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2020 Kia Stinger vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

New 2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Kia
Stinger

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*
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$33,090 to $52,500
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $31,037 to $49,246 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 17 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Kia Stinger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lincoln MKZ with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Stinger, drivers may find the Lincoln MKZ a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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

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

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

Handling
The Kia Stinger 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 Kia Stinger 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 Kia Stinger and the Lincoln MKZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Stinger than that of the Lincoln MKZ.