Compare 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Lincoln MKZ

2018 Acura TLX
2018 Lincoln MKZ
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2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX 2.4L FWD 23 33 $31,342 $33,000
TLX 2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
TLX 3.5L FWD 20 32 $34,374 $36,200
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-SPEC Pkg 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-SPEC Pkg Red Leather 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 32 $41,526 $43,750
TLX 3.5L FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 32 $37,879 $39,900
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD 21 30 $36,268 $38,200
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-SPEC Pkg 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-SPEC Pkg Red Leather 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 30 $43,420 $45,750
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 30 $39,773 $41,900
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ Black Label AWD 20 28 $46,887 $49,880
MKZ Black Label FWD 21 31 $45,111 $47,990
MKZ Hybrid Black Label FWD 41 38 $45,111 $47,990
MKZ Hybrid Premiere FWD 41 38 $33,825 $35,605
MKZ Hybrid Reserve FWD 41 38 $37,961 $40,170
MKZ Hybrid Select FWD 41 38 $35,488 $37,355
MKZ Premiere AWD 20 28 $35,620 $37,495
MKZ Premiere FWD 21 31 $33,825 $35,605
MKZ Reserve AWD 20 28 $39,747 $42,060
MKZ Reserve FWD 21 31 $37,961 $40,170
MKZ Select AWD 20 28 $37,282 $39,245
MKZ Select FWD 21 31 $35,488 $37,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$46,887
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$49,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$831 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new grille and sporty A-Spec trim aren't enough to elevate the comfy and feature-laden 2018 Acura TLX. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ is a comfortable, quiet luxury sedan with the right ingredients but lacks in execution.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 44.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 96.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 37
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 194.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.4
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)
12.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3900
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 275 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 999
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 245 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.91
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 44W
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.7
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 590
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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