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2015 Lexus IS 250 vs. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Lexus IS 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 250 and the Lincoln MKZ in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 250 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). The Lexus IS 250 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 IS 250 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 250 is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus IS 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Lincoln MKZ, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 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 IS 250 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Lexus IS 250 has less cargo capacity than the Lincoln MKZ, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2015 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,550 - $39,085

2014 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $37,080
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City MPG: 20 - 21 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 31 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Invoice*: $33,994 - $36,350 $33,431 - $35,226

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