Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Lincoln MKX

2012 Acura MDX
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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
AWD 4-Door

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,863
$38,922

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$43,030
$41,395

Monthly Payment Estimate

$717 / month
$690 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.2

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. The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 39.6

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 40.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

141.8 108.4

Second Hip Room (in)

59.1 55.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.6 58.9

Third Leg Room (in)

28.7 -

Second Head Room (in)

38.6 39.3

Passenger Capacity

7 5

Third Hip Room (in)

42.9 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.5 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 40.7

Third Head Room (in)

35.8 -

Front Hip Room (in)

59.0 54.4

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.5 65.2

Wheelbase (in)

108.3 111.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.5 76.0

Track Width, Front (in)

67.7 65.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.2 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

191.6 186.7

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.2 67.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

42.9 32.3

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

83.5 68.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

15.0 NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -

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)

13.2 x - TBD - - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.0 19.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.0 17.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.6 39.3

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.29 3.1

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P245/60R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P245/60R18

Spare Tire Size

T165/80D17 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - TBD -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - TBD -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4550 4413

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 4 Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.2 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 175

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

270 @ 4500 280 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA 99K

Displacement

3.7L/224 3.7L/227

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

300 @ 6300 305 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.49 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.10 2.87

Trans Order Code

NA 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.25 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura MDX Lincoln MKX

Body Style

4 Door Crossover

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.95 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Trailing Blade

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.2 9.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 3

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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