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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 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,400
$32,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$34,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$579 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 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 36.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.4 99.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.8
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) 62.0 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) 61.6 61.0
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
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) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Rack & Pinion 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 - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
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 Compact
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 Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.60 0.68
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.14 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code NA 44B
Summary
Body Style Sedan 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 - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.7
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
Rollover Rating
 
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