Compare 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs 2012 Chrysler 300

2012 Lincoln MKZ
2012 Chrysler 300
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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 V6 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD Limited 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 300S 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Limited 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 300S 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300S 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD Mopar 12 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300S 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C Luxury Series 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C Luxury Series 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,677
$26,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,755
$27,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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. Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 106.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 16.3
Brakes
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 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A TBG
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C TW1
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7C TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3999
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
993 ERB
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 Combined 292 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.19
Trans Order Code
44H DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.16
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Chrysler 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 0.5
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 8.7
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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