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55SR17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TC5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55SR17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TC5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4009 4127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/279 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6000 274 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 4400 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LD8 99R
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 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)
2.13 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.11 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac DTS 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
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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