Lincoln MKZ vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$35,995 - $37,995
$41,400 - $53,850

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 hp
255 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged 2.0L I
2.0L Turbo I4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 in.
37.1 - 38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
8.8 - 12.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
225/40ZR19 - P225/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
194.1 in.
184.5 in.

Width

Width
73.4 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3739 - 3900 lbs.
3472 - 4012 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
275 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 - 18 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 - 29 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 31 mpg
29 - 34 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.5 ft³.
79.3 - 81.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3739 - 3900 lbs.
3472 - 4012 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 - 24 mpg.
24 - 27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 31 mpg.
29 - 34 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44W
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 - 3.36
3.07

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 - 7.7
6.6, 6.8, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18
245/40R18, 255/35ZR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38 ft.
36.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 in.
13 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 - 18 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 in.
37.1 - 38.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
111.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
194.1 in.
184.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in.
71.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.1 - 58.2 in.
55.3 - 56.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.3 in.
61.5 - 61.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62 in.
60.8 - 61.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
MKZ
C-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4