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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 XLE Premium (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $32,224 $35,805
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,299 $37,000
4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,486 $41,650
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$597 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 38 mpg 40 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 39 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 102.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 195.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 14
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38 37.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3828 3594
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 -
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 4000 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 188 @ 6000 200 @ 5700
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 38 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 39
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.57 3.54
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKZ Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.9 (Est) 4.6
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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