2016 Lincoln MKZ

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$35,190

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2016 Lincoln MKZ
2016 Lincoln MKZ

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

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...

5.0

What planet are they test driving on?

I’m reading about low ratings from other sources. DONT BELIEVE IT! I just decided to buy one, and my 2016 Mkz is fast, luxurious, comfortable and well put together. I bought a 2016 c it was the last year of the front winged grill style. The 3.7l @ app 22 mpg/city depending how I drive it, is a little lower mpg; but this car is a head turner! Never been happier with a car buy.

5.0

Most comfortable and reliable car I have ever owne

Fast, stylish and comfortable to drive. Reliable.Fast, stylish and comfortable to drive. Reliable.Fast, stylish and comfortable to drive. Reliable.Fast, stylish and comfortable to drive. Reliable

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