Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2013 Lincoln MKS vs 2013 Volvo S80

2012 Acura RL
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2013 Lincoln MKS
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2013 Volvo S80
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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
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 28 $36,801 $39,150
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV 19 28 $36,801 $39,150
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV w/Moonroof 19 28 $36,801 $39,150
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 19 28 $40,420 $43,000
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 28 $40,420 $43,000
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum PZEV w/Moonroof 19 28 $40,420 $43,000
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum w/Moonroof 19 28 $40,420 $43,000
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 19 28 $37,882 $40,300
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 28 $37,882 $40,300
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV w/Moonroof 19 28 $37,882 $40,300
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus w/Moonroof 19 28 $37,882 $40,300
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof 19 28 $36,801 $39,150
S80 4-Door Sedan T6 18 25 $40,561 $43,150
S80 4-Door Sedan T6 Platinum 18 25 $44,180 $47,000
S80 4-Door Sedan T6 Premier Plus 18 25 $41,642 $44,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$47,367
$36,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$49,860
$39,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$831 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
8.4
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. The 2013 Volvo S80 is supremely comfortable, safe, and stylish sedan—and a great pick for fashion-conscious families—although those wanting a true performance edge should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.400 56.300
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.900 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.3 54.800
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.600 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.700 37.800
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.3 54.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.600 57.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 105.800 98.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.600 38.300
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.400 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.900 111.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.900 73.300
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 65.000 62.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 204.100 191.000
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 61.600 58.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.400 14.900
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD - 11.900 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 - 12.3 x - TBD - 12.400 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.000 18.500
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98 2.600
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0 16.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7 36.700
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R20 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R20 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 4305 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 11.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 350 @ 1,500 - 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA 99T NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/- TBD - 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 365 @ 5500 240 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88 3.390
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87 2.370
Trans Order Code
NA 44C NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.77 3.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41 1.160
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74 0.690
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48 4.150
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84 1.570
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 0.860
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Lincoln MKS Volvo S80
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.2 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 5 (2012)
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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