Compare 2012 Lincoln MKT vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2012 Lincoln MKT
2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 22 $43,529 $46,295
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,529
$49,002
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,295
$52,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$772 / month
$878 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans. The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.3 146.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.0 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Third Head Room (in)
33.5 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.1 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 85.4
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
207.6 203.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.3 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.6 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.9 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.9 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 42.3
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)
- TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
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)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.5 41.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4951 5622
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
200 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 1500-5250 273 @ 6500
Engine Order Code
99T N/A
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5700 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.28 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.86
Trans Order Code
44G NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKT Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.2

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