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2015 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2015 Subaru WRX STI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lincoln MKZ offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru WRX STI. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ, drivers may find the Subaru WRX STI a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). Whether you pick the Lincoln MKZ or the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Destination Charge for the Lincoln MKZ is much higher than that for the Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKZ is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lincoln MKZ doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lincoln MKZ and the Subaru WRX STI.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lincoln MKZ and the Subaru WRX STI. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lincoln MKZ will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX STI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lincoln MKZ than that of the Subaru WRX STI.

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2015 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $47,445

2015 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,495 - $38,495
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.25% --
City MPG: 22 17
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Invoice*: $33,431 - $44,598 $32,635 - $36,355

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