2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD  vs 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

  • $36k
  • 2.0L Hybrid
  • 45 city 45 hwy
Front view of Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
The big wheels are perfectly proportioned to the arches, with a multispoke design and smoked finish that looks fantastic.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
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Toyota Avalon XLE Premium

  • $36k
  • 2.5L Hybrid
  • 40 city 39 hwy
Front view of Toyota Avalon
The 2013 Toyota Avalon again has a price that launches well into luxury territory, but you get your money's worth with an impressive, luxury-caliber feature set.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD vs 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Reasons to consider the
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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Saves on fuel $1,210 vs $1,376 More than 10% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Much higher EPA highway mileage 45 MPG vs 39 MPG More than 15% better on the interstate
Higher EPA city mileage 45 MPG vs 40 MPG Around 15% better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
Car-autoblog-first view of Toyota Avalon

Reasons to consider the
Toyota Avalon XLE Premium

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Much better highway driving range 663 miles vs 607 miles Around 10% further range on the interstate
Much better city driving range 680 miles vs 607 miles More than 10% further in the city

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$36,190 8.2¢/mile Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Toyota Avalon $35,555 9.4¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Toyota Avalon is cheaper (per year) for infrequent drivers, but the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is cheaper for average and heavy drivers due to its cheaper fuel costs per mile.
 
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Toyota Avalon
Price $7,238 ($36,190) $7,111 ($35,555)
Fuel $1,233 (1,667 gallons) $1,404 (1,897 gallons)
City 45 MPG 40 MPG
Highway 45 MPG 39 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD  vs 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

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8.6
Still far from being "fun," the new Avalon is at least far less sloppy than the old one, though its gentle ride quality will surely be missed by some.
Avalon XLE Premium

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD  vs
2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 
Brand Lincoln Toyota
Body style
Sedan
Model year 2014 2013
City range 607 miles 680 miles
Highway range 607 miles 663 miles
MSRP $36k $36k
Annual cost $8,448 $8,487

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L 2.5L
Air compressor None None
Fuel
Hybrid
Cylinders I4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.4 in Ventilated Disc 11.69 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.4 in Disc 11.1 in Disc
Front wheel width 245 215
Front wheel diameter 18 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45 55

safety features

Active head restraints No Yes
Airbags
Side
Passenger
Rear side
Knee
Head curtain
Driver
Rear side w/head
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A Standard
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system Ford SYNC None

physical dimensions

Width 73.4 in 72.2 in
Front track width 62.3 in 62.6 in
Height 58.1 in 57.5 in
Length 194.1 in 195.2 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 111 in
Curb weight 3,828 lb 3,585 lb
Has a rear spoiler No No
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 56 ft³ 53 ft³
Rear seat room 43 ft³ 49 ft³

emissions

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD  vs
2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes Yes

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.3 m³ 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.9 metric ton 0.46 metric ton

power & handling

Max torque 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 156 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max HP 141 HP @ 6,000 RPM 156 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 27.15 lb/hp 22.98 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38 feet 37.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 11 8
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input No Yes
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard N/A
Entertainment system N/A N/A

features

Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C Standard Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard Standard
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,200 Standard
Navigation system N/A N/A
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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