2014 Lincoln MKZ

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Massive sliding panoramic roof
  • Unique styling
  • Excellent attention to styling details
  • Quiet ride

The Bad

  • Touch-sensitive control panels
  • Voice-control reliability
  • Rear seat headroom
  • Lack of luxury feel inside
2014 Lincoln MKZ exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ

  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Available gas-electric hybrid same price as gas-only model
  • Push-button automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available inflatable rear seat belts

2014 Lincoln MKZ Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the Lincoln MKZ shares its platform with the Ford Fusion midsize sedan but has different styling and unique features, including an automatic transmission operated by five dashboard buttons instead of a shift lever. It is available with front- or all-wheel drive and with a turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6 engine. A hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Acura TL and Lexus ES.

(Skip to details on the: MKZ Hybrid)

New for 2014
There are no significant changes this year.Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED headlamps
  • LED taillights
  • Available retracting panoramic roof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Sync and MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch screen
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats; available ventilated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Engines use regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Eight standard airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available inflatable rear seat belts
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors

MKZ Hybrid
The  MKZ Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an ...

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the Lincoln MKZ shares its platform with the Ford Fusion midsize sedan but has different styling and unique features, including an automatic transmission operated by five dashboard buttons instead of a shift lever. It is available with front- or all-wheel drive and with a turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6 engine. A hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Acura TL and Lexus ES.

(Skip to details on the: MKZ Hybrid)

New for 2014
There are no significant changes this year.Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED headlamps
  • LED taillights
  • Available retracting panoramic roof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Sync and MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch screen
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats; available ventilated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated rear seats and steering wheel
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Engines use regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Eight standard airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available inflatable rear seat belts
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors

MKZ Hybrid
The  MKZ Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The MKZ Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 45 mpg in both city and highway driving.

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Total system output of 188 hp
  • Uses regular gas
  • Same starting price as gas-only MKZ
  • Similar standard and available features as regular MKZ

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Latest 2014 MKZ Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Great looks, AWD, Poor Interior Ergonomics

by Sawmill from Chicago Suburbs on June 2, 2018

Bought this car used as they are a great value used. Love the exterior styling and the panoramic sunroof. Hate the interior ergonomics with no buttons to adjust volume, temperature, etc. Turning a ... Read full review

(5.0)

One of the best cars I?ve owned

by Phill200018 from Chicago on May 28, 2018

I think it?s an awesome vehicle. Power and style are both there. Super plus in my book, this was the first Lincoln I?ve ever owned and I was not disappointed at all Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Lincoln MKZ currently has 8 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Lincoln MKZ Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Lincoln

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement for up to $45 per day, fresh oil and filter at delivery and certificate for your first complimentary oil and filter change

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    6 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Comprehensive Limited Warranty from original in-service date. See dealer for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 200-point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MKZ received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Booster

(second row)

A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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