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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
4-Door Wagon 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,674
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,300
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$738 / month
$491 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 41.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.3 155.8
Third Leg Room (in) 33.0 33.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.5
Third Hip Room (in) 40.6 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.8
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 33.5 38.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 49.1 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 41.8 44.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.3 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 117.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 207.6 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.4 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 39.6 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.9 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.9 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 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) - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R19 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R19 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4695 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 200 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4250 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99R 99C
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6250 262 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.28 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKT Ford Flex
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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