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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 25 $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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,035
$44,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$803 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lincoln MKS writes its own definition of luxury with great straight-line performance, quiet good looks, and a spacious interior. The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 Volume (ft³) 105.8 99.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 204.1 195.8
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.4 13.8
Brakes
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 -
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 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4151 4099
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 130
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 99R NA
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.10
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.72
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Acura RL
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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