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2020 Dodge Charger vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

New 2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Dodge
Charger

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*
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$29,995 to $69,995
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $29,481 to $67,746 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 12 - 19 20
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 29 - 31
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Dodge Charger than the Lincoln MKZ. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Charger.

Convenience
The Lincoln MKZ requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Charger, 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). The Dodge Charger 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 Destination Charge for the Dodge Charger is much higher than that for the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Lincoln MKZ, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Charger, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln MKZ.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger has a much more powerful engine than the Lincoln MKZ. 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 Dodge Charger and the Lincoln MKZ. The Dodge Charger has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Charger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKZ.