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2017 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Subaru WRX STI than in the Lincoln MKZ, due to the Subaru WRX STI's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ, the Subaru WRX STI may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lincoln MKZ you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru WRX STI will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Subaru WRX STI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX STI 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 Subaru WRX STI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI 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 Subaru WRX STI 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 Subaru WRX STI and the Lincoln MKZ. The Subaru WRX STI has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKZ.

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2017 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $35,195 - $39,995

2017 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,170 - $49,720
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City MPG: 17 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 23 28 - 31
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $33,286 - $37,750 $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.