Used 2016 Lincoln MKZ Sedan

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2016 Lincoln MKZ

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 Sedan for Sale

Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
30,289 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$19,400
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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Leather, Adaptive suspension, Equipment Group 100A Premiere, Heated front seats, Memory seat, Rear Parking Sensors. 2016 Lincoln MKZ Magnetic Metallic, This vehicle is at the Chantilly location.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
26,196 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$19,998
Est.Loan: $364/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)
56,662 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid
List$20,695
Est.Loan: $377/mo
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POWER MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, BLINDSPOT TRAFFIC ALERT, REAR HEATED SEATS, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM, REAR VIEW CAMERA, ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL, PUSH BUTTON START, REMOTE START, REGENERATIVE BRAKING SYSTEM AND ADAPTIVE SUSPENSION. 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Velvet Metallic 11 Speakers, Adaptive suspension, Air Conditioning, Automatic temperature control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Rear-Seats, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, Navigation System, Occupant sensing airbag, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio: Lincoln Premium Sound System w/SingleCD/MP3, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
14,744 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$20,566
Est.Loan: $375/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Lincoln MKZ . Finding the right used car can create some real headaches when mileage is a factor. At only 14,744 miles, you can feel confident that this MKZ is in prime condition. Plus, even better! There aren't any smoke odors because the previous owner was a non-smoker. No need to stress over if this Lincoln MKZ has been maintained over the years. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY and are happy to provide you with it. This car has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. Spend less time at the gas pumps with great fuel mileage from this Lincoln MKZ . The top of the line luxury package will completely surround you in both comfort and class. The car is mechanically perfect right down to the last bolt's threading. The flawless finish looks like it was just driven off the lot. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. We have checked and double checked all of the major mechanical systems and know they are in great shape and waiting for you to drive it. With no significant exterior damage, this one has been kept in quality shape over the years. This interior has wear but is 'cleaner than a whistle' with no stains, tears, or rips. If you're interested in our extended warranty options please don't hesitate to call or stop in to speak with a sales associate. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Merlex Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Spencerville!
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
9,769 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$22,800
Est.Loan: $415/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
40,160 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$20,924
Est.Loan: $381/mo
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CLEAN CARFAX! ONE OWNER!, THREE DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!, SHEEHY SELECT 125 POINT INSPECTION!, LEATHER!, SUNROOF / MOONROOF!, BACK UP CAMERA!, 4D Sedan, EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT, 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift, AWD, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Cappuccino w/Cooled Perforated Leather Front Seats, 19 Polished 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beams, Equipment Group 300A Reserve, Forward Sensing System, Lane Keeping System, Lincoln MKZ Technology Package, Navigation System, Panoramic Roof, Rain Sensing Wipers. Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) 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$19,233
Est.Loan: $350/mo
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LINCOLN CERTIFIED - 6 YEAR/100,000 MILE BUMPER-TO-BUMPER WARRANTY!!!, LOCAL TRADE-IN, 1 OWNER CARFAX, CLEAN CARFAX, TRACTION CONTROL, PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM W/ USB PORT, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, LEATHER STEERING WHEEL W/ AUDIO & CRUISE CONTROL, SYNC W/ MYLINCOLN TOUCH, BACK-UP CAMERA, REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS & MIRRORS, POWER SEATS, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, DUAL HEATED POWER MIRRORS W/ SECURITY APPROACH LIGHTS, BLUETOOTH / HANDS FREE PHONE, INTELLIGENT ACCESS W/ PUSH BUTTON START, REMOTE START SYSTEM, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY W/ DOOR KEYPAD, FOG LIGHTS, DUAL DIGITAL AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL, EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT, 11 Speakers, 19 Polished 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Adaptive suspension, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Genuine wood dashboard insert, Genuine wood door panel insert, Illuminated entry, Leather steering wheel, Memory seat, MP3 decoder, Radio: Lincoln Premium Sound System w/SingleCD/MP3, Rear reading lights, SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Turn signal indicator mirrors. NO DEALER PREPARATION,RECONDITIONING OR PRE-DELIVERY FEES ADDED BACK TO THE OURISMAN VALUE PRICE :) Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Roadside Assistance * Vehicle History * Includes Car Rental and Trip Interruption Reimbursement * Limited Warranty: 72 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Transferable Warranty * 200 Point Inspection Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING PRE-OWNED DEALERS in VIRGINIA! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! Home of The Ourisman Buyers Edge $1500 in unexpected extras. Loaner Cars with major maintenance and a Car Wash with every service!! Price does not include tax, tag, title, & processing fee.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
