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2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2020 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$42,500
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $40,376 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 42 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 39 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid than the Lexus IS 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Lexus IS 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid as you will with the Lexus IS 300, 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). The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 Hybrid and the Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has much less torque than the Lexus IS 300, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 300. 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 Hybrid and the Lexus IS 300. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid as you will in the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 300.