In comparing the Lincoln MKZ's and the Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKZ's and the Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ is a better car than the Volvo S60.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Volvo S60 Pricing
A used 2020 Lincoln MKZ ranges from $23,653 to $37,677 while a used 2020 Volvo S60 is priced between $24,999 to $35,975.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Volvo S60 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 Volvo S60 loses 57 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln MKZ retains 3.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volvo S60.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Volvo S60 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.7 out of 10 while the Volvo S60's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln MKZ being ranked 5 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Volvo S60 being ranked 10 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Volvo S60 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.5 out of 10. For the Volvo S60 the reliability rating is 8.6 out of 10. This gives the Volvo S60 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 Volvo S60 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The S60 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles.This gives the Volvo S60 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Lincoln MKZ the advantage in maximum range. The MKZ uses regular unleaded, and the S60 uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Volvo S60, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln MKZ and the Volvo S60 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.