Compare 2013 Lincoln MKZ vs 2013 Acura TL

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,924 $37,815
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,129
$33,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,925
$35,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$598 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ strikes out in a more confident direction, and places a big bet on best-in-class fuel economy and technology. The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
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Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.800 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.700 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.300 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.100 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.500 98.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.300 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.100 194.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.200 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.000 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.100 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.400 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.600 13.1
Brakes
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 - 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.000 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3828 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.49
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.10
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.570 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.181
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.748
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.1 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
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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