Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ

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2016 Lincoln MKZ
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$16,150 - $30,000

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Lincoln MKZ is essentially unchanged.

Pros

  • Sleek, eye-catching exterior design
  • high fuel economy from available hybrid model
  • comes equipped with many convenience/luxury features as standard.

Cons

  • Interior materials quality is not as high as in other rival sedans
  • touchscreen interface and dashboard controls aren't easy to use
  • a little short on interior space
  • no matter which engine you specify, acceleration is slower than average.

Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ for Sale

Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
32,011 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$22,998
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Lincoln MKZ 2016 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
17,956 miles
List$22,850
Est.Loan: $416/mo
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Dare to compare! Gas miser!!! 39 MPG Hwy.. This Hybrid Vehicle is for LINCOLN fanatics the world over hunting for a spacious pearl!!! CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee... New In Stock! Less than 18k miles!!! You don't have to worry about depreciation on this eco-friendly MKZ Hybrid!!!!.. Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Passenger Airbag, Curtain airbags, Knee airbags - Driver and passenger, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors, Stability control...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power door locks, Power windows, Heated seats, CVT Transmission... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
43,561 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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2016 White Platinum Clearcoat Metallic Lincoln MKZ Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price%2521 Well Equipped... %2A%2A%2A NAVIGATION | GPS| NAVI, %2A%2A%2A COOLED SEATS / HEATED SEATS, %2A%2A%2A SUNROOF / MOONROOF, %2A%2A%2A AWD / ALL WHEEL DRIVE, %2A%2A%2A HEATED STEERING WHEEL, %2A%2A%2A BLUETOOTH / HANDSFREE CALLING, %2A%2A%2A REAR PARK ASSIST, %2A%2A%2A REAR BACK UP CAMERA, %2A%2A%2A LEATHER SEATS, %2A%2A%2A FULL BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY, ABS brakes, Adaptive suspension, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM, Brake assist, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Garage door transmitter, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Lincoln Luxury Soft Touch Leatherette Seats, Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Active Motion, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Radio%3A Lincoln Premium Sound System w/SingleCD/MP3, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers. Awards%3A %2A JD Power Initial Quality Study %28IQS%29 Purchase with Confidence, The Moore Cadillac 5 / 30 Guarantee. If you don't like the vehicle for any reason simply return it within 5 days of purchase for a full refund. Still not certain%3F Within 30 days we'll credit the purchase price against any in stock vehicle. See guarantee guidelines for details and disclaimer.%2A Navigation System,11 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,CD player,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Radio%3A Lincoln Premium Sound System w/SingleCD/MP3,SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,4-wheel independent suspension,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Adaptive suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Panoramic Roof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Rear Parking Sensors,Delay-off headlights,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Auto-Dimming Door Mirrors,Bumpers%3A body-color,Front License Plate Bracket,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Cooled Perforated Leather Front Seats,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Lincoln Luxury Soft Touch Leatherette Seats,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated front seats,Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Active Motion,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers, %2A%2A%2A NAVIGATION | GPS| NAVI, %2A%2A%2A COOLED SEATS / HEATED SEATS, %2A%2A%2A SUNROOF / MOONROOF, %2A%2A%2A AWD / ALL WHEEL DRIVE, %2A%2A%2A HEATED STEERING WHEEL, %2A%2A%2A BLUETOOTH / HANDSFREE CALLING, %2A%2A%2A REAR PARK ASSIST, %2A%2A%2A REAR BACK UP CAMERA, %2A%2A%2A LEATHER SEATS, %2A%2A%2A FULL BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
26,079 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$21,700
Est.Loan: $395/mo
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Heated Front Seats** Sync** Sirius Radio** 10-Way Driver Seat** 2016 Lincoln MKZ Select Guard Metallic CARFAX One-Owner. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
26,196 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$23,497
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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2016 Lincoln MKZ 2.0L EcoBoost in Ruby Red Metallic w/ Cappuccino Leather Seats! One Owner! Sync, Adaptive LED Headlights, Heated Seats, Adaptive Suspension(CCD), Dual-Zone Climate Control, and Remote Start System! Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) PLEASE CALL TED BRITT FORD FAIRFAX USED SALES NOW AT 703.659.8415 for appt and come see why Ted Britt Ford of Fairfax is one of the top Ford dealers in the country!! This vehicle is at the Fairfax location. Reviews: * Sleek, eye-catching exterior design; high fuel economy from available hybrid model; comes equipped with many convenience/luxury features as standard. Source: Edmunds
Lincoln MKZ 2016 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
36,934 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid
CarMax
18 mi away
List$21,998
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Dealer Vehicle
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
22,557 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$22,701
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. MOONROOF/SUNROOF, ONE OWNER CAR, BACK UP CAMERA, Equipment Group 200A Select. Odometer is 594 miles below market average! 33/22 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Sleek, eye-catching exterior design; high fuel economy from available hybrid model; comes equipped with many convenience/luxury features as standard. Source: Edmunds Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
