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2016 Lincoln MKZ

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.


Seating capacity

194.1” x 58.2”


Front-wheel drive



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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


ASE Parts Specialist and Mercedes tech retired.

ASE Parts Specialist and Mercedes tech retired. 2016 mkz 3.7 now with 60k miles. Throttle position sensor went south. Part of the throttle body. Simple job. Only issue I’ve had. Don’t understand why there is no front windshield chrome strip. Almost looks like it starting to delaminate ! Hmm Luxury car with no window trim odd I think. 3.7 pretty fast handles good. Low in front scrapes often


Sleeper luxury and fuel economy choice

One year and 23,000 mines after buying a used 2016 MKZ with 72,000 miles on it (four previous owners), I can say that I like just about everything I've experienced. I do a lot of highway driving and have made two MI-FL round trips; gas mileage is 29.5 and my bad back doesn't complain afterward. Two minor quibbles: Low ground clearance means you have to watch parking blocks or you'll scrape the fenders and the infotainment system's touch-screen virtual buttons aren't terribly responsive. This is the best-looking of the 30+ cars I've owned and I get compliments at the car wash from other customers on the color (white platinum). Maintenance costs have been reasonable and I've had no nasty surprises, nor had my MKZ left me stranded on the side of the road. If I were shopping today I'd buy this car again.


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.

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Based on the 2016 Lincoln MKZ base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
Combined side rating rear seat
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
Overall rating
Overall side crash rating
Risk of rollover
Rollover rating
Side barrier rating
Side barrier rating driver
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
Side pole rating driver front seat


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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