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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
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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
4-Door Sedan Base
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 41 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.4
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 512
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
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
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
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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