Compare 2012 Chrysler 300 vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S RWD 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited AWD 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited RWD 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C AWD 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series AWD 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series RWD 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C RWD 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S AWD 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 Mopar 12 RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 SRT8 RWD 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 27 $32,677 $34,755
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,393
$34,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,020
$36,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$611 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 96.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.5
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)
12.6 x 0.9 11.0 x 0.4
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)
13.6 x 1.3 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TDX T7C
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDX T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 3796
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ERB 99C
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
DFG 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.6
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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