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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,021 $32,695
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $31,722 $34,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,594
$30,021
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,120
$32,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$569 / month
$545 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this. Though it’s in a very conservative package, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain for those who value comfort over driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.4 98.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 190.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7C
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3580 3469
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99T
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 350 Lincoln MKZ
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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