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2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Cadenza offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lincoln MKZ. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza 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 Kia Cadenza 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 Kia Cadenza will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is about the same width as the Lincoln MKZ. When looking at overall length, the Kia Cadenza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln MKZ.

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

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Cadenza 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 Kia Cadenza and the Lincoln MKZ. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Cadenza as you will in the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Lincoln MKZ.

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2016 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $32,990 - $44,090

2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,010 - $49,560
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 19 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 28 28 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $31,272 - $40,805 $33,259 - $46,587

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.