2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

Picture of the 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln

See Details & Photos
Get Your Price
$42,180 to $44,345
Get Your Price
$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 19 - 20 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 29 - 31
Engine(s) V-6 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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Lexus IS 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 350 and the Lincoln MKZ in the front seats.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 350 as you will with the Lincoln MKZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 IS 350 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 IS 350 and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Lexus IS 350 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 Lexus IS 350, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKZ.

With similar torque, the Lexus IS 350 and the Lincoln MKZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Lexus IS 350 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Lincoln MKZ.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 350 and the Lincoln MKZ. The Lexus IS 350 has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKZ, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The Lexus IS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.