2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2019 Lincoln MKZ
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2019 Lincoln MKZ
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What’s new

  • 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


  • Underwhelming interior quality
  • Short on interior space given its exterior size

Which MKZ does Edmunds recommend?

This category is chock full of sexy sport sedans, but what you're looking for is something smooth, quiet and relaxing. Opt for the MKZ Hybrid in Reserve trim to get a mix of modern features and amenities. Of course, if what you're looking for is a sexy sport sedan, the twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive in Reserve II trim should fit the bill.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.1 / 10

European and Asian brands have historically dominated the entry-level luxury sedan market, but Lincoln has been making an extra 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 engine is 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 you want value from a car that's not the typical European or Japanese luxury sedan.

2019 Lincoln MKZ configurations

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 the Reserve I to get additional interior and technology options. The Reserve II increases luxury amenities and technology even further.

For the gas-powered trims, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (245 horsepower, 275 pound-feet of torque) 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 forward 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 backseat USB charging ports.

The Reserve II trim level has those features as standard, plus 19-inch wheels, ventilated and massaging front seats, an active parking assist system, a power sunroof, 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.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (2.0L inline-4 hybrid | CVT | FWD).


Luxury hybrids don't usually attract buyers for their performance, but most offer healthy acceleration so you don't feel like a rolling obstacle. The MKZ is not like that. It's also not very happy hustling through tight, twisty turns. But it's perfectly acceptable around town.


The MKZ Hybrid suffers from lackluster acceleration from a stop. It doesn't react quickly to throttle inputs at speed, and you have to really dig into the pedal for any semblance of speed. It manages an unimpressive 0-60 mph time of 8.6 seconds. Most competitors are a couple of seconds quicker.


The MKZ Hybrid's brake pedal is mildly spongy, but braking effort is predictable. The handoff between regenerative to mechanical brakes is imperceptible, a rare quality for a hybrid. In Edmunds' testing, an MKZ Hybrid required 117 feet to come to a stop from 60 mph, shorter than average for this segment.


The steering effort is very light, even in the Sport setting. But Sport mode noticeably sharpens the MKZ's steering responses. Feeling at the steering wheel is numb, giving no clue as to the quality of the road surface or the exact direction of the wheels.


Even with its adjustable suspension dampers in Sport, the Hybrid feels more ponderous through a set of switchbacks than the standard MKZ. The stability control system can't be disabled, but you probably won't hit that limit on real roads. Body roll and howling tires sap driver confidence before then.


The MKZ Hybrid is easy to drive around town. The gas and brake pedals are easy to modulate, although you have to press either one in pretty far to achieve the desired effect. When the MKZ pulls away from a stop on battery power alone, there is a noticeable lurch when the gas engine kicks on.


Although the MKZ Hybrid is aimed squarely at those who don't need a sporty luxury sedan, it would be a stretch to call it comfortable. It's difficult to get the seats quite right, and the automatic climate control needs some fine-tuning when the sun comes out. Ride quality is abhorrent.

Seat comfort

The optional multicontour seats are a bit firm, and it's initially difficult to find a comfortable position despite the seats' adjustability. But once you find an agreeable setting, you'll never need to change it again. Numerous lumbar bladders inflate and deflate to provide a massaging function.

Ride comfort

The standard MKZ offers a somewhat sporty ride that is unfazed by poor road surfaces. The Hybrid is very different. Encounter anything but smooth pavement, and the Hybrid bobs around and is particularly upset by bumps and potholes. A nauseating experience if you're prone to motion sickness.

Noise & vibration

The thick side window glass helps quiet wind noise at highway speeds. Tire noise is manageable until the road gets bumpy. Then you hear a lot of it. The engine runs quietly unless you start digging into the throttle, at which point the engine and CVT combo makes an unpleasant groaning noise at high rpm.

Climate control

The standard dual-zone automatic climate control has a hard time coping with lots of sunlight, so things get sweaty quick if you don't lower the temp. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard on the Reserve. The reasonably priced Climate package adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.


The MKZ's interior has several appealing virtues, but it's outclassed by top luxury rivals. Although there's more than enough space up front, the sleek, sloping roof limits rear headroom. Avoid the panoramic sunroof if you plan to transport tall adults in the back seat regularly.

