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2012 Lincoln MKZ 2012 BMW 3-Series 2013 Acura TL
     
4dr Sdn 3.5L V6 FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5L V6 FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5L V6 AWD
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $34,755 $34,900 $35,905
Invoice $32,677 $32,110 $33,712
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.1 9.6 8.5
Performance 7.2 8.6 8.0
Interior 7.7 7.6 8.2
Safety 8.6 9.6 9.2
Reliability 5.0 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • User-friendly electronics
  • Long list of standard equipment
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Large trunk
  • Powerful turbocharged engines
  • Increased back seat and trunk space in sedan
  • Unrivaled handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Unexciting performance
  • Too similar to the Ford Fusion
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • Bland exterior styling
  • Firm suspension won't appeal to all buyers
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 182.5 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.3 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3406 3726

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
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 Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional 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 Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard 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 - TBD - 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.3 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.0 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.1 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 35.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.5 17.0 13.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard 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 Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.0L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6250 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 249 @ 4500 255 @ 1250 - 4800 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.7 - TBD - 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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