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2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$36,750 to $44,500
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$41,400 to $43,400
Invoice* $35,096 to $42,276 $38,916 to $40,796
MPG - City 20 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 33 - 35
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** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Lincoln MKZ offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lincoln MKZ will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lincoln MKZ and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKZ is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Lincoln MKZ, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lincoln MKZ and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lincoln MKZ has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The Lincoln MKZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.