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Compare 2015 Lincoln MKZ vs 2015 Audi A4

2015 Lincoln MKZ
2015 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Black Label AWD 22 31 $44,645 $47,495
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Black Label FWD 22 33 $42,869 $45,605
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Black Label FWD 41 39 $42,869 $45,605
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 39 $33,431 $35,190
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,226
$34,968
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,080
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$627 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 MKZ has great potential as a contemporary sports sedan--it's the Lincoln heritage that's missing. The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 91
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 61.6
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.6
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)
12.4 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HM1
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HM1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3874 3693
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5500 220 @ 4450
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.67
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1 (Est)
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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