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Lincoln MKZ

2018
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 $25,825 - $28,950 $21,780 - $24,730
2016 $20,900 - $28,050 $17,110 - $23,860
2015 $18,100 - $25,075 $14,520 - $21,120
2014 $16,800 - $17,900 $13,300 - $14,350
2013 $14,450 - $15,375 $11,070 - $11,920
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $9,625 - $10,400 $6,595 - $7,295
2011 $8,450 - $8,950 $5,490 - $5,940
2010 $7,625 - $7,925 $4,710 - $4,960
2009 $6,650 - $6,875 $3,765 - $3,965
2008 $5,875 - $6,125 $3,030 - $3,230
2007 $5,550 - $5,675 $2,730 - $2,830