Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Lincoln MKZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln MKZ. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lincoln MKZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lincoln MKZ.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lincoln MKZ. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2014 Lincoln MKZ.
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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250
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MSRP*: $36,190 - $38,080
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.25%|
|City MPG:||13 - 22||22|
|Highway MPG:||19 - 31||31 - 33|
|Engine(s):||Inline-4, V-6, V-8||Inline-4|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$33,294 - $56,033||$34,381 - $36,176|
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