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2014 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Review

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

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lincoln MKZ, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Lexus ES 300h is somewhat more expensive 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Lincoln MKZ, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Lincoln MKZ. The Lexus ES 300h has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500

2014 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $37,080
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22
Highway MPG: 39 31 - 33
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*: $37,000 $33,431 - $35,226

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