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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
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 Limited 40 39 $37,486 $41,650
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,299 $37,000
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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 22 mpg 40 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 39 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.1
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 Volume (ft³) 96.5 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 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
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 195.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 14
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 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 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3719 3594
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3000 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 999 NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5500 200 @ 5700
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 40
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 -
Trans Type 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 -
Trans Order Code 44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lincoln MKZ Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 (Est) 4.6
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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