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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Review

New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2020 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$42,500
Invoice* $50,947 $40,376
MPG - City 20 42
MPG - Hwy 29 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RLX as you will with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, 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 Acura RLX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little wider than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RLX, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX 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 Acura RLX and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Acura RLX will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.