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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $33,698 $37,030
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $36,218 $39,800
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
$33,698
$32,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,030
$34,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$579 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular. 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 35 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 36.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 99.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.4 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 50.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7C
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size T145/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3682 3598
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 combined 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 35 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.56
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.37
Trans Order Code NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus HS 250h Lincoln MKZ
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 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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