Compare 2011 Lincoln MKS vs 2010 Lexus GS 350

2011 Lincoln MKS
2010 Lexus GS 350
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 24 $39,035 $41,500
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 16 23 $40,793 $43,390
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 17 25 $45,443 $48,390
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $41,040 $45,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $42,794 $47,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,035
$41,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$45,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$760 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lincoln MKS won’t win over the Town Car or the M5 crowd, but it’s blessed with smart performance, subdued good looks, and a roomy interior. Respectable performance and top technology make the 2010 Lexus GS 350 and GS 460 worthwhile sport sedans, but low points include a cramped backseat and a GS 450h hybrid model that fails to wow for fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.8 109.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
204.1 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
61.6 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.7 12.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.1 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 -
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)
19.0 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TC5 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P225/50WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TC5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P225/50WR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4127 3795
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 274 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
99R NA
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
274 @ 6250 303 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI DI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.04
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKS Lexus GS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2009) - TBD -
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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