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Lincoln MKZ

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
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. 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.
All Ratings & Reliability
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2017 $22,350 - $25,900 $18,960 - $22,310
2016 $17,800 - $24,900 $14,210 - $21,360
2015 $16,650 - $22,925 $13,100 - $19,500
2014 $14,400 - $15,550 $11,020 - $12,070
2013 $12,750 - $13,900 $9,440 - $10,490
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 $9,400 - $10,100 $6,345 - $6,995
2011 $7,975 - $8,450 $5,010 - $5,460
2010 $7,000 - $7,725 $4,075 - $4,725
2009 $5,925 - $6,600 $3,085 - $3,685
2008 $5,300 - $5,825 $2,480 - $2,980
2007 $4,625 - $5,100 $1,930 - $2,330
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
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 ample power. In our tests the hybrid got 34 mpg overall.

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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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2017 $22,350 - $25,900 $18,960 - $22,310
2016 $17,800 - $24,900 $14,210 - $21,360
2015 $16,650 - $22,925 $13,100 - $19,500
2014 $14,400 - $15,550 $11,020 - $12,070
2013 $12,750 - $13,900 $9,440 - $10,490
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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $9,400 - $10,100 $6,345 - $6,995
2011 $7,975 - $8,450 $5,010 - $5,460
2010 $7,000 - $7,725 $4,075 - $4,725
2009 $5,925 - $6,600 $3,085 - $3,685
2008 $5,300 - $5,825 $2,480 - $2,980
2007 $4,625 - $5,100 $1,930 - $2,330