2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$36,750 to $44,500
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $35,096 to $42,276
MPG - City 20 20
MPG - Hwy 27 29 - 31
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Cadenza offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lincoln MKZ. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Lincoln MKZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Kia Cadenza or the Lincoln MKZ, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Cadenza and the Lincoln MKZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is about the same width as the Lincoln MKZ. When looking at overall length, the Kia Cadenza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Cadenza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Cadenza is somewhat more powerful than the Lincoln MKZ.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Cadenza and the Lincoln MKZ. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Cadenza as you will in the Lincoln MKZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Lincoln MKZ.