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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 vs. 2014 Lincoln MKS Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKS than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lincoln MKS in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 as you will with the Lincoln MKS, 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). The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln MKS. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lincoln MKS have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKS, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKS.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lincoln MKS.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKS, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lincoln MKS.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lincoln MKS. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKS, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKS.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
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2014 Lincoln
MKS

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MSRP*: $40,690 - $47,680
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 25 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 33 25 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
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*: $45,680 $38,656 - $45,296

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