Compare 2012 Lincoln MKX vs 2012 Lexus RX 350

2012 Lincoln MKX
2012 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,202
$36,537
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,545
$39,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$659 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces. A safe luxury-crossover choice for many good reasons, the 2012 Lexus RX 350 offers a serene driving experience and lots of cool tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.4 100.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.3 67.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.3 40.0
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 80.3
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.2 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 - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/60VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4236 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.15
Summary
Body Style
Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Blade Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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