Compare 2012 Lincoln MKS vs 2012 Acura RL

2012 Lincoln MKS
2012 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
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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4-Door Sedan
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.4
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.4 13.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4151 4099
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99R NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKS Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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