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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 27 $32,565 $34,645
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $34,323 $36,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $32,565 $34,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,299
$32,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$34,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$577 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who value comfort and luxury—and still want the latest technology—but don't need a sport sedan, the 2011 Lexus ES 350 is one of the best bets. The 2011 Lincoln MKZ has a foot in both luxury worlds, with buttery leather and wood for traditionalists, and hybrid power with flower petals for the high-minded greens.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.4 99.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 16.5
Brakes
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 - - 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) 11.06 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7C
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front 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) 3605 3598
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.33
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 4.14
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code NA 44B
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 350 Lincoln MKZ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
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 -
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