2011 Chrysler
200 S
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKS

2011 Lincoln MKS

10.0

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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Passenger power seats
Standard
2011 Chrysler 200 S

9.6

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 S

starting from

$26,990

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 S

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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$26,990
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Wider turning radius
37.7 ft
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
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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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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
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

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MKS
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200 S
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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

Cost

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MKS
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200 S
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MSRP $42,375 vs $26,990 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg The 200 S 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 S'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 S's is very short

Safety Features

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MKS
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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

Luxury Features

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MKS
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200 S
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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
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2011 Chrysler 200 S Chrysler
200 S
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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
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2011 Chrysler 200 S Chrysler
200 S
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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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 S
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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

Practicality

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MKS
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 490 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 18.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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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 S'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 S is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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MKS
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2011 Chrysler 200 S Chrysler
200 S
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs 6.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.4 s @ 90 mph vs 15.3 s @ Unknown mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 134 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2011 Toyota Corolla 200 Limited vs Corolla
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 200 LX vs Cruze LS
2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 2011 Dodge Charger 200 Touring vs Charger
2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 200 Touring vs Impala LT
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Lincoln MKZ MKS vs MKZ
2011 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost 2011 Ford Taurus SHO MKS Ecoboost vs Taurus SHO
2011 Lincoln MKS 2012 Buick LaCrosse MKS vs LaCrosse
2011 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost 2011 Chrysler 300 300C MKS Ecoboost vs 300 300C
2011 Lincoln MKS 2011 Cadillac DTS MKS vs DTS

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