Compare 2010 Acura RL vs 2010 Cadillac STS vs 2010 Lincoln MKS

2010 Acura RL
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2010 Cadillac STS
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2010 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $42,469 $46,830
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,715 $50,450
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS 16 22 $49,122 $54,250
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $52,868 $55,945
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $53,246 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $65,001 $68,785
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $65,001 $68,785
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 24 $38,053 $41,270
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 16 23 $39,754 $43,160
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 17 25 $44,254 $48,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,469
$44,268
$38,053
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,830
$46,845
$41,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$781 / month
$688 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Acura RL offers lots of features and strong safety. Performance takes a backseat in the 2010 RL-but technology and durability certainly don't. The 2010 Cadillac STS drives well-the STS-V is a trailblazer-but the cramped backseat and well-worn styling haven't kept pace in the luxury class. The 2010 Lincoln MKS reaches into Euro-luxury territory with smart performance, subdued good looks, and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.4 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.6 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.6 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.3 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.6 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 102.9 105.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 196.7 204.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.6 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.3 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 116.4 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.6 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.8 18.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0 12.75 x - 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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.3 12.25 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 17 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.9 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion Hydraulic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50SR17 P235/55TR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKP TC7
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50SR17 P235/55TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKP TC7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 4125 4127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 10.9 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD - 190
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/220 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 274 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 272 @ 5200 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA LLT 99R
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.55 1.84
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA w/Select-Shift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.20 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX7 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.23 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.16 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.06 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Cadillac STS Lincoln MKS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 4 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.9 9.8

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