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2014 Lincoln MKZ

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$11,418 — $22,050 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
25-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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

What to Know

about 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

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What Is the 2014 Lincoln MKZ?

The 2014 Lincoln MKZ is a five-seat mid-size luxury sedan that competes with the Acura TL and Lexus ES. It is offered in one trim level, which comes with standard front-wheel drive but is offered with all-wheel drive. There is also a 2014 MKZ Hybrid, covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2014 Lincoln MKZ?

There are no significant changes to the 2014 Lincoln MKZ from the previous model.

What Features in the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Are Most Important?

The 2014 MKZ comes standard with a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and is available with a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Significant standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, Sync and MyLincoln Touch infotainment systems with an 8-inch screen, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Notable optional features include 19-inch wheels, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, a retracting panoramic roof and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes and eight airbags. Available safety features include a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning, inflatable rear seat belts, a backup camera and rear parking sensors.

Should I Buy the 2014 Lincoln MKZ?

Fresh on the heels of a complete redesign in 2013, the 2014 MKZ continues to differentiate itself from the non-luxury Ford Fusion with which it shares a platform. This distinction takes many forms: striking styling that harkens to fastbacks like the Audi A7, a stunningly quiet ride even at highway speeds, and controlled body roll that doesn't punish aggressive driving like Lincolns of old.

Unfortunately, the 2014 MKZ is proof that beauty is often only skin-deep. While the car's interior is as striking as the exterior, it has a style-over-substance problem. While there are high-quality materials used throughout, the rear seats are cramped. More damning is the fact that most of the MKZ's controls are both flat-panel and touch-sensitive with no tactile feedback, requiring you to take your eyes from the road to operate effectively. This is the opposite of intuitive - and, unfortunately, the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system is often clunky, with its voice-recognition features being particularly finicky.

You could do much worse than the 2014 Lincoln MKZ, but it doesn't particularly feel like a luxury vehicle, and its unintuitive electronics reflect that.

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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 ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
58 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Very fun and comfortable car to drive

by Fubar61 from Pittsburgh, Pa on December 2, 2018

Luxury at its finest. Best value for the money. AWD is awesome. Heated and cooled seats really do what they're supposed to do. Blind spot indicator and cross traffic warning are great. Auto closing ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love it !!!

by MrSimms from Memphis,Tn on November 19, 2018

This car is beautiful rides great and is comfortable. So glad I purchased this car !!! Best car I’ve owned by far !!! Worth the money IMO Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Lincoln MKZ currently has 8 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lincoln

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

N/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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