The second addition to this lineup from Lincoln, the MKZ looks and feels incredible. The luxurious and futuristic look was designed by Max Wolff, who has previously worked at Cadillac and Holden.
Lincoln has done it again, with its second addition to the MKZ line. The brand has made it even better. Everything about this sedan is just beautiful. Max Wolff, the designer of this vehicle, who also used to work for Cadillac and Holden, has done an incredible job of designing this car in such a futuristic and luxurious way. This is exactly what Lincoln needs right now as it has fallen from being the top-selling luxury brand since 1998. Lincoln has been working even harder to put itself back on top.
The exterior design is absolutely outstanding. The new Lincoln MKZ is equipped with 18-inch wheels, power-folding sideview mirrors, LED taillights and automatic and adaptive LED headlights. At the front, the almost V-shaped grille is attached to the thin headlights complemented by the beautiful Lincoln logo right at the dead centre of the grille. At the back, the sedan’s taillights are connected with each other across the cargo door, which is right under the subtle spoiler designed on top of the door. With these exterior designs, it will attract plenty of attention when on the road.
Inside, the vehicle’s centre stack and console have absolutely no buttons, as it is run completely on touch sensors, which is what makes this car seem so futuristic. A drawback of the new Lincoln MKZ is the lack of adequate passenger space, especially when compared to the Ford Fusion. The Lincoln MKZ also doesn’t have much room for your cargo either, with only 15.4 cubic feet on the regular model and 11.1 cubic feet on the hybrid. In addition to the centre console, the vehicle’s luxurious look is further enhanced by a beautiful silver lining. It starts up on top and follows through until it hits the compartment between the two front seats.
Under the hood, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ offers three engines. The base one is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, which produces 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The second one is a 3.7-litre V6 engine, which pumps out 300 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the last engine is in fact a hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, producing 188 horsepower. All of these options are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. This luxury sedan isn’t the best vehicle when it comes to fuel efficiency, unless you go with the hybrid option.
This is why the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ is a great car overall and would make a great fit for most drivers out there, thanks to its versatile features. As Lincoln makes its way back to the top, we expect to see more handsome cars like this.
2016 Lincoln MKZ
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Rating: 8.5 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|Hybrid Premiere||$38,460||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Hybrid Reserve||$43,450||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Hybrid Select||$39,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Premiere||$38,460||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Premiere AWD||$40,660||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Reserve||$42,700||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Reserve AWD||$44,900||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Select||$39,500||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Select AWD||$41,700||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The 2016 Lincoln MKS will be offered with a new EcoBoosted 2.9-liter V-6 codenamed Nano, and the proven EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6. The latter power plant will match or exceed the Taurus SHO's 365 horsepower, and we expect the smaller V-6 to produce in the realm of 300 horses. Initially, gear-changes will be handled by a six-speed automatic, but eventually the MKS should be the recipient of the nine-speed auto that’s being jointly developed by Ford and GM. Power will be routed to the front wheels, but all-wheel drive will be an option—and very likely mandatory when paired to the 3.5-liter.
Read more at Car and Driver.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
Inside, the 2016 MKZ's flowing center stack and console, without buttons or knobs, looks mildly futuristic. But while the aesthetic is distinctive, the materials don't go much beyond what you get in the related Fusion. The seemingly brushed metal accents look nice from afar, but are exposed as silver-colored plastic upon closer inspection. Rather than a steering-wheel- or console-mounted gear selector, the MKZ uses dash-mounted selector buttons for the transmission, but they feel somewhat flimsy as they lack any damped, tactile sensation.
The MKZ's styling distinctions also yield slightly less interior space than the Fusion. The high center console can make the front seating area feel a little confining, while the coupelike roof line infringes on the headroom of taller rear-seat passengers. Rear-seat legroom, however, is generous.
The standard MyLincoln Touch (a.k.a. MyFord Touch) system handles Bluetooth, audio, navigation and other vehicle functions via its crisp 8-inch touchscreen. And there's still the useful Sync voice command system that can control many of the car's functions. In practice, however, the touchscreen's processing speeds still seem sluggish during certain tasks, and the center stack's touch-based controls can be fiddly and/or frustrating to use.
