2013 Lincoln MKZ Full Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Lincoln MKZ - Road Test Specs

2013 Lincoln MKZ Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan AWD with EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$38,710
Options on test vehicleRearview Camera, Reverse-Sensing System, Navigation, Power Moonroof, Technology Package (includes active park assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system), All-Weather Floor Mats, Premium Audio System
As-tested MSRP$46,380
Assembly locationHermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,999/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.3
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,800
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)270 @ 3,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.36


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.8
Tire make and modelMichelin Primacy MXM4 GreenX
Tire typeAll-season, performance
Tire sizeP245/45R18
Wheel size18 inches
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front12.4-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs
Brakes, rear12.4-inch one-piece solid steel discs

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph (sec.)10.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 88.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 89.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.3
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.84
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.5
@ Full throttle (dB)68.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,300

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsPretty good poke right off the line, a bit of front wheelspin despite the AWD. Highest trap speed was on first run. Not an exceptionally hard revver. Shifts are reasonably quick, come between 6,200-6,400, even in Manual mode because at full throttle it upshifts for itself. Manual shifting is via S mode with steering-wheel paddles. Does not blip throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsLong-travel, slightly spongy pedal on the first and last stops. Noticeable fade by the end. Well-controlled stops, minimal nosedive. Second stop was shortest at 121 feet. Third stop was longest at 124 feet. Plenty of brake odor.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Even with some ESC intervention (the system can't be fully defeated, only traction control can be shut off), driver adjustment of the throttle has a major effect on the MKZ. Meaning, lifting off the throttle lets the tail swing out sharply, which helps bring the front back in to curb understeer. Plus, it's fun to play with the over-/understeer. Slalom: The MKZ corners surprisingly flat. Steering responds intuitively, not too quickly, not too slowly, and the right amount of assist. The two factors keeping it from going a mph or 2 quicker were the ESC system's brake intervention and the relatively low-grip Michelin Primacy tires "Green" tires. But overall, a decent performance for a luxury sedan.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/8/2013
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)68
Relative humidity (%)44.4
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)7.44 H
Odometer (mi.)1,811
Fuel used for test91
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)34

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 city/31 highway/25 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)22
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.5
Driving range (mi.)542.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionSingle-CD with tuner/SDARS/HD
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard
Satellite radioStandard
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Standard
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional
Smart entry/StartStandard
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,874
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,901
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58.4/41.6
Length (in.)194.1
Width (in.)73.4
Height (in.)58.2
Wheelbase (in.)112.2
Track, front (in.)62.3
Track, rear (in.)62
Turning circle (ft.)38
Legroom, front (in.)44.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)36.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.3
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)15.4
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000
Operation lockout4 years/50,000 miles


Bumper-to-bumper6 years/70,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/Unlimited miles
Corrosion6 years/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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