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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2011 Acura MDX 2011 Lincoln MKT
     
R350 4MATIC
  • R350 4MATIC
  • R350 BlueTEC
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.7L AWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost

Prices

MSRP $50,240 $42,930 $44,300
Invoice $46,537 $39,411 $41,664
Avg. Paid $29,095 $25,504 $24,016

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.2 8.6
Performance 7.9 8.7 8.5
Interior 8.6 8.3 8.6
Operating Cost 7.3 7.6 7.8
Safety N/A 9.0 9.7
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable on-road driving dynamics
  • Fuel-efficient diesel option
  • Roomy third row
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Nimble performance
  • Lots of high-tech features
  • High-quality interior
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Many family-friendly and high-tech features
  • Strong reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Minivan-style looks
  • Third row is for children only
  • Polarizing exterior looks
  • Not very sporty

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.7L/224 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 15 City / 19 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 126.6 108.3 117.9
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 191.6 207.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.4 78.5 76.0
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 68.2 67.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4949 4550 4871

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Optional Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 6 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 119.9 142.2 142.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.2 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 61.6 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.0 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 38.6 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.7 41.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 61.5 58.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.1 55.9
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 29.1 33.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 85.0 83.5 75.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.2 42.9 39.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.2 15.0 17.9

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard 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 Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Optional
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/224 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6000 300 @ 6300 268 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2400 - 5000 270 @ 4500 267 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 41.0 37.6 42.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.0 18.6

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Control arm Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Self-leveling air Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

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