2010 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Brilliant Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,139 - $7,680
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
263
Seats
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Lincoln MKZ If...

If a boldly-styled, beautifully-trimmed, solidly-built, well-equipped and reasonably-priced American mid-size luxury sedan that feels and drives more like a European import would fulfill your needs and desires, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ may be an excellent choice.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

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Horsepower: 263 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 263 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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2010 Lincoln mkz-- great seats, great ride, and super smooth.

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I love the fact that it has heated/cooling seats, Bluetooth compatible, and has the air/heat where you can adjust it personally on each side of the vehicle. The leather seats are nice, but it is a downer when it is 100 degrees outside, it can burn you if you are wearing shorts. Same thing with the steering wheel, but I have put a cover on it and that makes it much easier to drive while it is hot. The seats are super comfortable and the seats adjust so well in the front, the seats even have an adjustable lumbar "cushion" I guess you could call it ha-ha.

Sarah A
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Sleek design, smooth sailing.

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The comfort of the vehicle is very nice. The chestnut brown seats and sleek silver linings of the steering wheel, audio system, and other features make for a sleek design. Smooth riding and despite the size of the vehicle, okay on gas mileage. Definitely a reliable car. Features such as GPS could definitely be more up to date and useful but with a little work, they get the job done. Backup camera comes in handy when parking in tight spaces or my garage. Definitely recommend the 2010 Lincoln mkz to new buyers!

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Do not have buyers remorse as I did!

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It is alright. It runs great. I do not like the size. It is a little short for my liking. It is a nice looking car but I prefer something more sporty. I bought my vehicle too hastily and I guess that was where I went wrong. I felt I had to make an urgent choice and turned out that I could have taken longer to make my decision. Now I am stuck with a car I do not love and a payment that too high.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,139 - $7,680
$6,139 - $7,680

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 (hp)
263 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 (in.)
36.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.5 (cu. ft.)
16.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
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Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.4 (in.)
107.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.34 (ft.)
39.34 (ft.)

Length

Length
189.8 (in.)
189.8 (in.)

Width

Width
72.2 (in.)
72.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3598 (.lbs)
3796 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 (hp)
263 (hp)

Torque

Torque
249 (ft. lbs.)
249 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.5 (gal.)
17.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Optional
Optional
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Optional
Optional
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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M
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Brake actuated traction control *
  • Advance Trac w/electronic stability control *
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system *
  • Front side impact airbags
  • 1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags
  • Reverse sensing system *
  • SOS post crash alert
  • Personal safety system -inc: crash sensing system, restraint control module *
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (4)

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Air Bags Nov 1, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 1, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V775000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZ vehicles that previously received a replacement passenger air bag under recall 16V-384, 17V-024 or 18V-046. In the event of a crash requiring deployment of the passenger air bag, the bracket that secures the air bag inflator to the module housing may deform, allowing the gas that inflates the air bag to leak out.
Consequence:
If the air bag does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S34.
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Air Bags Jan 7, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 7, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V001000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Ford is recalling certain 2011 Ford Ranger and Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles and 2011-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Ford is also recalling certain 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2010-2011 Ford Ranger and Mercury Milan vehicles, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, and 2010-2014 Ford Musta...
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 18, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall 19S01.
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Air Bags May 31, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V384000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles, and 2005-2011 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles and 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, O...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S26.
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Air Bags Jan 11, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 11, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V046000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Ford is recalling certain 2010 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr/MKZ, and Mercury Milan vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Ford is also recalling certain 2009 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr/MKZ, and Mercury Milan vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, ...
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S01.

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