2011 Lincoln MKZ AWD Road Test Specs | Edmunds.com

2011 Lincoln MKZ - Road Test Specs

2010 Lincoln MKZ sedan

(3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
Style4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$37,070
Options on test vehicleRapid Spec 103A ($5,595 -- includes sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, navigation system, touchscreen interface, Sirius Travel Link, and a THX-certified surround-sound system with satellite radio, DVD audio and 10GB of digital music storage); Sport Appearance Package ($795 -- includes sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and special interior trim).
As-tested MSRP$43,245


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,497/213
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)263 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)249 @ 4,500
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.148; II=2.370; III=1.556; IV=1.555; V=0.859; VI=0.686; Final=3.33


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP225/45R18 91V
Tire size, rearP225/45R18 91V
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs
Brakes, rear11.0-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph (sec.)10.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 91.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)132
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Stability on = 62.6; Stability off = 64.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Stability on = .76; Stability off = .77g
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.1
@ Full throttle (dB)75.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThank you, Ford, for finally giving us manual control on this shift interface -- and for getting shift -/+ orientation right. Best run with stability control on.
Braking commentsMassive fade on runs 2 and 3. High pedal effort yields minimal effectiveness. Does this go beyond green fade?
Handling commentsStability control is not fully defeatable, but does open the handling threshold somewhat. Balance leans heavily toward understeer with a good sense of front tire limits. In the slalom, adequate control feel and response for a car in this segment. Intuitive with a good sense of security in the steering. Manual gear-holding helps in this test.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)70.5
Relative humidity (%)62.7
Wind (mph, direction)3.5 crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/24 highway/19 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)20.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,796
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,861
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60.2/39.8
Length (in.)189.8
Width (in.)72.2
Height (in.)56.9
Wheelbase (in.)107.4
Track, front (in.)61.3
Track, rear (in.)61.0
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)36.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.5


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance6 years/70,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/45,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetGood

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