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2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*
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$36,750 to $44,500
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $35,096 to $42,276 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 20 16
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Subaru WRX STI. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ, drivers may find the Subaru WRX STI a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Lincoln MKZ you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Lincoln MKZ is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKZ is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lincoln MKZ, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX STI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lincoln MKZ doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKZ is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX STI. 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 Lincoln MKZ and the Subaru WRX STI. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lincoln MKZ will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX STI.

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