Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2013 Lincoln MKS

2012 Acura RL
2013 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 EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $47,367 $49,860
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $42,622 $44,865
MKS 4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 18 27 $40,727 $42,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$47,367
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$49,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$831 / 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 2013 Lincoln MKS steers away from both traditional American luxury and German sport sedans--and ends up in a good place for those who want a distinctive, well-rounded big sedan.
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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 58.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 105.800
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.400
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.600
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.700
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 65.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 204.100
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 61.600
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.400
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.400
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 19.000
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 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R20
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 20 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x - TBD -
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 @ 1,500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99T
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 365 @ 5500
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 Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.2
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
--
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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