Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Lincoln MKT

2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Ford Flex
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2012 Lincoln MKT
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
Select style
4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$35,039
$43,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$37,615
$46,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$627 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. 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 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 41.1 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 38.7 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.5 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 50.8 49.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.8 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 155.8 142.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.4 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 33.3 33.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.4 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.8 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.0 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.4 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 117.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9 76.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 83.2 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 20.0 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 43.2 39.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.7 41.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD - 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P235/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4643 4951
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD - 200
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 248 @ 4500 350 @ 1500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA 99C 99T
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 262 @ 6250 355 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J 44G
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.39 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.4 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2011) 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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