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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. Inside is a quiet, luxurious cabin 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 $28,325 - $31,650 $24,580 - $27,780
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2016 $24,475 - $31,825 $20,910 - $27,910
2015 $20,850 - $28,275 $17,520 - $24,570
2014 $18,475 - $19,750 $15,250 - $16,450
2013 $16,975 - $18,025 $13,720 - $14,720
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 $10,900 - $11,725 $8,055 - $8,805
2011 $9,500 - $10,075 $6,695 - $7,245
2010 $8,550 - $8,825 $5,815 - $6,065
2009 $7,150 - $7,350 $4,505 - $4,705
2008 $6,225 - $6,450 $3,615 - $3,815
2007 $5,800 - $5,900 $3,185 - $3,285