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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
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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
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,431
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,190
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$559 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 38 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 57.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.3 61.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 111.7
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 10.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 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) 12.4 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38 36.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3828 3756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 188 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code 99U LUK
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
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MHH
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.57 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKZ Buick LaCrosse
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.9 (Est) 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.6
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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