Compare 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs 2012 Lexus ES 350

2012 Lincoln MKZ
2012 Lexus ES 350
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $34,400 $36,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,677
$34,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,755
$36,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$612 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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. The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 95.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 36.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 Combined 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/210
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Lexus ES 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 8.3
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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