Compare 2012 Lexus RX vs 2012 Lincoln MKX vs 2012 Volvo XC60

2012 Lexus RX
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2012 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX 350 AWD 4-Door 18 24 $37,846 $40,475
RX 350 FWD 4-Door 18 25 $36,537 $39,075
RX 450h AWD 4-Door Hybrid 30 28 $44,016 $46,825
RX 450h FWD 4-Door Hybrid 32 28 $42,520 $45,235
AWD 4-Door
Select style
AWD 4-Door 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,846
$38,922
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,475
$41,395
$39,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$675 / month
$690 / month
$658 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A safe luxury-crossover choice for many good reasons, the 2012 Lexus RX 350 offers a serene driving experience and lots of cool tech features. The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.0 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 108.4 99
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.2 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.4 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.0 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 65.4 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.9 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 186.7 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.3 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.2 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 111.2 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 68.6 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 32.3 30.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 17.7 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.3 38.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/60R18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/60R18 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4343 4413 4236
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 175 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 280 @ 4000 325 @ 1500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA 99K NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.7L/227 3.0L/180
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 305 @ 6500 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.39 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.27 NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Lincoln MKX Volvo XC60
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Crossover 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Blade Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.6 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 3 (2011)
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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