2011 Hyundai
Azera GLS
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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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Entertainment system
Optional
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Navigation system
Optional
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Has a subwoofer
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS

9.4

Runner-up

Hyundai Azera GLS

starting from

$26,270

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Azera GLS

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Good range on the highway
554 miles
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Good range in the city
396 miles
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More airbags
6
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
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
  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the MKS ; but it's not available at all on the Azera GLS
Cost 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS Winner: Azera GLS
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  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 10,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $16,105 cheaper (around 40% less), $26,270 vs $42,375
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • The MKS comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Azera GLS
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Lincoln MKS Winner: MKS
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the MKS
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS Winner: Azera GLS
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  • The Azera GLS has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have roomy front seats, however the Azera GLS in particular is spacious
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

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MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Hyundai Azera GLS Hyundai
Azera GLS
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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 Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the MKS ; but it's not available at all on the Azera GLS

Cost

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MKS
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MSRP $42,375 vs $26,270 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 20 mpg The Azera GLS has OK city mileage, while the MKS is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Azera GLS in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 5 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Azera GLS in particular is extraordinary

Performance

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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,200 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 Azera GLS
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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 13.8 lb/hp The Azera GLS is a sporty car, while the MKS is just average
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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 37.4 ft The Azera GLS is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the MKS is quite bad

Luxury Features

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MKS
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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 Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the MKS

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 6 The Azera GLS has a good number of airbags, but the MKS is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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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

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 554 miles The Azera GLS has good highway range and the MKS is reasonable
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Cargo space 18.4 ft3 vs 16.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 Both have roomy front seats, however the Azera GLS in particular is spacious
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Azera GLS'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 Azera GLS
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The MKS has a good number of cupholders, but the Azera GLS is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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MKS
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 134 mph vs Unknown

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