2011 Chrysler
200 Limited
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKS

2011 Lincoln MKS

9.8

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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Passenger power seats
Standard
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited

9.7

starting from

$24,695

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 Limited

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Average highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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OK braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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OK cornering
0.82 g
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • The MKS 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKS 's satellite radio
Road Tests 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Winner: 200 Limited
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  • The 200 Limited needs more than 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 123 ft vs 139 ft
  • The 200 Limited can change direction around 10% faster, 0.82 g vs 0.75 g
  • The 200 Limited hits 60mph more than 10% faster, 6.4 seconds vs 7.5 seconds
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Overall 9.8 vs 9.7

Entertainment System

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 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 Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the MKS

Road Tests

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs 6.4 seconds The 200 Limited 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 Limited'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 Limited'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 Limited 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 Limited is just OK

Cost

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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MSRP $42,375 vs $24,695 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 20 mpg The 200 Limited 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 Limited'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 Limited's is very short

Safety Features

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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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 Uconnect

Practicality

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 524 miles The 200 Limited 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 Limited'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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The MKS has a good number of cupholders, but the 200 Limited is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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MKS
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200 Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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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

Performance

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Chrysler
200 Limited
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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 Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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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 Limited
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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 Unknown
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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 37.7 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Honda Civic DX 200 LX vs Civic DX
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 200 Limited vs Altima 2.5 S
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2011 Toyota Corolla 200 Limited vs Corolla
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Lincoln MKZ MKS vs MKZ
2011 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost 2011 Chrysler 300 300C MKS Ecoboost vs 300 300C
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Cadillac CTS MKS vs CTS
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland MKS vs Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Buick LaCrosse MKS vs LaCrosse

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