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2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A4 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lincoln MKZ with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 A4 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is a little narrower than the Lincoln MKZ, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Lincoln MKZ, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi A4 and the Lincoln MKZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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 less cargo capacity than the Lincoln MKZ, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2017 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $34,900 - $39,400

2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,010 - $49,560
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 24 - 27 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 31 - 37 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,458 - $36,642 $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.