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2021 Audi A4 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

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2021 Audi
A4

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2020 Lincoln
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MSRP*
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$39,100 to $40,900
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $36,755 to $38,447 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 24 20
MPG - Hwy 31 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 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
The Audi A4 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lincoln MKZ with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
The Lincoln MKZ requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A4, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Audi A4 or the Lincoln MKZ, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A4 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is about the same width as the Lincoln MKZ. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Lincoln MKZ, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Audi A4 has about the same turning radius as the Lincoln MKZ, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A4 has less horsepower than the Lincoln MKZ, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Audi A4 has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.