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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
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.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lincoln MKZ.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250

2014 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $37,080
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,250 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,294 - $56,033 $33,431 - $35,226

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