Compare 2018 Lexus ES vs 2018 Lincoln MKZ

2018 Lexus ES
2018 Lincoln MKZ
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ES 300h FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 300h FWD 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
ES ES 350 FWD 21 30 $36,485 $38,950
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ Black Label AWD 20 28 $46,887 $49,880
MKZ Black Label FWD 21 31 $45,111 $47,990
MKZ Hybrid Black Label FWD 41 38 $45,111 $47,990
MKZ Hybrid Premiere FWD 41 38 $33,825 $35,605
MKZ Hybrid Reserve FWD 41 38 $37,961 $40,170
MKZ Hybrid Select FWD 41 38 $35,488 $37,355
MKZ Premiere AWD 20 28 $35,620 $37,495
MKZ Premiere FWD 21 31 $33,825 $35,605
MKZ Reserve AWD 20 28 $39,747 $42,060
MKZ Reserve FWD 21 31 $37,961 $40,170
MKZ Select AWD 20 28 $37,282 $39,245
MKZ Select FWD 21 31 $35,488 $37,355

2018 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Compare cars

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and 2018 Lexus ES 300h are comfortable, luxurious cruisers with an ace up their sleeves. Thanks to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, these two cars are roomy enough for five passengers yet they're among the most fuel-efficient new cars available today.

Both go about their business in a similar fashion. Mostly, they eschew sportiness in favor of cosseting interiors with soft leather upholstery, elegant wood trim, and high-zoot audio systems. Yet they're distinctly different. We rate the entire Lexus ES lineup at 7.2 out of 10, while the MKZ shows its pedestrian roots (it's closely related to the Ford Fusion) and scores a 6.7.

 

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,171
$46,887

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,820
$49,880

Monthly Payment Estimate

$697 / month
$831 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

If you’re after a smooth, quiet, roomy, comforting luxury sedan that’s still good value, the 2018 Lexus ES may be one of the better choices. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ is a comfortable, quiet luxury sedan with the right ingredients but lacks in execution.

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Fuel Economy

City

40 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

39 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 55.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

100.1 96.5

Second Leg Room (in)

40 37

Front Head Room (in)

37.5 37.9

Second Hip Room (in)

53.8 53.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 57.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 36.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55 55.3

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 44.3

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.7 73.4

Track Width, Front (in)

62.6 62.3

Length, Overall (in)

193.3 194.1

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 58.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

62 62

Wheelbase (in)

111 112.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.1 15.4

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.6 12.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 12.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.2 18

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 38

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/55VR17 P245/40VR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/55VR17 P245/40VR19

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3682 3900

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

156 @ 4500 275 @ 3000

Engine Order Code

NA 999

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 5700 245 @ 5500

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

40 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

39 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

40 20

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.54 3.36

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Trans Order Code

NA 44W

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.45

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.75

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- 4.58

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.91

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- 2.94

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.96

Summary

Vehicle Name

Lexus ES Lincoln MKZ

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

4.4 7.7

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 590

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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