Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,452 - $12,988
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
41 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
191-263
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,452 - $12,988
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
41 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
191-263
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.8 Styling 3.1 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

The Lincoln MKZ is a capable midsize luxury sedan with solid reliability, an optional hybrid powertrain, comfortable seating for five and a non-extravagant price tag. 2012 marks the last...

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Lincoln MKZ Owner Reviews

4.55

40 Reviews

60% 35% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My vehicle has an attention getting body style, sunroof, and fog lights.

I bought my Lincoln MKZ used with approximately 20,000 miles. I have had no problems with the car except that I backed into the rear drivers side door. It was very expensive to get fixed. The performance is outstanding. You can choose automatic transmission or shift option. The shift option uses a lot more gas than the automatic. The car is fast. The reliability is 100%. The comfort is the best I have ever had. The suspension is smooth. I love the heated and air conditioned seats. The radio will sync with my phone. I love my car.

- Kathy A

Do not buy this model of a Lincoln.

Unfortunately this car is cool. It is comfy and rides nice but I have has multiple issues. The radio glitches out and will not connect to my phone or even turn the volume on. The drive shaft and hub shaft went which is know to in these cars. If I didn't have a powertrain warranty I would of fished out 5, 000 for the drive shaft multiple times. Also the car does not have a gas cap so a evap code will pop up when dirt get caught in your gas cap intake. Hope this helps!

- Courtney J

My Lincoln mkz looks stylish and drives great. It is a comfortable luxury sedan.

My Lincoln mkz is very comfortable. It has a lot of bells and whistles. I love the navigation system and use it everyday. I love the heated and cooled seats. It has good acceleration and traction and drives nice. I did have a problem with the air conditioner however. The air conditioner compressor stopped working around 50, 000 miles. Luckily I had purchased an extended warranty which covered the repair costs for this. Overall I am very happy with the car.

- Jared H

Ranked #10 Luxury Midsize Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,283 - $12,988
$10,452 - $12,209

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
191 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
2.5L 16
Permanent magnet electric motor
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.5 cu. ft.
11.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.4 in.
107.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 ft.
37.5 ft.

Length

Length
189.8 in.
189.8 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3796 .lbs
3756 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
191 hp

Torque

Torque
249 ft. lbs.
ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
17.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 13 mpg
21 - 18 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
41 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
36 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety