Compare 2013 Lincoln MKS vs 2012 Acura RL

2013 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 18 27 $40,727 $42,870
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $42,622 $44,865
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $47,367 $49,860
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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
$40,727
$44,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,870
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$803 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lincoln MKS steers away from both traditional American luxury and German sport sedans--and ends up in a good place for those who want a distinctive, well-rounded big sedan. 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
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.600 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.700 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.600 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.800 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.600 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.400 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.900 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.000 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
204.100 195.8
Height, Overall (in)
61.600 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.400 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.400 13.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.000 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - 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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
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
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)
19 x - TBD - 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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
279 @ 4000 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKS Acura RL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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