19,317 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$21,997
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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***POWER MOONROOF,***WHITE PLAT MET.TRI COAT MKZ RESERVE EQUIPMENT GROUP,***NAVIGATION SYSTEM,***PERFORATED LEATHER HEATED/COOLED SEATS,***REAR HEATED SEATS,***HEATED STEERING WHEEL.***POWER DECKLID,***19'' POLISHED ALLOY WHEELS...CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White Platinum 2016 Lincoln MKZ Sedan FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCTThank you for considering Cowles Ford. This vehicle has the following optional equipment: Recent Arrival! Odometer is 1738 miles below market average! 33/22 Highway/City MPGAwards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)Cowles Parkway Ford is the Ford President's Award winning dealer for the last 3 years. We have the largest Ford showroom in the metropolitan area.Which makes sense since we have one of the largest inventories as well. We know that people want a great selection and great service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are consistently rated at the very tops in customer satisfaction. If you are looking great selection, great service and great prices, stop in at Cowles Parkway Ford today! If you buy a Ford anywhere else you will simply pay to much!Reviews: * Sleek, eye-catching exterior design; high fuel economy from available hybrid model; comes equipped with many convenience/luxury features as standard. Source: Edmunds
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
26,048 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$21,999
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
54,093 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$19,998
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
83,775 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$16,150
Est.Loan: $294/mo
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AWD. Silver 22/31mpg EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift AWD 31/22 Highway/City MPG CARFAX One-Owner. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
43,719 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid
List$22,589
Est.Loan: $411/mo
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2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reserve Black Velvet Metallic ONE OWNER, ALLOY WHEELS, LEATHER SEATING, REAR VIEW CAMERA, TOUCH SCREEN, SIRIUS XM RADIO, REMOTE START, POWER MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE CALLING, BLIND SPOT MONOTORING SYSTEM, TOTAL CONFIDENCE 3 MONTH/3K MILE WARRANTY%2521, TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE, THX PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM, 2.0L I4 Atkinson-Cycle iVCT, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beams, Equipment Group 600A Reserve, Forward Sensing System, Lane Keeping System, Lincoln MKZ Technology Package, Navigation System, Rain-Sensing Wipers. Reserve FWD Aisin e-CVT Powersplit 2.0L I4 Atkinson-Cycle iVCT<br>You will have TOTAL CONFIDENCE in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle here at Koons of Silver Spring. Every pre-owned vehicle comes with a minimum of a 3 month/3,000 mile comprehensive warranty%2521 Please call 301-890-6100 for further details on your used car purchase in Silver Spring. All prices are plus, tax, tags, and %2524300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of used cars in the area with the MOST competitive pricing in the market%2521 FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX%40KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM %2521 Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
18,219 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$20,900
Est.Loan: $381/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
35,700 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
(18)
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
List$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Brown 2016 Lincoln MKZ AWD 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT 4D Sedan, EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT, 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift, AWD, Brown. Ask about our Special Rates this month! Recent Arrival! Odometer is 1477 miles below market average! 31/22 Highway/City MPG Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Cowles Nissan of Woodbridge has been family owned and operated for over 37 years! Reviews: * Sleek, eye-catching exterior design; high fuel economy from available hybrid model; comes equipped with many convenience/luxury features as standard. Source: Edmunds
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
36,734 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
List$26,900
Est.Loan: $490/mo
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We only stock the Highest Quality Preowned Cars & Light Trucks in the DC Area. East West Lincoln is the only free-standing Lincoln dealership in the area and we love what we do!
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
23,025 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$22,090
Est.Loan: $402/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
31,985 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid
List$21,700
Est.Loan: $395/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
12,420 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$22,498
Est.Loan: $410/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**EXCLUSIVE CERTIFICATION ON ALL VEHICLES, AWD. 2016 Lincoln MKZ Base Silver ALL OUR VEHICLES CARRY OUR EXCLUSIVE CERTIFICATION. THIS MEANS YOU GET A 3 MONTH 3,000 MILE EXCLUSIVE GUARANTEE AND 1 YEAR OF FREE MAINTENANCE!Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)Please contact us at 1-410-367-5327 or visit us on the web at www.exclusivemotorcarsmd.com.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Few entry-level luxury sedans are loaded straight out of the box, and if they are, the price tag is appropriately high. Not so with the 2016 Lincoln MKZ. It has a long list of standard features and it won't put a massive strain on your finances. You can get a fuel-sipping hybrid version, too. Read more to decide if the MKZ is for you.

