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2015 Audi A4 vs. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A4 than in the Lincoln MKZ, due to the Audi A4's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A4 as you will with the Lincoln MKZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Audi A4 or the Lincoln MKZ, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 A4 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A4 is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Lincoln MKZ, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Audi A4 has about the same turning radius as the Lincoln MKZ, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 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 A4 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Audi A4 has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2015 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $35,500 - $36,400

2014 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $37,080
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
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City MPG: 22 - 24 22
Highway MPG: 32 31 - 33
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,017 - $33,852 $33,431 - $35,226

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