Compare 2012 Lexus ES vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lexus ES
2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 19 28 $34,400 $36,725
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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
$34,400
$34,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$36,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$611 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance. 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
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 96.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
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)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3796
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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