When comparing the Buick LaCrosse's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ is a better car than the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $19,806 to $34,415 while a used 2019 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $22,480 to $33,950.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Lincoln MKZ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Buick LaCrosse loses 54.4 percent of its value and the Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln MKZ retains 0.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Lincoln MKZ Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Lincoln MKZ's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Buick LaCrosse being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Lincoln MKZ being ranked 5 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Lincoln MKZ Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Lincoln MKZ the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Lincoln MKZ a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Buick LaCrosse.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Lincoln MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the Buick LaCrosse the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKZ. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Buick LaCrosse, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room cargo space. The Buick LaCrosse and Lincoln MKZ are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Buick LaCrosse and the Lincoln MKZ have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.