2011 Chrysler
200 LX
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKS

2011 Lincoln MKS

9.8

Winner

Lincoln MKS

starting from

$42,375
"Good power and fuel economy from the turbocharged V6."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKS's performance
"Has the potential to battle for the hearts and minds of luxury car buyers."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKS's external styling

Reasons to buy the Lincoln MKS

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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Average number of gears
6
2011 Chrysler 200 LX

9.0

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 LX

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 LX

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OK braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Average highway fuel efficiency
30 mpg
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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OK cornering
0.82 g
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • The MKS 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • Almost the same
  • The MKS 's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The MKS has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
Road Tests 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Winner: 200 LX
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  • The 200 LX needs more than 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 123 ft vs 139 ft
  • The 200 LX can change direction around 10% faster, 0.82 g vs 0.75 g
  • The 200 LX hits 60mph more than 10% faster, 6.4 seconds vs 7.5 seconds
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • Almost the same
  • The MKS has 2 more cupholders, 6 vs 4
  • Room for around 40% more stuff, 18.4 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the MKS 's power seats; not available on the 200 LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the MKS ; the 200 LX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKS 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The MKS has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the MKS ; but it's not available at all on the 200 LX

Performance

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
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200 LX
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM The MKS is of average power, but the 200 LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The MKS has an OK number of gears, while the 200 LX has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The MKS 's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The MKS comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 200 LX
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.4 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp The MKS has OK performance while the 200 LX gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.7 ft vs 36.5 ft The 200 LX is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the MKS is quite bad

Road Tests

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs 6.4 seconds The 200 LX has a good 0-60 time, but the MKS is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs 123 ft The 200 LX's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the MKS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.4 s @ 90 mph vs 14.9 s @ 94 mph The 200 LX's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the MKS 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.82 g The 200 LX has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average MKS
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Top speed 134 mph vs 120 mph The MKS 's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK

Practicality

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 507 miles The 200 LX has good highway range and the MKS is reasonable
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Cargo space 18.4 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The 200 LX's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the MKS
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The MKS offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 200 LX
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The MKS has a good number of cupholders, but the 200 LX is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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MSRP $42,375 vs $19,995 The 200 LX has a great price and the MKS is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 21 mpg The 200 LX has OK city mileage, while the MKS is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The MKS 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 200 LX's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The MKS 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 200 LX's is very short

Safety Features

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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MKS
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2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 200 LX vs Impala LT
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Dodge Charger R/T 200 LX vs Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 200 LX vs Elantra GLS
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 200 LX vs Cruze LT
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Lincoln MKZ MKS vs MKZ
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Ford Taurus SHO MKS vs Taurus SHO
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Lincoln MKX MKS vs MKX
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Chrysler 300 300C MKS vs 300 300C
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Buick LaCrosse MKS vs LaCrosse

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