Compare 2012 Lexus HS vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lexus HS
2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HS 250h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $33,698 $37,030
HS 250h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $36,218 $39,800
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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
$33,698
$34,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,030
$36,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$611 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular. 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
35 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 96.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 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)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
50.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 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)
3682 3796
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
- TBD - 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 combined 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus HS 250h Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 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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