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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