I purchased the AWD model in August of this year. I have driven the car for around 5500 miles so far and I have to say that I am extremely pleased. I drove the car in some harsh weather as well and this car is solid. The car takes the bad roads with no problem and asks for more. You really feel safe while driving in the elements. Lincoln did a great job with this car!! I havent had any problems with the car so far and I have wanted to post this message to help others in deciding whether to buy this car or noit like I did. As far as fuel economy, could be better. Unless your driving everyday on the highway, you will get an average of around ~20 MPG.
Pretty much everything
The head rests in the front seats need to allow for adjustments. Can be uncomfortable during long drives.
Superb value for the money with all the typical luxury features which would cost $3-6K more on comparable models. I gave up a BMW 740i [drove for 8 years] and have driven numerous BMW 300 series. I was looking for a smaller car since my kids are grown up and wanted to downsize with the following criteria: a] reliable b] safe c] fun to drive. The computer came up with BMW, Audi, Acura & Lincoln. When I saw the Lincoln, I thought you must be joking, but I researched all, test drove and picked the Lincoln. It's a choice I have not regreted; I am enormously satisfied with the handling, comfort, THX system and reliability. It's a sharp, sporty luxury car. Firm ride so might not fit all buyers.
Sporty, fun to drive with excellent 6 gear automatic. Heating/cooling systems are very efficient. Controls are simple, not like a BMW which is complex and annoying. The handling is great. The sound system is excellent and the interior noise level is quite good for a small car. Trunk space excellent.
Limited view to the rear. Interior dash board a little "cheap looking" as is interior moon roof sliding panel. Trunk needs a grip. Not as fast as the 740i; I would have preferred a little more power.
I am 48 and have finally found a car that combines my youth filled desire to have a sports car with the luxury features and comfort I deserve and have earned. I honestly cannot think of one thing I dislike about this vehicle. It is priced right, I get good value, the quality is there and it is freakin awesome to drive. The only shread of issue is in the blind spots in the side mirrors and I cannot honestly tell you whether it is me or in the design. Otherwise, especially if you get an A plan, this car is the best value around.
I wanted a mid-sized sedan, and ended up looking at 35 vehicles and driving 22 times in a 5 month period. MKZ was the best fit for me, and after 1500 miles I can't find flaws. Mileage is averaging 21, and got 27.3 on a highway-only trip at mostly 70mph. I didn't opt for the NAV system or THX sound, a small Garmin GPS unit fits fine in the console cupholder. Step-in height is more comfortable than a TL, and usable space much better than an IS. Console and instruments aren't trying to be the space shuttle, just useful and tasteful and readable. We're looking forward to feeling the AWD in snow, and a circle-lake-superior trip. All cars involve compromise, MKZ is one to look at.
Great interior, cooled (who knew?) seats, ample trunk space, sensible features and instrument layout, plenty of smooth power, decent mileage, fit and finish, and you can find it in the parking lot amidst the sea of more common vehicles. Quiet. I never thought I'd buy a "Ford," but I'm a convert now.
Rear visibility more limited than some due to high rear deck. Expensive to put a hitch on. Steering a touch heavier than some others. Where are the cargo net hooks?
We bought this car about 1 year ago. It has more than fulfilled our expectations (and we have experienced about every other car in and around its class). Not a single problem so far. Very smooth, comfortable, quiet, and secure ride. Solidly built. No irritating vibrations, rattles, wind noises, or transmission quirks. Wonderful suspension engineered to minimize the “feel of the road” a.k.a. riding on a farm wagon, that several other cars in its class are lauded for (quasi-professional reviewers apparently have a unique sense of what’s appealing to many drivers who might consider buying a near luxury car). Excellent acceleration and power for other than the Datona 500. Highway ~ 27.5 mpg.
Smooth, quiet ride, as well as smooth, firm, and essentially silent braking (i.e., not like 2 pieces of sandpaper rubbing together as is the case for some cars regardless of age or condition). Very good standard- equipment sound system.
Adjustable, daytime backlighting to provide better visibility of dash (dials) during bright days, especially for the small characters of the message center. Incremental stops for the sun visors other than fully up or almost fully down. And most of all, running lights for an added degree of safety.