vehicle overview

It has been more than a few decades since Lincoln was a sought-after nameplate. Recent years have seen the brand make a more concerted effort to differentiate its various models from the Fords on which they're based. One example is the 2016 Lincoln MKZ, which broke out from its previous and obvious Ford (Fusion) mold a few years ago with sleek, distinctive styling. But whether that's enough to raise the status of the brand, or make the MKZ a truly desirable luxury sedan, is another matter.

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ's eye-catching sheet metal hides Ford Fusion underpinnings.

Underneath the handsome skin, this Lincoln is still pretty much a Fusion. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. The MKZ offers either a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V6 engine, both with available all-wheel drive, or a fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain in the MKZ Hybrid. Ride and handling qualities largely match those expected of a luxury sedan, and the MKZ comes standard with an adaptive suspension and active noise cancellation. Meanwhile, the cabin makes a clean, modern styling statement and comes standard with plenty of the latest high-tech luxury and safety features.

Unfortunately, the MKZ's modern-looking interior comes with a smooth, futuristic center stack that lacks the tactility and ease of use for audio and climate functions that traditional buttons and knobs provide. It's part of the MyLincoln Touch system that also includes a pair of customizable instrument displays and the Sync voice control system. The voice system works exceptionally well, but we've found the various touch buttons slow to respond on occasion and not that intuitive overall. Also, the MKZ's interior materials look more luxurious than they feel, though the Black Label versions do kick it up a notch.

A better choice for an entry-level luxury sedan might be the Lexus ES 350 or the ES 300h hybrid. They are the MKZ's closest competitors, and they generally have an edge thanks to their well-built interiors and plush ride quality. Others to consider include the well-rounded Acura TLX and Volvo S60, as well as the sporty Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. While the German-brand sedans can get pricey compared to the MKZ, they're our top choices for a refined driving experience. Overall, we've given the MKZ a "C" rating. It could be worth a look, but we suspect most car shoppers will be happier with one of the aforementioned entry-level luxury sedans.

trim levels & features

The Lincoln MKZ is a midsize luxury sedan that comes in two trim levels: base and Black Label. Both are available for the MKZ Hybrid as well.

The base MKZ (called Premiere) is well equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic and adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, power-folding sideview mirrors, adaptive suspension dampers, keyless ignition and entry (with an outside keypad), dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, heated eight-way power front seats with power lumbar, driver memory settings, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and full power accessories.

Standard tech equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen (MyLincoln Touch), configurable gauge cluster displays, voice commands (Sync), a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary and USB inputs and satellite radio.

The optional Select package features headlight surround accent lighting, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, ambient lighting and HD radio. The Reserve package includes those features plus a navigation system, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts, a power-closing trunk lid, a heated steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet (standard for the base MKZ Hybrid), ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

For the Select and Reserve packages, a choice of power sunroofs (standard and panoramic), inflatable rear seatbelts and a premium 14-speaker surround-sound audio system are also available. Nineteen-inch wheels are optional for any MKZ.

Choosing the Select or Reserve package also allows you to add the Technology package, which bundles adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, an automated parallel parking system, a lane-departure warning and intervention system, and a forward collision warning system with brake priming. The Reserve package also allows you to select the Summer Tire Handling package (AWD only, non-Hybrid) that includes 19-inch wheels, summer tires and a sport-tuned suspension and steering system. The Reserve can also be ordered with multicontour massaging front seats and a power rear sunshade.

