2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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$35,190

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

40
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.

5

Seating capacity

194.1” x 58.2”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

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

5.0

BEST CAR ON GAS ,I DROVE 7HRS AND ONLY USE $25.00.

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

5.0

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.

See all 24 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
3
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
10.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
3
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 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
Powertrain
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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