In comparing the Lincoln MKZ's and the Lincoln MKC's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Lincoln MKC has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and interior volume. The Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKC have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKZ's and the Lincoln MKC's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKC is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Lincoln MKC Pricing
A used 2019 Lincoln MKZ ranges from $22,492 to $33,992 while a used 2019 Lincoln MKC is priced between $21,992 to $32,663.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Lincoln MKC Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value and the Lincoln MKC loses 52.6 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln MKC retains 0.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln MKZ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Lincoln MKZ and the Lincoln MKC makes 245 horsepower. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The MKC is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 424 miles. This gives the Lincoln MKZ the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKC. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKC, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, and cargo space. The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room. The Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKC are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Lincoln MKZ has higher safety ratings than the Lincoln MKC, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.