The Black Label series essentially starts out at the equipment level of an MKZ with the Reserve package and adds an "experience liaison" (who will meet the customer and assist in the shopping process) and unlocks your choice of four premium interior design schemes (called Indulgence, Oasis, Modern Heritage and Center Stage) that boast premium materials including special leather upholstery and designer wood trim. The Black Label also offers exclusive exterior colors.

performance & mpg

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ offers three engine choices. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the base engine, generating 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

In Edmunds testing, an all-wheel-drive MKZ with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, a slightly slower than average time for the class. The EPA fuel economy estimates for the non-hybrid models with the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine are 26 mpg combined (22 city/33 highway) for the front-drive MKZ and 25 mpg combined (22/31) for the AWD-equipped MKZ.

The optional 3.7-liter V6 engine produces 300 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque, also through a six-speed automatic and either front- or all-wheel drive. In Edmunds testing, a V6-powered all-wheel-drive MKZ covered zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, about a second slower than average for an entry-level luxury sedan with an upgraded engine. Front-drive V6 models return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (18/27), while all-wheel-drive models achieve 20 mpg combined (17/24).

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to produce a total of 188 hp. That power goes to the front wheels (no AWD version available) through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). In Edmunds testing, an MKZ Hybrid accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, slower than average for a midsize hybrid sedan, and about a second behind the Lexus ES 300h. The EPA estimates 40 mpg combined (41 city/39 highway).

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ produces 300 hp with the optional V6.

safety

Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side-impact airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The 2016 Lincoln MKZ also features the programmable MyKey system, allowing parents to set limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume for their young drivers. Sync also offers emergency crash notification that automatically dials 911 in the event of an airbag deployment.

Optional equipment includes blind-spot monitoring; rear cross-traffic alerts; a lane-departure warning system; a lane-departure intervention system (which automatically helps the driver keep the car in its lane); a forward-collision warning system with brake priming; and inflatable rear seatbelts.

In Edmunds brake testing, an MKZ with standard all-season tires stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet, an average distance for this segment. The MKZ Hybrid did slightly better at 120 feet.

In government crash testing, the MKZ earned a top five-star rating for overall crash safety, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and four stars for total side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, the MKZ earned a top score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (seatbelts and head restraints) tests. A second-best score of "Acceptable" was awarded for the car's performance in the small-overlap frontal-offset test.

driving

Equipped with the standard 18-inch wheels and all-season tires, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ offers a quiet, compliant ride that's exactly what we'd expect from this class, and more particularly, from Lincoln. However, we've also tested an MKZ with the optional 19-inch wheel and summer-tire combo with the sport-tuned suspension, and it had a stiff, noisy ride. If you're looking for comfort, we recommend staying with the standard 18-inch wheels (or optional 19s) with all-season tires.

Something you might not expect from the MKZ is its composure when going around turns. The standard adjustable suspension and quick steering make the MKZ feel more alert than any other Lincoln in recent memory. The MKZ isn't quite as sporty or agile as its German rivals, but most consumers will find it competent and enjoyable in this regard. The available all-wheel-drive system doesn't offer a handling advantage on dry roads, so we really only recommend that option for buyers who frequently drive in inclement weather.

Although the V6 offers more power, we've found the turbocharged four-cylinder is the better choice. It feels nearly as strong when you're accelerating in traffic, and it returns much better fuel economy. That said, neither engine is a standout, as many competing sedans provide quicker acceleration, particularly if you opt for one of their upgraded engines.

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is generally as pleasant to drive as its gasoline counterparts, and it maintains the ability to negotiate corners and curves with confidence despite the added battery weight. The hybrid rides smoothly and acceleration is adequate around town, but give it the spurs and you'll soon notice the engine droning as it maintains constant revs, which is a common characteristic of cars with CVTs. There's enough passing power on the highway, too, especially if you plan ahead. As with most hybrids, the regenerative braking takes some getting used to, and inching forward or backward into a parking spot takes a delicate touch on the brake pedal.

interior

Inside, the 2016 MKZ's flowing center stack and console, without buttons or knobs, looks mildly futuristic. But while the aesthetic is distinctive, the materials don't go much beyond what you get in the related Fusion. The seemingly brushed metal accents look nice from afar, but are exposed as silver-colored plastic upon closer inspection. Rather than a steering-wheel- or console-mounted gear selector, the MKZ uses dash-mounted selector buttons for the transmission, but they feel somewhat flimsy as they lack any damped, tactile sensation.

