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2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid as you will with the Toyota Avalon, 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). Whether you pick the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid or the Toyota Avalon, 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 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

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

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. 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 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Toyota Avalon. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid than that of the Toyota Avalon.

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2015 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $45,555

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.50% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21
Highway MPG: 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
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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Invoice*: $33,431 - $42,822 $28,431 - $35,910

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