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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 16 24 $33,051 $35,840
AWD 4-Door 15 22 $34,626 $37,590
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 23 $33,742 $37,700
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $34,995 $39,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,051
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,840
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$628 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Lincoln has a long road back to regaining its status as a meaningful luxury brand, and the 2008 MKX is a step in the right direction. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.4 102.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.8 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.9 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 65.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.5 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.3 38.3
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) 68.6 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.6 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/60TR18 225/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/60TR18 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size Compact 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4191 3870
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear 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) 150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 4500 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99C NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.52
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKX Lexus RX 350
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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