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2016 Audi A3 vs. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A3, drivers may find the Lincoln MKZ a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Audi A3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lincoln MKZ, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Audi A3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Lincoln MKZ. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Lincoln MKZ. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $34,200

2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,010 - $49,560
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 23 - 31 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 28 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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****-***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,738 - $31,806 $33,259 - $46,587

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.