21,758 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
CarMax
28.5 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 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
19,566 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$21,794
Est.Loan: $397/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Lincoln MKZ Base White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat LINCOLN CERTIFIED, ONE OWNER, LEATHER SEATING, REAR VIEW CAMERA, TOUCH SCREEN, SIRIUS XM RADIO, REMOTE START, PUSH BUTTON START, NAVIGATION, BLIND SPOT MONOTORING SYSTEM, HEATED SEATS, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, Alloy wheels, Equipment Group 300A Reserve, Navigation System. FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT TOTAL CONFIDENCE WITH LINCOLN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED!!!! YOU GET: �The confidence of a 6 years/100,000-mile comprehensive warranty coverage�, �Complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance, �The Assurance of a vehicle history report�, �Luxurious by standards, Certified by Ours. This Pre-Owned Certified Lincoln may also qualify for special finance rates...please e-mail us or call 301-890-6100 for further details! All prices are plus, tax, tags, and $300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of certified pre-owned inventory with the MOST competitive pricing in the market! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX@KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM ! Please come see us today at Koons Lincoln of Silver Spring if you are looking for a car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
9,885 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
List$22,989
Est.Loan: $419/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)
33,169 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$23,590
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
17,448 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$28,900
Est.Loan: $526/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
54,112 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
CarMax
40 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 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:Fleet
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
28,010 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$19,800
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Lincoln MKZ Base EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT 4D Sedan Gray3322 HighwayCity MPG Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Reviews:* Sleek, eye-catching exterior design; high fuel economy from available hybrid model; comes equipped with many convenienceluxury features as standard. Source: EdmundsAwards:* JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Welcome to Norris Acura located at 8559 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043. We feature a huge selection of quality pre-owned vehicles and the area's largest selection of Certified Pre-Owned Acura SUVs and sedans. Come see why Norris Auto Group has been In business for 100+ years! Please do not hesitate to call the dealership directly at 443-574-1234 to confirm vehicle availability.
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
36,348 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/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:Short Term Rental
Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
31,895 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$24,995
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
40,542 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$22,699
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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AWD***LEATHER**AMFM SIRIUSXM CDMP3**NAVIGATION** HEATEDCOOLED FRONT SEATS**HEATED REAR SEATS** MOONROOF**BACK UP CAMERA**REMOTE START**KEYLESS ENTRY***
Lincoln MKZ 2016 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
47,071 miles
Used 2016
Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid
List$20,900
Est.Loan: $381/mo
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Got your eye on a 2016Lincoln MKZ Hybrid that seats 5 and gets 39 MPG? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without ever stepping foot inside a dealership! While sedans are the most common vehicle out there, this MKZ Hybrid is more than meets the eye. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!

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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.

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Lincoln MKZ is essentially unchanged.

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.


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Better than expected
Dennis Arkin,02/29/2016
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,08/30/2015
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,02/08/2016
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 MKZ is great comfort sedan
analies,09/11/2016
I was SO reluctant to trade in my 12 yr old VOLVO but despite the more sophisticated interior…..took time to figure it all out…..I am pleased with my decision, and highly recommend this sedan. It is quiet, comfortable, and enjoyable to drive ……I feel safe…also a HUGE priority….I have only had it for a month now, but I am impressed thus far. Happy with my choice.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 33 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
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
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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

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