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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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Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$610 / month
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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 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 40
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 37.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.8 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 62.6
Length, Overall (in) 205.6 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 62
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 111
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.2 15.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 11.6
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 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.4
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4126 3549
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 -
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 279 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99K NA
Displacement 3.7 L/227 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 304 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular 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 21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKS Lexus ES 350
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 7.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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