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Lincoln MKZ

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2019
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2019 Lincoln MKZ Ratings & Reliability
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 lots of 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. The 2019 model gets a standard suite of advanced safety features that include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane keeping assist.
2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKZ 2018
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.A 2017 freshening brought an array of revisions. Most apparent is the new front-end styling with a more pronounced grille. Crucially, the frustrating MyLincoln Touch controls have been replaced with the Sync 3 infotainment system, which is much more intuitive and responsive to use.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $22,275 - $35,925 $19,620 - $32,470
2017 $18,750 - $29,775 $15,910 - $26,460
2016 $17,100 - $22,925 $13,500 - $19,950
2015 $15,100 - $20,775 $11,630 - $17,880
2014 $12,975 - $14,125 $9,640 - $10,690
2013 $11,600 - $12,525 $8,340 - $9,190
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 $8,150 - $8,850 $5,165 - $5,815
2011 $7,275 - $7,725 $4,325 - $4,725
2010 $6,325 - $7,050 $3,445 - $4,095
2009 $5,550 - $6,225 $2,735 - $3,335
2008 $4,950 - $5,500 $2,180 - $2,680
2007 $4,450 - $4,950 $1,780 - $2,180