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2010 Lincoln MKZ 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2010 Lexus ES
     
4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
C300 Sport Sedan
  • C300 Sport Sedan
  • C300 Luxury Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn

Prices

MSRP $34,225 $33,600 $34,120
Invoice $31,523 $31,248 $30,594
Avg. Paid $14,484 $18,182 $14,129

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.3 9.0
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.3 9.3
Performance 7.4 8.8 8.5
Interior 7.8 8.1 8.9
Operating Cost 7.9 7.4 7.8
Safety 9.6 9.4 9.1
Reliability 4.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • High-quality, spacious interior
  • Outstanding safety and reliability scores
  • Well-built, opulent interior
  • Composed, agile suspension
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Good reliability score
  • Refined, comfortable ride
  • Supple cabin
  • Smooth engine
  • Stellar reliability score
Cons
  • Not as agile as some competitors
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Suspension too soft for much excitement
  • Low safety score for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/210
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 108.7 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 182.3 191.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 69.7 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.3 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3527 3580

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.0 88.2 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.1 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 54.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 52.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.9 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 33.4 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.1 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.9 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.5 12.4 14.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Changer Standard Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6250 228 @ 6000 272 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 249 @ 4500 221 @ 2700 - 5000 254 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 39.34 35.5 36.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 17.4 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA 3-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-link Dual-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard