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Lincoln MKZ

2018
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Lincoln MKZ 2018 sedan Trim Shown: 2018 Reserve sedan FWD Automatic
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Based on the engaging Ford Fusion, the upscale Lincoln MKZ received some recent updates, including new engines, a plusher ride, simplified controls, and a more conveniently located trunk release. Base models get a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that provides ample power. In our tests the hybrid got 34 mpg overall. For more punch, the available 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 puts out 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive, and 350 hp on front-drive versions. The MKZ delivers a comfortable ride. The cabin is quiet and luxurious, with comfortable seats, but it's a long reach to the push-button gear selector and the rear seat is snug. Available automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection bolster the Lincoln's safety credentials.
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2013-2017
2013 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKZ 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Base
The 2013 redesign brought a whole new car with a far more luxurious interior, along with turbocharged four-cylinder, V6 and hybrid powertrains. We considered it to be the most appealing and well-executed Lincoln in memory, though the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system is cumbersome to use. We'd opt for the fuel-sipping hybrid, which, unlike many other hybrids, does not carry a price premium. The Reserve Equipment Group includes blind spot monitoring to help with visibility. A rearview camera was added for 2015.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $24,850 - $28,000 $20,860 - $23,810
2016 $20,150 - $27,725 $16,410 - $23,560
2015 $17,850 - $24,700 $14,250 - $20,700
2014 $16,200 - $17,350 $12,670 - $13,720
2013 $14,550 - $15,825 $11,090 - $12,240
2007-2012
2007 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKZ 2012
The front-drive Zephyr sedan arrived for 2006, with secure, though not sporty handling. Ride quality is firm, supple, and controlled; but the turning circle is wide. The mid-sized Lincoln’s interior is trimmed in leather and wood, with styling reminiscent of that of past Lincolns. For 2007, an all-wheel-drive version was introduced and the car was renamed MKZ. Stability control was added for 2009. A 2010 freshening saw improvements to the turning circle, better interior materials, and a quieter cabin. The ride is also more supple and controlled. Handling is remarkably responsive. A hybrid arrived in 2011, priced identically to the standard model.
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2012 $9,675 - $10,675 $6,595 - $7,495
2011 $8,850 - $9,225 $5,810 - $6,160
2010 $7,775 - $8,025 $4,810 - $5,060
2009 $6,875 - $7,100 $3,965 - $4,165
2008 $5,925 - $6,175 $3,080 - $3,280
2007 $5,625 - $5,725 $2,780 - $2,880