Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs 2012 Lincoln MKT

2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door R 350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840
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4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
4-Door Wagon 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,002
$41,674
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,690
$44,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$738 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine. EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 33.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 39.0
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 49.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.9 142.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.4 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.5 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
126.6 117.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
87.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.0 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.2 39.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 42.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R18 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 4695
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 200
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 268 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 6500 267 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
N/A 99R
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.84
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz R-Class Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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