The MKZ's styling distinctions also yield slightly less interior space than the Fusion. The high center console can make the front seating area feel a little confining, while the coupelike roof line infringes on the headroom of taller rear-seat passengers. Rear-seat legroom, however, is generous.

The standard MyLincoln Touch (a.k.a. MyFord Touch) system handles Bluetooth, audio, navigation and other vehicle functions via its crisp 8-inch touchscreen. And there's still the useful Sync voice command system that can control many of the car's functions. In practice, however, the touchscreen's processing speeds still seem sluggish during certain tasks, and the center stack's touch-based controls can be fiddly and/or frustrating to use.

The MKZ offers decent trunk space at 15.4 cubic feet, though the hybrid's capacity shrinks to 11.1 cubic feet due to the battery pack. Non-hybrids also feature a 60/40-split folding rear seat.


Top consumer reviews

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Better than expected
Dennis Arkin, 2/29/2016
WOW, went from Mercedes C class fully loaded to MKZ fully loaded. The MKZ outclasses the C class. I test drove the Mercedes E class and the Cadillac CTS. I chose the Lincoln MKZ for comfort and value. The MKZ has more than expected standard equipment and amazing options in reasonably priced packages. The 2.0 w/turbo engine is all I will ever need. I drove 2200 miles round trip in three days, both my passenger and I have never been more comfortable. Still pleased with my MKZ. I stand by my original review
One Fine Car !!!!
David Craft, 8/30/2015
I do not get some of the reviews I am reading about the Lincoln MKZ. I have owned a lot of cars in my life and this car has me very excited for the first time in a long time. It is absolutely a work of art. I was a BMW FAN until now. My wife and I went to the BMW dealer to buy a 328i or a 528i and we test drove both and touched a felt everything about the car. We just were not that impressed. The 328i was just to small and cramped inside. The 528i was much better but just did not seem to be the quality interior we expected. So we went to our local Lincoln dealer and test drove the MKZ. Wow the interior was all upholstered and soft, the sleek design was very impressive and the ride was just what we were looking for. We got the technology package with ours and I highly recommend it. The ride in this car in comfort mode was absolutely luxurious. The car also has two other modes that are also impressive if you want a car that connects to the road and gives you the feel of a BMW. I like these options. There are so many features in this car I cannot even begin to tell you all of them. All I know is whether you own this car for one week or three years you will never get tired of it and you will be very proud to own it. I wish I had more time to write more about this car, however take it from this very happy owner you owe it to yourself to test drive this baby it is a head turner.
MKZ 4 Me!
CanYouMKZmeNow, 2/8/2016
Very happy with my purchase. The Black Label materials are exquisite. The interior is absolutely gorgeous. Black Label dealers go out of their way to make you happy. Fantastic experience. And the car is beautiful. Handles great. Rides great. Fantastic seats, especially the massage feature. Casket quiet interior. Sport mode is a gas on the expressway. Love everything about it.
2016 Bronze Fire Hybrid
Rick, 8/14/2015
I cannot understand the critics.. interior is NOT the cheap looking space they claim.. I am very happy with my new baby!.. driving in pouring rain, the headlights do cut thru and give you good sight.. the headlights turn as you are turning and follow the path.. the outside mirrors are coated and seem to cut the glare of the headlights following.. Take a little time and the 4 quads of My Lincoln Touch... is NOT the bad thing that the critics complain about.. Overall this car is fun to drive and a nice looking vehicle.. It's about as much a comparison to a Fusion as the Lexus are to the Camry.. Now after owning it for a year I still like it..in bad weather, the LED headlights really cute thru..the cooled seats are great and preconditioning it is nice in cold and hot weather
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
231 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
231 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
41 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
41 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2016 Lincoln MKZ
Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ Overview

The Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Black Label Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Black Label 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Black Label 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ trim styles:

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