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2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$36,750 to $44,500
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $35,096 to $42,276 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 31 - 32
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon than the Lincoln MKZ, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln MKZ will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

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

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

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lincoln MKZ has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon. The Lincoln MKZ has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Lincoln MKZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.