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2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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

Performance
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has less horsepower than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 Hybrid. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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2014 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,190
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2014 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,555 - $41,400
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.85%
City MPG: 45 40
Highway MPG: 45 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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 $32,000 - $37,260

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