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2016 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, the Subaru WRX STI may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 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). The Subaru WRX STI is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln MKZ 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 Subaru WRX STI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX STI is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru WRX STI has a much more powerful engine than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Hybrid. The Subaru WRX STI has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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

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2016 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995

2015 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $45,605
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% As low as 6.39%
City MPG: 17 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 23 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,820 - $37,750 $33,431 - $42,869

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