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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 43 20
MPG - Hwy 44 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Lincoln MKZ. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lincoln MKZ, 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 Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is about the same width as the Lincoln MKZ. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Lincoln MKZ, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Lincoln MKZ. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Lincoln MKZ. The Lexus ES 300h has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.