2014 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Color:  Sunset Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,896 - $19,536
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
MPG (up to)
38 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
188-300
Seats
5

How 2014 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

See the full ranking lists by expanding the dropdowns below.

chevronDown icon Ranks  
#15
  By Owner Reviews
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#2
  By Price
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#8
  By Experts
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 2.6Comfort 3.8Styling 3.8Value 2.7

What's New

After a complete refresh last year, there are no major changes to the 2014 Lincoln MKZ.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $17,405 - $19,536
Horsepower: 240 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Hybrid $14,896 - $16,935
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.72
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starHalf icon
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

A pretty face with some basic flaws.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

Vehicle has many nice comfort qualities such as automatic seat adjustments, fingertip controls. Nice upgrade from former cars. Car has blind spots with side and rear vision. Hard to back into parking spots. Have to move head to see past doorposts to check out clearance from passenger side. No auto lane check to assist lane changing. Do not talk on telephone while driving so phone connection is not needed or, of course, used. Car has good acceleration. Large floor space for rear seat passengers with easy foot access, a must for older passengers entry and exit.

Richard M
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Lincoln mkz- the luxury sedan that is a hybrid.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

I love my car because it is a luxury hybrid sedan. The gas mileage is so great! The maintenance cost has been very low compared to other luxury sedans. The car has a lot of great safety features and heated and cooling seats. The other great feature is the all of the inputs for electronic include a electrical outlet in the car. The Bluetooth is great to listen to podcasts in the car.

Toni M
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Beautiful sedan for family or just one person alone. You'll look sharp.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

Love the navigation, also can use phone hands free. . Auto locks. , self park. Love the backup camera. I have heated seats. A sunroof. , leather interior. Shows me how many miles on gas. . Nice for long rides. Makes you feel great when ready to stop. I really not sure if there is anything I don't like. Sorry for bad typing.

Sammy M
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Video Reviews

playCircle icon
2014 Lincoln MKZ EcoBoost AWD Test Drive Video Review
163,378 views
playCircle icon
2014 Lincoln MKZ - TestDriveNow.com Review by auto critic Steve Hammes
227,370 views
playCircle icon
2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Redline: Review
107,916 views
playCircle icon
Road Test 2014 Lincoln MKZ AWD
63,249 views

Compare Models & Key Features

chevronDown icon Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,405 - $19,536
$14,896 - $16,935

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L EcoBoost GTDI I, 2.0L ECOBOOST GTDI I, 3.7L TI
2.0L iVCT Atkinson I, 2.0L IVCT ATKINSON I
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 (in.)
44.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 (in.)
37.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 (in.)
36.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 (cu. ft.)
11.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard
chevronDown icon Exterior Features

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
P245/40WR19
P245/45YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
194.1 (in.)
194.1 (in.)

Width

Width
73.4 (in.)
73.4 (in.)
chevronDown icon Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3719 - 3829 (.lbs)
3828 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Torque

Torque
277 (ft. lbs.)
129 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
close icon
Not Available

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
check icon
Standard
close icon
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 (gal.)
13.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
37 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
check icon
Standard
close icon
Not Available

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard
chevronDown icon Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Front
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Side
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon
Rollover
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

* 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.

‌Overall
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Mechanical
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Powertrain Quality
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Body & Interior Design
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
‌Features
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best

Safety Recalls (8)

chevronDown icon
Power Train > Automatic Transmission Nov 24, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V594000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the transmission range sensor may not function properly allowing the affected vehicles to be shifted out of the Park position without first applying the brake pedal. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, "Theft Protection."
Consequence:
Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll which may result in a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software, free of charge. The recall began on January 2014. Customers may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13C09.
chevronDown icon
Air Bags Sep 25, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V597000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured January 19, 2012, to November 21, 2013; Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to August 24, 2013; Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to November 1, 2013; and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to September 30, 2013. The coating on portions of the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.
Consequence:
The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. The recall began on May 26,2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S21.
chevronDown icon
Seats > Front Assembly > Recliner Apr 1, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V164000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
Consequence:
The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.
chevronDown icon
Steering > Electric Power Assist System Apr 27, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V250000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015, and originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
Consequence:
If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S14.
chevronDown icon
Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Apr 23, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V246000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on April 23, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured July 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, and 2012-2014 Fiesta vehicles manufactured February 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 119,567 vehicles, including certain model year 2011 Ford Fiestas manufactured from November 11, 2009, to May 31, 2013 and certain model year 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Consequence:
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. Interim notifications were mailed to owners on June 5, 2015. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.
chevronDown icon
Steering > Wheel And Handle Bar Mar 11, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 11, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V167000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles. The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.
Consequence:
A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S08.
chevronDown icon
Seat Belts > Front Dec 4, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 4, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V875000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014. In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
Consequence:
If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. The recall began May 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.
chevronDown icon
Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Mar 26, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V210000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
Consequence:
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches, free of charge. The recall began May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.

Payment Calculator

Estimated Monthly
Payment

$0

Browse by Category

  • Sedans Sedans
  • SUVs SUVs
  • Crossovers Crossovers
  • Hybrid/Electric Hybrid/Electric
  • Sports Sports
  • Luxury Luxury
  • Trucks Trucks
  • Vans/Minivans Vans/Minivans
  • Hatchbacks Hatchbacks
  • Coupes Coupes
  • Wagons Wagons
  • Convertibles Convertibles
  • Compacts Compacts
  • CPO CPO

User Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for?

close icon