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2019 Audi S3 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

New 2019 Audi S3

2019 Audi
S3

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*
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$44,500
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $41,832 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 22 20
MPG - Hwy 29 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Audi S3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi S3.

Convenience
With the Lincoln MKZ you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi S3, 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 Audi S3 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 Audi S3 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S3 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 Audi S3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi S3 and the Lincoln MKZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Audi S3 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 Audi S3 is somewhat more powerful than the Lincoln MKZ.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S3 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Audi S3 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 S3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.