2016 Lincoln MKZ

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2016 Lincoln MKZ
2016 Lincoln MKZ

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Voice-control reliability
  • Rear-seat headroom
  • Lack of luxury feel inside

2 trims

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Notable features

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

2016 Lincoln MKZ review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan shares its platform with the Ford Fusion but has different styling and unique features, including an automatic transmission operated by 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 TLX and Lexus ES.

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New for 2016
There are no significant changes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Heated front seats
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Sync and MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch screen
  • Remote start
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Retracting panoramic roof
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • THX II-certified premium stereo
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Inflatable rear seat belts

MKZ Hybrid

The MKZ Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine, an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries and a continuously variable automatic transmission. It gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 40 mpg.

What’s Special

  • New EcoSelect selectable driving mode for enhanced efficiency
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Total system output of 188 hp
  • Same starting price as gas-only MKZ
  • Similar standard and available features as regular MKZ

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Engine issue 2016 Lincoln mkz

Bought a 2016 Lincoln MKZ about less than 4 yrs ago. I am at 77656 miles. I took it to two auto shops both stated that it needs a new engine? The coolant is leaking into the engine? I kept up with my matenance too. I read there is a call back on earlier ages, but not on the 2016. I also read this on some other 2016 after reviewing more regarding my same issue. This is not right that there is no help with this year and I hope others complain with same issues as Lincoln should do something about it.


2016 MKZ Owners

Bought a 2016 MKZ with 60,000 miles. Big problems. Took it to two auto shops both stated that it needs a new engine????? The coolant is leaking into the engine??? Looks like their is a call back on earlier ages, but not on the 2016. Does anyone ever heard of this?? What can we do??


amazing technology. Went from a very basic 2011

Auto is great and will serve our needs for years to come. we went from a basic 2011 vehicle to this Lincoln with much high tech. The style and ride is excellent...

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Current plus five previous model years / Less than 60,000 actual miles
Basic warranty terms
60 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited warranty
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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