Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Lincoln MKS

2012 Acura RL
2012 Lincoln MKS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
RL 4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
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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 25 $39,035 $41,500

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,098
$45,443

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$48,200
$48,390

Monthly Payment Estimate

$803 / month
$807 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited. The 2012 Lincoln MKS writes its own definition of luxury with great straight-line performance, quiet good looks, and a spacious interior.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.0 55.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 58.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.1 105.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 38.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 57.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.1 55.3

Second Leg Room (in)

36.3 38.6

Front Head Room (in)

38.5 39.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.0 65.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.7 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

195.8 204.1

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 61.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 65.4

Wheelbase (in)

110.2 112.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.7 75.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.8 18.4

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.4 19.0

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 17.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.7 39.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.0 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P235/55R18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P235/55R18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4099 4305

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.1 11.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 190

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

271 @ 5000 350 @ 1500-5000

Engine Order Code

NA 99T

Displacement

3.7L/224 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

300 @ 6300 355 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 20

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.49 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

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 44C

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.72 2.77

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RL Lincoln MKS

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.18 1.0

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 4

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

9.1 9.1

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

-- --

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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