Compare 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,924 $37,815
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$34,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$35,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$599 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ strikes out in a more confident direction, and places a big bet on best-in-class fuel economy and technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 38 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.100 37.000
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 37.900
Second Hip Room (in)
55.800 53.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.900 57.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.200 96.500
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 55.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 44.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.300 55.100
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.400 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.200 73.400
Track Width, Front (in)
65.300 62.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.900 194.100
Height, Overall (in)
60.700 58.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.500 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 112.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.100 11.600
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.860 x - TBD - - TBD -
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)
13.860 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.000 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.500 38.000
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TCK N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3828
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998 99U
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 188 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 38
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 NA
Trans Order Code
44J - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.770 2.570
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.102 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 4.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
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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