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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,685 $25,555
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,665 $27,755
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,329 $29,605
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,625 $32,155
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,289 $34,005
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $35,025 $38,155
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
$23,685
$39,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$692 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Taurus is handsome, safe, and well-equipped, but it's not as big inside as its big-car exterior suggests. 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 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 105.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 204.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.3 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.1 18.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 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) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code TCK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4015 4151
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 190
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 99W 99R
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Lincoln MKS
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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