Compare 2012 Lexus RX 350 vs 2012 Lincoln MKX

2012 Lexus RX 350
2012 Lincoln MKX
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FWD 4-Door
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,537
$37,202
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,075
$39,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$659 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A safe luxury-crossover choice for many good reasons, the 2012 Lexus RX 350 offers a serene driving experience and lots of cool tech features. The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 108.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 186.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 4236
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 280 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 99K
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 305 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Crossover
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Lincoln MKX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Blade
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
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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