Compare 2009 Lincoln MKS vs 2008 Acura RL

2009 Lincoln MKS
2008 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 17 24 $35,461 $38,490
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $37,162 $40,380
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 24 $41,576 $46,280
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 24 $44,822 $49,900
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 24 $48,229 $53,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,461
$41,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,490
$46,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory. The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.8 99.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
204.1 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.6 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.7 13.1
Brakes
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x - 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TC7 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
TC7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4127 4014
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 256 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99R NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPE PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.48
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Select-Shift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.57
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKS Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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