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2015 Ford Taurus 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 Ford Taurus than the Lincoln MKZ. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Taurus, drivers may find the Lincoln MKZ a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Ford Taurus 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. In this case, the Ford Taurus will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus 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 Ford Taurus, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln MKZ.

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

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

Performance
The Ford Taurus has less horsepower than the Lincoln MKZ, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Lincoln MKZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Taurus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKZ.

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2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $27,055 - $40,220

2015 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $47,445
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 17 - 19 22
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,959 - $37,103 $33,431 - $44,598

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