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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 $38,656 $40,690
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $40,551 $42,685
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $45,296 $47,680
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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
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 38.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 74.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 3.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.2 14.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.5
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4126 3933
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 150
Engine
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 System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Acura RLX
Suspension
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 7.7 (Est)
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
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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