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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 2011 Lexus ES 2011 Cadillac CTS
     
4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
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4dr Sdn
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3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $34,645 $36,725 $35,345
Invoice $32,565 $33,299 $33,401
Avg. Paid $18,105 $23,280 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.9 9.0
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.7 8.9
Performance 8.2 8.5 8.7
Interior 7.3 8.5 8.2
Operating Cost 8.5 7.9 7.9
Safety 7.1 9.5 10.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Inviting interior
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Smooth engine
  • Lush, inviting interior
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Limited trunk space
  • Not distinctive enough from Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Soft suspension delivers uninspiring handling
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/139 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 41 City / 36 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 109.3 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 191.7 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.7 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.3 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3605 3849

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start 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 Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard 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 95.4 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.3 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 35.9 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.8 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8 14.8 13.6

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
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

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 Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/139 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 156 @ 6000 272 @ 6200 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 2250 254 @ 4700 223 @ 5700
Transmission Continuously variable ratio Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 39.3 36.7 35.0

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 41 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.5 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Dual-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard