2016 Lincoln MKT vs. 2017 Subaru Outback Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKT than the Subaru Outback. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lincoln MKT and the Subaru Outback in the front seats.

With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln MKT, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Lincoln MKT will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Outback, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lincoln MKT will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Outback.

Since the Lincoln MKT is much wider than the Subaru Outback, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lincoln MKT, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Outback.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lincoln MKT does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Outback.

The Lincoln MKT has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKT has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Outback. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

The Lincoln MKT offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lincoln MKT as you will in the Subaru Outback.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lincoln MKT than that of the Subaru Outback.

Watch Video

Compare the 2016 Lincoln MKT and the 2017 Subaru Outback.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2016 Lincoln

More Details & Photos New 2016 Lincoln MKT
MSRP*: $43,370 - $45,365

2017 Subaru

More Details & Photos New 2017 Subaru Outback
MSRP*: $25,645 - $38,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.50% As low as 3.72%
City MPG: 15 - 16 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 21 - 24 27 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $41,202 - $43,097 $24,131 - $35,635

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2016 Lincoln MKT

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2017 Subaru Outback

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

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