When comparing the Lincoln MKZ's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKZ's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2020 Lincoln MKZ ranges from $22,994 to $36,791 while a used 2020 Toyota Camry is priced between $19,817 to $30,914.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Toyota Camry 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 Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Camry retains 12.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln MKZ.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Toyota Camry Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.7 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln MKZ being ranked 5 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Toyota Camry Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.5 out of 10. For the Toyota Camry the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Lincoln MKZ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln MKZ’s base engine makes 245 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 595 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKZ. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Toyota Camry 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 has the advantage in the areas of front leg room cargo space. The Lincoln MKZ and Toyota Camry are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln MKZ and the Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.