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Lincoln MKZ vs. Acura TLX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Lincoln MKZ vs. Acura TLX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,700

Acura TLX V6   
Difference: $7,430

Lowest Total Invoice: $42,476

Acura TLX V6   
Difference: $6,502

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720182018
ModelMKZMKZTLXTLX
TrimReserveBlack LabelV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $39,670 $47,830 $36,200 $42,800
Base Invoice $37,488 $44,960 $34,374 $40,626
Technology Package 2,395 2,395    
Climate Package 695 695    
Revel 14 speakers 1,180      
Sunroof 1,200      
Upgraded floor mats 175      
3.0L V6 4,000 4,000    
AWD 1,890 1,890   2,000
Advance Package     7,550  
Technology Package 2,180 2,180    
Climate Package 633 633    
Revel 14 speakers 1,074      
Sunroof 1,092      
Upgraded floor mats 160      
3.0L V6 3,640 3,640    
AWD 1,786 1,777   1,895
Advance Package     7,152  
Options (change) 11,535 8,980 7,550 2,000
Options (change) 10,565 8,230 7,152 1,895
Destination 925 925 950 950
Total Price $52,130 $57,735 $44,700 $45,750
Total Invoice $48,978 $54,115 $42,476 $43,471

The configured Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 400hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Acura TLX 4dr Sedan has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Lincoln MKZ and Acura TLX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Lincoln MKZ Reserve trim is $39,670. The features would cost an additional $11,535. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $52,130.

The base sticker price of the Lincoln MKZ Black Label trim is $47,830. The features would cost an additional $8,980. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $57,735.

The base sticker price of the Acura TLX V6 trim is $36,200. The features would cost an additional $7,550. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $44,700.

The base sticker price of the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec trim is $42,800. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $45,750.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln MKZ trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Acura TLX trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 400hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Acura TLX 4dr Sedan has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Lincoln MKZ and Acura TLX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Lincoln MKZ Reserve trim is $37,488. The features would cost an additional $10,565. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $48,978.

The invoice of the Lincoln MKZ Black Label trim is $44,960. The features would cost an additional $8,230. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $54,115.

The invoice of the Acura TLX V6 trim is $34,374. The features would cost an additional $7,152. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $42,476.

The invoice of the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec trim is $40,626. The features would cost an additional $1,895. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $43,471.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln MKZ trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Acura TLX trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Lincoln MKZ vs. Acura TLX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura TLX V6 A-Spec
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,150
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,303
Model Year2017201720182018
ModelMKZMKZTLXTLX
TrimReserveBlack LabelV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine400hp V6400hp V6290hp V6290hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T9T9
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/26 MPG17/26 MPG21/30 MPG21/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 14?, 20490, 10490, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19245/40-19225/50-18245/40-19
Total Price$52,130$57,735$44,700$45,750
Adjustments for Features-1,430-4,0050-1,200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,700$53,730$44,700$44,550
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,030$150$0
Total Invoice$48,978$54,115$42,476$43,471
Adjustments for Features-1,344-3,7540-1,140
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$47,634$50,361$42,476$42,331
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,727$145$0

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Features Comparison: Lincoln MKZ vs. Acura TLX

Model Year2017201720182018
ModelMKZMKZTLXTLX
TrimReserveBlack LabelV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400$1400
AWD$1700$1700 $1700
FWD  $0 
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100  
Heated steering wheel$100$100$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50$50  
Power decklid$350$350  
Remote app$25$25  
Remote climate control$25$25  
Semi-automated parking system$500$500  
Sunshade, rear, power $225  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  $250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25  
Around view cameras  $500 
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150  
Inflatable rear seat belts $200  
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100  
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200  
Lane keeping assist system  $400$400
Rearview camera$200$200 $200
Rollover sensor  $50$50
Safety key$5$5  
Temporary spare tire$150$150  
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100
Vehicle health reports$0$0  
Wide-view rear camera  $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40$40  
Console with shifter  $150$150
Console without shifter$150$150  
Rear seat pass-through$100$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Concierge Services - 4 year subscription $200  
DVD-Audio-compatible player  $0$0
Electrically heated windshield  $250 
Media drive  $15$15
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300$300
Voice control for external devices$0$0  
Wiper de-icer$25$25  
Wireless charging station  $75$75
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)   $0
Body kit   $0
Bodyside cladding$350$350  
Laminated front side windows$200$200  
Rear spoiler  $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25$25  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250  
LED headlights $1000$1000$1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25$25
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50 
Spotter mirror(s)   $50
Steering-linked headlights$150$150  
Xenon HID headlights$500   
Powertrain 
Active rear differential   $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates  $100$100
Heated second row seats$200$200$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200  
Leather door panel trim $250  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Synthetic suede headliner $1000  
Upholstered instrument cluster hood, leather $200  
Wood trim$300   
Wood trim, alternative type $300  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500$500  
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100$100
Alloy wheels$350$350  
Machined alloy wheels  $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)   $0
Rear wheel steering  $1500$1500
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0
Wheels, dark finish   $0
Total Value of Features$8,895$11,470$7,465$8,665
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,430$4,005$0$1,200
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,344-3,7540-1,140

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Specifications Comparison: Lincoln MKZ vs. Acura TLX

Model Year20172018
ModelMKZTLX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase112.2 in109.3 in
Length193.9 in191.7 in
Width73.4 in73.0 in
Height58.1 in57.0 in
Curb Weight4,191 lb.3,765 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.5 gal.17.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.9 in37.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.7 in57.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.1 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.8 in42.6 in
Row 2 Headroom36.6 in36.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.3 in55.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in54.9 in
Row 2 Legroom37.0 in34.5 in
Cargo Volume15.4 ft314.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lincoln MKZ Reserve

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested220077%
Total Not Requested65023%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Wiper de-icer25No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested60096%
Total Not Requested254%

Option Package Details
Lincoln MKZ Black Label

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested220077%
Total Not Requested65023%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Wiper de-icer25No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested60096%
Total Not Requested254%

Option Package Details
Acura TLX V6

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Electrically heated windshield250No
Around view cameras300No
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat100No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Rear spoiler200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Remote start150Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Upgraded floor mats0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
DVD-Audio-compatible player0No
Surround sound250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
ELS, 490W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested382569%
Total Not Requested169031%

Option Package Details
Acura TLX V6 A-Spec

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested500100%

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