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
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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