2014 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2014 Lincoln MKZ
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Many of the cars that were once in the near-luxury market have moved into the true luxury segment, leaving the MKZ with fewer and fewer real competitors.

The Volvo S60 can work if you choose the right set of options, and it's far more attractive than some of the other vehicles from Scandinavia.

The Lexus ES is anything but sporty, but it's large, comfortable, and relentlessly reliable.

The Audi A4 doesn't offer a V-6 model, but its turbo-four is enough, and it feels lighter and more nimble than many of the cars in the segment.

The Acura TL is a great choice for those craving technology and reliability.

And, there's the Buick LaCrosse, which offers its own special take on the near-luxury market, but it doesn't quite meet the MKZ in terms of technology or fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2014 Lincoln MKZ places many of its bets on its distinctive styling, as well as its modern technology and best-in-class fuel economy.
8.2
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too.
8.4
The 2014 Audi A4 and S4 are trim, tech-savvy alternatives to the usual German luxury sedans, and to one stunningly good American one.
8.0
Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
8.2
The 2014 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.
8.6
The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy.
MSRP From     
$35,190$36,030$33,800$33,535$36,620$32,400
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan Base FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan T5 FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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