2008 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2008 Lincoln MKZ
Martin Padgett Martin 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 MKZ
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2009 Audi A42009 Audi A4
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW 3-Series
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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 M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
MSRP From  
$30,980$30,700$32,700
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6
EPA Class  
MidsizeCompactCompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 328i RWD
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
AutomaticCVTManual
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