In comparing the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's and the Toyota Avalon's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Avalon has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's and the Toyota Avalon's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Avalon is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. Toyota Avalon Pricing
A used 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid ranges from $24,051 to $36,330 while a used 2020 Toyota Avalon is priced between $25,832 to $38,990.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. Toyota Avalon Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid loses 56.7 percent of its value and the Toyota Avalon loses 47.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Avalon retains 9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. Toyota Avalon Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is 8.6 out of 10 while the Toyota Avalon's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid being ranked 2 out of 27 Best Luxury Hybrid Cars and the Toyota Avalon being ranked 1 out of 8 Best Large Cars.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. Toyota Avalon Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is 8.4 out of 10. For the Toyota Avalon the reliability rating is 9.8 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Avalon an advantage in reliability compared to the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s base engine makes 188 horsepower, and the Toyota Avalon base engine makes 301 horsepower. The MKZ Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 41 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 546 miles. The Avalon is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. This gives the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota Avalon. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Avalon, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Toyota Avalon have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.