2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima | NewCars.com

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2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$36,750 to $44,500
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $35,096 to $42,276 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 20 20
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Lincoln MKZ than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ.

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

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). Whether you pick the Lincoln MKZ or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lincoln MKZ transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
The Lincoln MKZ has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima. The Lincoln MKZ has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

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