Lincoln MKZ

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2020
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2020 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. Standard equipment includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane keeping assistance.
2013-2019
2013 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKZ 2019
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
2019 $21,625 - $29,200 $19,005 - $26,155
2018 $19,025 - $32,650 $16,520 - $29,370
2017 $17,000 - $26,750 $13,460 - $23,610
2016 $15,000 - $20,525 $11,550 - $17,700
2015 $13,150 - $19,175 $9,830 - $16,380
2014 $11,650 - $12,800 $8,440 - $9,490
2013 $10,350 - $11,325 $7,190 - $8,090
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 $7,725 - $8,400 $4,765 - $5,415
2011 $6,950 - $7,375 $4,025 - $4,425
2010 $6,075 - $6,750 $3,195 - $3,845
2009 $5,350 - $5,975 $2,535 - $3,135
2008 $4,750 - $5,350 $2,030 - $2,530
2007 $4,325 - $4,825 $1,680 - $2,080