Compare 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs 2012 Lexus HS 250h

2012 Lincoln MKZ
2012 Lexus HS 250h
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
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 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $33,698 $37,030
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $36,218 $39,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,677
$33,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,755
$37,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
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. The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 90.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 50.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3682
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 Combined 187 combined
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously variable ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Lexus HS 250h
Suspension
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 Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 8
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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