2019 Lincoln MKZ
- Expanded standard feature availability
- Turbocharged V6 engine now only available on the top Reserve II trim
- Part of the second MKZ generation introduced for 2013
- Comes well-equipped with many standard features
- Hybrid model available at no extra charge
- Impressively quick acceleration with turbocharged V6 engine option
- Slower-than-average acceleration with the base engine
- Short on interior space given its exterior size
- Underwhelming interior quality
2019 Lincoln MKZ pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which MKZ does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
European and Asian brands have historically dominated the entry-level luxury sedan market, but Lincoln has been making more of an effort recently to make its MKZ more appealing. It gave the car a significant makeover in 2017 and continues to make small changes and updates. The 2019 MKZ packs plenty of standard features, so there's a certain amount of value to be had here considering rival cars are typically more expensive. The MKZ's fuel-sipping hybrid and strong turbocharged V6 engines are also appealing, as is its easy-to-use infotainment system.
There are some downsides, though. The interior is a little too cozy for a vehicle of its exterior size, and some of the materials used are lackluster in quality. The base four-cylinder engine's performance is also underwhelming. Overall, though, we think the MKZ is worth taking a look at if want value for your dollar from a car that's not the typical European or Japanese luxury sedan.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Lincoln MKZ is available with three powertrains — a four-cylinder, a six-cylinder and hybrid — and three trims. The base MKZ comes well-equipped, but go with Reserve I to get additional interior and technology options. Reserve II increases luxury amenities and technology even further.
For the gas-powered trims, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (245 hp, 275 lb-ft) is standard. It's paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available as an option. The MKZ Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor to produce a combined 188 hp. All-wheel drive isn't available for the Hybrid, however.
The base MKZ model comes well-equipped with features such as 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat with pass-through.
Standard technology features include Lincoln's Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and two USB ports. You also get windshield wiper de-icer and automatic wipers, and Lincoln's Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assist functions that include front collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams.
Stepping up to the Reserve I model gets you power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, genuine wood trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel, enhanced interior ambient lighting, a power trunklid, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, a 110-volt household-style power outlet and two rear-seat USB charging ports.
The Reserve II trim level has those features as standard, plus 19-inch wheels, ventilated and massaging front seats, an active park assist system, a power sunroof and a power rear window sunshade, and a 14-speaker Revel audio system with HD radio capability. Optional for the Reserve II trim is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (also with a six-speed automatic). With front-wheel drive, it produces 350 hp and 400 lb-ft, while the all-wheel-drive version makes 50 hp more.
The Reserve I model can be had with a Reserve Plus package that contains 19-inch wheels, the Revel Ultima audio system with 14 speakers and HD radio, heated rear seats and steering wheel, and a power sunroof. The Reserve II trim can also be equipped with the MKZ Luxury package, which includes a retractable panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, and a 20-speaker Revel Ultima audio system.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation3
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite MKZ safety features:
- Blind-Spot and Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns drivers of objects within the vehicle's blind spot and of cars approaching from behind.
- Driver Alert System
- Alerts the driver to the possibility that he or she may be too tired to continue based on driving behavior.
- Enhanced Active Park Assist
- Helps drivers into and out of parking positions by taking over the steering.
Lincoln MKZ vs. the competition
2019 Lincoln MKZ
2019 Ford Fusion
Lincoln MKZ vs. Ford Fusion
The Lincoln MKZ and the Ford Fusion share similar powertrains and structural parts but differ in interior configuration. The Fusion is slightly larger and roomier and has a slightly larger trunk. The gear shifter also differs, with the MKZ featuring a push-button arrangement and the Fusion using a rotary knob. The Fusion is also less expensive, though the lower number of standard features reflect that.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Lincoln Continental
The Lincoln Continental is the MKZ's bigger corporate sibling. With more interior volume, the Continental also has more powerful engine options. Some drivers may prefer the MKZ's slightly smaller size and better fuel efficiency, but the Continental's quiet interior and comfortable seats will appeal to highway travelers.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Cadillac CTS
Although Cadillac's CTS is more expensive than the Lincoln MKZ, you get a roomier interior and a bit more power when comparing base engines. Plus, its rear-wheel-drive platform allows for sportier handling. But the MKZ wins out in cargo space, rear seat room, and the availability of a hybrid model.
A lot of luxury sedans can seem affordable at first but get rather pricey once you start adding options and packages. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ is different, however. Available in four trims, with three engine options, and in either front- or all-wheel drive, the MKZ provides a lot of features for the money.
The base trim starts you out with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 245 horsepower. You also get features such as an adaptive suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, keyless entry and ignition, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with heating, and Lincoln's Sync 3 infotainment interface with an 8-inch touchscreen display. A hybrid powertrain is also available and uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor to produce a combined 188 hp. Lincoln doesn't charge extra for the MKZ Hybrid.
The MKZ Reserve I is next up and features additional luxury features, such as a power trunklid, leather seats, and wood trim. If you're not satisfied yet, the MKZ Reserve II is the top and allows optioning your car with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Power output is dependent on the powertrain: The front-wheel-drive version produces 350 hp, and the all-wheel-drive version makes a whopping 400 hp. It comes standard with 19-inch wheels, a Revel audio system, and heated and ventilated front seats. On this trim, you can add a luxury package that includes a 20-speaker (versus 14-speaker) Revel audio system, a panoramic retractable roof and LED headlamps.
With so many options and packages, it's important to research your 2019 Lincoln MKZ. So let Edmunds help you build and find your perfect MKZ.
2019 Lincoln MKZ Overview
The 2019 Lincoln MKZ is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include Reserve II 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Reserve I 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Lincoln MKZ?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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