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2014 Chrysler 300 vs. 2015 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 300 than the Lincoln MKZ. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 300.

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 Chrysler 300 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 Destination Charge for the Chrysler 300 is much higher than that for the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 300 is much wider than the Lincoln MKZ, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chrysler 300, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chrysler 300 and the Lincoln MKZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chrysler 300 has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300 is somewhat more powerful than the Lincoln MKZ.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chrysler 300 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Chrysler 300 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 300 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKZ.

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2014 Chrysler
300

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MSRP*: $31,395 - $48,900

2015 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $47,445
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,250 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.19% As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 18 - 19 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 31 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $30,149 - $47,268 $33,431 - $44,598

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