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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
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$433 / month
$587 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Lincoln MKZ places many of its bets on its distinctive styling, as well as its modern technology and best-in-class fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 38 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 37 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 96.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 37
Front Head Room (in) 40 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 194.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62
Wheelbase (in) 110 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 73.4
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 11.1
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 12.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 38
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P205/65VR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65VR16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3828
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 1000 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 199 @ 5500 188 @ 6000
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 38
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 37
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.57
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Hybrid Lincoln MKZ
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 590
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 4.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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