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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD
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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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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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 204.1 193.6
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 57.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.7 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - 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) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/55TR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code TC7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55TR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code TC7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4127 4014
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPE PGM-FI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Acura RL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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