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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 19 28 $36,908 $38,850
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $38,802 $40,845
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $43,548 $45,840
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 31 $44,324 $48,450
4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,586 $50,950
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $49,753 $54,450
4-Door Sedan Krell Audio Pkg 20 31 $52,016 $56,950
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,183 $60,450
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Tech Pkg N/A N/A $54,730 $59,950
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Advance Pkg N/A N/A $60,160 $65,950
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Lincoln MKS doesn't fly in the same business class with the best German luxosedans, but it's a quiet, capable alternative in the second tier of big, upscale sedans. The 2014 Acura RLX leaves the bold ambition to other brands; it's a studied update that delivers smoother looks, quicker performance, and better fuel economy, but no more excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 38.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 54.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 59.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.8 102.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 64.3
Length, Overall (in) 205.6 196.1
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 3.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.2 14.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 12.3
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) 13.6 12.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.5
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4126 3933
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 150
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 279 @ 4000 272 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99K NA
Displacement 3.7 L/227 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 304 @ 6500 310 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.48
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.11
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Acura RLX
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 7.7 (Est)
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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