Compare 2008 Acura RL vs 2009 Lincoln MKS

2008 Acura RL
2009 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 24 $41,576 $46,280
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 24 $44,822 $49,900
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 24 $48,229 $53,700
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKS 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $37,162 $40,380
MKS 4-Door Sedan FWD 17 24 $35,461 $38,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,576
$37,162
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,280
$40,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$673 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling. The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 105.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 18.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - 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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x - 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)
19.4 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TC7
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55TR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TC7
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4014 4276
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 190
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPE
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99R
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Select-Shift
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Lincoln MKS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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