Compare 2008 Lincoln MKX vs 2009 Lexus RX 350

2008 Lincoln MKX
2009 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,051
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,840
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.3 38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.2
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60TR18 225/65SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4191 3870
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 4500 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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