Compare 2013 Lincoln MKZ vs 2013 Buick Lacrosse

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Buick Lacrosse
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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 FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,129
$30,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,925
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$528 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
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Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.800 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.700 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
44.300 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.100 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.500 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.400 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.300 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.100 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.200 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.000 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.100 111.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.600 10.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
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 - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.800 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.000 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A RAF
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3828 3774
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
99U LUK
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.570 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MHH
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.1 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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