Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Lincoln Continental

2017 Acura RLX
2017 Lincoln Continental
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Continental Black Label AWD 17 25 $61,171 $65,075
Continental Black Label FWD 18 27 $59,291 $63,075
Continental GT Convertible 12 20 N/A $236,100
Continental GT Coupe 12 21 N/A $214,600
Continental GT Speed Convertible 12 20 N/A $264,300
Continental GT Speed Coupe 12 21 N/A $240,300
Continental GT Supersports Convertible 11 19 N/A $322,600
Continental GT Supersports Coupe 11 20 N/A $293,300
Continental GT V8 Convertible 14 24 N/A $218,400
Continental GT V8 Coupe 15 25 N/A $198,500
Continental GT V8 S Convertible 14 24 N/A $231,800
Continental GT V8 S Coupe 15 25 N/A $210,700
Continental Premiere AWD 16 24 $44,384 $46,720
Continental Premiere FWD 17 26 $42,484 $44,720
Continental Reserve AWD 17 25 $52,991 $56,075
Continental Reserve FWD 18 27 $51,101 $54,075
Continental Select AWD 16 24 $47,192 $49,675
Continental Select FWD 17 26 $45,292 $47,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$61,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$65,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$1085 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. The 2017 Lincoln Continental is a pleasing, contradictory piece that drips with ornate trim, but drives like a more mature MKZ.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 106.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 41.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 201.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 41.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/40WR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/40WR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 4523
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99P
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 335 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 17
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.84
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44C
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lincoln Continental
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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