Compare 2009 Lincoln MKZ vs 2008 Lexus ES 350

2009 Lincoln MKZ
2008 Lexus ES 350
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,021 $32,695
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $31,722 $34,585
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $30,594 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,021
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,695
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$569 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it’s in a very conservative package, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain for those who value comfort over driving excitement. The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 95.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.65 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)
11.0 x 0.4 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3469 3580
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
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)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 272 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99T NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/210
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.90
Trans Order Code
44B NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Lexus ES 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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