Compare 2010 Acura RL vs 2010 Cadillac STS vs 2011 Lincoln MKS

2010 Acura RL
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2010 Cadillac STS
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2011 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 22 $42,469 $46,830
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,715 $50,450
RL 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
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,268 $46,845
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $47,613 $50,385
STS 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $52,868 $55,945
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $65,001 $68,785
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $53,246 $56,345
STS 4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $65,001 $68,785
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 17 25 $45,443 $48,390
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 16 23 $40,793 $43,390
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 17 24 $39,035 $41,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,469
$44,268
$45,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,830
$46,845
$48,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$781 / month
$781 / month
$807 / 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 2011 Lincoln MKS won’t win over the Town Car or the M5 crowd, but it’s blessed 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 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Large Cars
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 12.8 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 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 17 19.0
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 Electric Rack & Pinion
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 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKP TBS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50SR17 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKP TBS
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 4276
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 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
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 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 355 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI DI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 272 @ 5200 350 @ 1500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA LLT 99T
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27 25
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 All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.20 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX7 44C
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.23 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.16 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.9 9.3
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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