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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than in the Lincoln MKZ, due to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's smaller rear 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.

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 its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKZ.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is significantly less powerful than the Lincoln MKZ. 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 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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2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $39,500 - $72,800

2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,170 - $49,720
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City MPG: 24 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 28 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, 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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $36,735 - $67,704 $33,412 - $46,737

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.