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2017 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2016 Audi A3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Audi A3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A3, the Lincoln MKZ may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Audi A3 requires fewer visits to 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 Lincoln MKZ is somewhat more expensive than the Audi A3. 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 MKZ and the Audi A3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKZ is much wider than the Audi A3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lincoln MKZ, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi A3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lincoln MKZ transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A3.

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ has a larger turning radius than the Audi A3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKZ has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lincoln MKZ and the Audi A3.

Warranty
The Lincoln MKZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A3.

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2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,010 - $49,560

2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $34,200
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,250
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.25% --
City MPG: 20 - 21 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 28 - 31 33 - 43
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*: $33,259 - $46,587 $28,738 - $31,806

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.

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