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Lincoln MKZ

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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
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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 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 $22,875 - $36,775 $20,170 - $33,270
2017 $18,650 - $29,575 $15,760 - $26,260
2016 $17,100 - $23,125 $13,500 - $20,150
2015 $15,975 - $21,675 $12,430 - $18,730
2014 $13,850 - $15,000 $10,440 - $11,490
2013 $12,425 - $13,575 $9,090 - $10,140
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 $9,075 - $9,800 $6,015 - $6,665
2011 $7,725 - $8,150 $4,725 - $5,125
2010 $6,650 - $7,375 $3,745 - $4,395
2009 $5,875 - $6,550 $3,035 - $3,635
2008 $5,300 - $5,825 $2,480 - $2,980
2007 $4,950 - $5,400 $2,180 - $2,580
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 $22,875 - $36,775 $20,170 - $33,270
2017 $18,650 - $29,575 $15,760 - $26,260
2016 $17,100 - $23,125 $13,500 - $20,150
2015 $15,975 - $21,675 $12,430 - $18,730
2014 $13,850 - $15,000 $10,440 - $11,490
2013 $12,425 - $13,575 $9,090 - $10,140
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 $9,075 - $9,800 $6,015 - $6,665
2011 $7,725 - $8,150 $4,725 - $5,125
2010 $6,650 - $7,375 $3,745 - $4,395
2009 $5,875 - $6,550 $3,035 - $3,635
2008 $5,300 - $5,825 $2,480 - $2,980
2007 $4,950 - $5,400 $2,180 - $2,580