Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 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 Hybrid in the front seats.
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus IS 250, making it more convenient to drive.
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 Lexus IS 250 or the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 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 Lexus IS 250 and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Lexus IS 250 is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 250 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
The Lexus IS 250 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 has a much more powerful engine than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
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 Hybrid. The Lexus IS 250 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
The Lexus IS 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Compare the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
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MSRP*: $35,950 - $38,485
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.64%||--|
|City MPG:||20 - 21||45|
|Highway MPG:||27 - 30||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$33,436 - $35,792||$34,381|
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