Ease of use

Knobs and buttons are back on the MKZ's center console, and we couldn't be happier. The dual-zone automatic climate controls are within reach of the driver and passenger, although the buttons on the right side of the screen require a stretch. Overall, the redesigned cabin is much more user-friendly.

Getting in/getting out

The front door openings are wide and the seats are mounted high so that sliding in is a breeze. Getting in the rear seat requires ducking because of the sloping roof. The easy-entry memory feature moves the front seat very far back, so you might want to disable it if you frequently transport rear passengers.

Driving position

Our test vehicle was equipped with a power-adjustable tilt-and telescoping steering wheel (manual adjustment is standard) and a 10-way adjustable driver's seat. A significant range of motion on both makes it easy to find an ideal driving position.


Although exterior dimensions are typical for this class of sedan, the MKZ can feel tight inside, possibly because it seems narrow. Front passengers have plenty of head- and legroom, and rear legroom is above class average. But rear headroom is below par, especially with the optional panoramic sunroof.


Forward visibility is good despite thick front pillars, but similarly large rear pillars mean big blind spots. A high trunklid inhibits rear visibility, and the panoramic sunroof blocks the top of the rear window when open. A rearview camera is standard, but a surround-view camera isn't available.


The MKZ's cabin materials aren't as competitive as they once were. BMW and Mercedes interiors feel much more upscale. Our test MKZ had several build issues, including a flickering LED light, a creaky armrest, a burned-out ambient lighting strip, and door/dash trim that didn't quite line up.


The MKZ Hybrid is one of the very few hybrid sedans with fold-down rear seats. The extra storage space more than makes up for a trunk that holds less gear than some rivals. The cabin offers abundant storage areas, although they aren't very large. LATCH anchors are tough to reach.

Small-item storage

Numerous storage areas include two cupholders in both front and rear consoles and cupholder cutouts in each door pocket, though none hold large cups. There are two trays beneath the center stack, a bin under the front armrest (that's a bit tough to reach) and a small space under the rear armrest.

Cargo space

The MKZ Hybrid offers 11.1 cubic feet of storage space, slightly smaller than the cargo area of the Lexus ES 300h but larger than the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid's. It also features a useful, albeit small, pass-through in the trunk. More important, the rear seats can be folded down, an uncommon feature for a hybrid.

Child safety seat accommodation

There are four LATCH positions, two on each outboard rear seat, with three shelf anchors. But the LATCH hooks are set deep into the seat and the surrounding cushion is stiff, making it difficult to push past and insert a safety seat hook.


Technology is one of the MKZ's strong points. The Sync 3 system is easy to use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. But don't splurge on the optional 20-speaker stereo; it isn't as impressive as we hoped.

Audio & navigation

Sync 3 is smooth, quick and easy to use with readable graphics. Unfortunately, the optional 20-speaker system is less dynamically impressive than rival upgraded systems. The satellite radio frequently loses the signal.

Smartphone integration

There's a USB port at the bottom of the center stack and another under the armrest; the Select model adds two charge-only ports in the back. Phone pairing via Bluetooth is simple, and Sync 3 sorts through music catalogs quickly. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard with Sync 3.

Driver aids

Adaptive cruise control modulates speed well without heavy braking when a car cuts you off. But during our test of the MKZ, we did get a few false positives from the parking sensors and lane departure warning/mitigation system. Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and other safety tech items are mostly optional.

Voice control

Sync has been good at voice controls for a long time now, and this newest Sync 3 is no different. It recognizes commands, changes radio stations, makes phone calls and selects songs all with simple structure commands that don't take long to learn. Siri Eyes Free is also present.

Consumer reviews

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Features & Specs

41 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
41 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
41 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Lincoln MKZ vs. the competition

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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.

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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.

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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.

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More about the 2019 Lincoln MKZ

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 Hybrid Overview

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 MKZ Hybrid 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 MKZ Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 MKZ Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including Hybrid, Hybrid Reserve II, Hybrid Reserve I, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid here.
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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,990. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,742 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve II 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,990. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,185 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hybrid Reserve I 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is8% below the MSRP.

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