Compare 2014 Lincoln MKZ vs 2014 Acura TL

2014 Lincoln MKZ
2014 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,827 $36,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,431
$33,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,190
$36,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$601 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lincoln MKZ places many of its bets on its distinctive styling, as well as its modern technology and best-in-class fuel economy. The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 98.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 194
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 74
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 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)
12.4 13.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3828 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/212
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.72
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.49
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 (Est) 7.8
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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