Compare 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs 2012 Buick Regal

2012 Lincoln MKZ
2012 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 27 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,677
$25,972
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,755
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens. A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 16
Front Tire Order Code
T7C QKE
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A P76
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C QKE
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 Combined 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
993 LEA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
44H MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Buick Regal
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 5
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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