2008 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2008 Lincoln MKZ
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

As you consider entry-level luxury sedans, you have a choice to make: front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

Sure, there are all-wheel-drive variants, but cars designed as front-drivers (pullers) have different personalities than those designed as rear-drivers (pushers).

2008 Lincoln MKZ2008 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings2009 Audi A42009 Audi A4Browse Used Listings2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2008 Lexus ES 350 4-door Sedan Open Doors2008 Lexus ES 350Browse Used Listings
Quick Specs
7.8
The 2008 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain, with all-wheel drive and heritage styling cues as its killer apps.
8.4
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
8.4
The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
MSRP From   
$30,980$30,700$32,700$34,120
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class   
MidsizeCompactCompactCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticCVTManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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