2018 Lincoln MKZ vs The Competition

2018 Lincoln MKZ VS. 2018 Lexus ES 350

The new 2018 Lincoln MKZ line has all the must have options and comfort for a more enjoyable ride. The MKZ is a 5-passenger luxury sedan that offers style, sophistication and performance. If you are still debating whether you should get a 2018 Lexus ES 350 or a 2018 Lincoln MKZ, we'll give you reasons to choose the Lincoln:

  • Luxurious style and iconic look
  • Fuel Economy
  • Safety and technology features
  • Performance
  • Value for your money

Interior Comfort and Style

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ offers leather interior and heated front seats standard for all their trim levels, whereas the 2018 Lexus ES 350 has it as an upgradable option at an additional cost. The Lincoln also has woodgrain interior trims, smart device integration and the option to add a panoramic sunroof. Those features are unavailable for the Lexus ES 350 models.

As for safety measures, the Lincoln MKZ models have rear parking aid, automatic park and the option to add a seatbelt airbag. They also offer, as standard features, HID Headlights and a Wi-Fi Hotspot!

Competitive Perception:

The 2018 Lexus ES 350 offers a smooth ride and a hushed cabin, with space for five passengers.

Lincoln Reality:

The Lincoln offers more space and features for an even more enjoyable ride:

  • More leg room (+2.4 inches)
  • Remote engine start
  • Cross Traffic Alert available


Competitive Perception:

The 2018 Lexus ES 350 has better performance with a V6 3.5 Liter engine:

  • Horsepower 268 @6200
  • Torque 248 @ 4700

Lincoln Reality:

Under the 2018 Lincoln MKZ hood there is a turbocharged engine for great performance:

  • 31 miles per gallon
  • Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • Torque 275 @ 3000
  • Active Suspension


You can get more for less when choosing the Lincoln MKZ: More style, more features, more luxury… for a lower price.

Competitive perception:

Having a premium sedan with an emphasis on safety, performance and passenger pampering makes up for the higher price.

Lincoln Reality:

While the Lexus ES 350 has a great performance and luxury style, it does lack some safety and technological features:

  • Seatbelt airbags are not available on the 2018 Lexus ES 350.You'll have the WIFI Hotspot connection on the 2018 Lincoln MKZ for your connectivity needs, but not on the Lexus.
  • Heated and leather seats, panoramic sunroof and smart device integration with Bluetooth on the Lincoln MKZ is standard.
  • The Lexus ES 350 lacks the wood trim interiors and the parking aid features.

When it comes to purchasing your next luxury sedan, consider the 2018 Lincoln MKZ. If your car-needs call for a spacious interior cabin, high-performance and an abundance of smart safety features, then the Lincoln MKZ is the car you need.  When you purchase a Lincoln, you're purchasing luxury but for less. Enjoy more safety features, more interior space and more comfort with the Lincoln MKZ.

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    13303 Tamiami Trail North
    Naples, FL 34110

    • Sales: (877) 208-1002
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Germain Lincoln of Naples

13303 Tamiami Trail North
Directions Naples, FL 34110

  • Sales: (877) 208-1002
  • Service: (877) 208-1002
  • Parts: (866) 603-2150

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