The MKZ offers decent trunk space at 15.4 cubic feet, though the hybrid's capacity shrinks to 11.1 cubic feet due to the battery pack. Non-hybrids also feature a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
Read more at Edmunds.
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side-impact airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The 2016 Lincoln MKZ also features the programmable MyKey system, allowing parents to set limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume for their young drivers. Sync also offers emergency crash notification that automatically dials 911 in the event of an airbag deployment.
Optional equipment includes blind-spot monitoring; rear cross-traffic alerts; a lane-departure warning system; a lane-departure intervention system (which automatically helps the driver keep the car in its lane); a forward-collision warning system with brake priming; and inflatable rear seatbelts.
In Edmunds brake testing, an MKZ with standard all-season tires stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet, an average distance for this segment. The MKZ Hybrid did slightly better at 120 feet.
In government crash testing, the MKZ earned a top five-star rating for overall crash safety, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and four stars for total side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, the MKZ earned a top score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (seatbelts and head restraints) tests. A second-best score of "Acceptable" was awarded for the car's performance in the small-overlap frontal-offset test.
Read more at Edmunds.
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|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front, USB front and game console front|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front, USB and game console front|
|Chrome/bright trim around side windows|
|Brake assist system|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Electronic hand brake|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,800.00|
|Vehicle start button|
|911 Assist telematics system|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Text to speech / speech to text|
|911 Assist telematics system Via own phone|
|SYNC voice activating system; includes radio, phone and air conditioing|
|Coming home device|
|Intelligent Access smart key: ; includes keyless entry, keyless start and memory seat includes programmable settings|
|Garage door opener|
|Driver modes includes engine mapping, steering, suspension, stability control and traction control Lincoln Drive Control|
|2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position|
|Cigar lighter in front seats|
|Front and rear reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Reverse Sensing System rear radar & camera parking distance sensors|
|4 passenger assist handles|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 963, rear headroom (mm): 930, front hip room (mm): 1,400, rear hip room (mm): 1,367, front leg room (mm): 1,125, rear leg room (mm): 940, front shoulder room (mm): 1,466, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,405 and interior volume (litres): 2,733|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 436|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,930, overall width (mm): 1,864, overall height (mm): 1,478, wheelbase (mm): 2,850, front track (mm): 1,582, rear track (mm): 1,575 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,585|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Chrome exterior door handles|
|Engine: 2.0L EcoBoost in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT|
|Remote engine starter|
|Emissions data: CO2: 4,286 kg/yr|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.5 ; highway= 7.0 ; combined= 8.9 ;|
|Power: 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 3,000 rpm|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: gasoline direct injection|
|Fuel tank: 63 litre capacity|
|Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Multi-function display screen 8.0, touch screen and 2|
|Multi-function display screen 8.0, touch screen and 3|
|Service interval indicator|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Main dashboard display|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor console, wood/woodgrain on doors, wood/woodgrain on dashboard and none|
|Floor covering: none|
|Electronic noise reduction|
|LED brake lights, low beam, side indicator lights, day time running lights and rear lights|
|Headlights: LED with projector beam lens|
|Daytime running lights|
|Directional headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Headlights: LED with projector beam lens LED|
|Door entry light|
|Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Front side airbags|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 4, 4, 5.00 and 5|
|Driver and passenger knee airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 4, 4, 5.00 and 5|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Rear seat centre armrest|
|Front driver seat : heated, bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, memorized lumbar and memorized tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: power height, power lumbar and power tilt|
|Rear seat center armrest|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three|
|Front seat center armrest|
|Seat upholstery: leather|
|Main service 160,000|
|Intermediate service 12 and variable distance/period|
|Main service 160,000 and 100,000|
|Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Power steering type and EPAS|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control and Continuously Controlled Daming (CCD)|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Electronic traction control|
|Front electronic limited slip differential Torque Vectoring Control|
|3.210:1 axle ratio|
|Transmission: SelectShift 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters|
|AdvanceTrac stability control|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls|
|Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Trim level: PREMIERE|
|Version information 24 Feb 2015|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Auto-dimming rear view mirror|
|Front and rear power windows with 2 express|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 72 months/ 110,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 72 months/ 110,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 72 months/ 110,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,687 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0"|
|Front and rear all-season tires 245/45/V|