2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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 Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Lincoln 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 horsepower
  • Same starting price as gas-only MKZ
  • Similar standard and available features as regular MKZ

Here’s info on the regular MKZ:

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.

New for 2016
There are no significant changes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 240-hp, 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


This is the most comfortable and fun to drive.

Extremely economical. I am averaging over 40 mpg. This is fantastic for a full size car. The interior design is easy to navigate. I hope that Lincoln



Very good on gas,best car I have bought in a long time.i think I will never sell or trade this car. unless they come up with a hybrid I likes


Sleeper yet Beautiful

I just happened across my Lincoln while I was looking for another car. The style is what caught my eye. The interior is very sleek and sporty. I always thought of Lincoln's as old and boring cars. I have to say I changed my mind.

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance

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