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Lincoln MKZ

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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 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.
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.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 $22,775 - $36,675 $20,070 - $33,170
2017 $19,225 - $30,375 $16,510 - $27,010
2016 $17,300 - $23,325 $13,650 - $20,300
2015 $15,725 - $21,375 $12,180 - $18,480
2014 $13,625 - $14,775 $10,240 - $11,290
2013 $12,200 - $13,350 $8,890 - $9,940
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 $8,800 - $9,525 $5,765 - $6,415
2011 $7,775 - $8,200 $4,775 - $5,175
2010 $6,650 - $7,375 $3,745 - $4,395
2009 $5,825 - $6,500 $2,985 - $3,585
2008 $5,250 - $5,775 $2,430 - $2,930
2007 $4,750 - $5,250 $2,030 - $2,430
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 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 $22,775 - $36,675 $20,070 - $33,170
2017 $19,225 - $30,375 $16,510 - $27,010
2016 $17,300 - $23,325 $13,650 - $20,300
2015 $15,725 - $21,375 $12,180 - $18,480
2014 $13,625 - $14,775 $10,240 - $11,290
2013 $12,200 - $13,350 $8,890 - $9,940
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 $8,800 - $9,525 $5,765 - $6,415
2011 $7,775 - $8,200 $4,775 - $5,175
2010 $6,650 - $7,375 $3,745 - $4,395
2009 $5,825 - $6,500 $2,985 - $3,585
2008 $5,250 - $5,775 $2,430 - $2,930
2007 $4,750 - $5,250 $2,030 - $2,430