2016 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,981 - $24,057
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
41 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
188-300
Seats
5

How 2016 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.9Interior 4.0Comfort 4.2Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

In the 2016 MKZ luxury sedan, Lincoln wisely chose not to attempt a BMW-killer, emphasizing instead the company's long tradition of luxury and comfort. The 2016 Lincoln MKZ is well placed to challenge the Lexus ES and Acura TLX, with a hybrid model earning up to 41 mpg, as well the availability of all-wheel drive (AWD).

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $15,981 - $18,510
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
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chevronDown icon Hybrid $17,571 - $20,352
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Black Label $20,770 - $24,057
Horsepower: 240 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Black Label $19,469 - $22,550
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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The best and worst of the Lincoln mkz hybrid.

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I love my car. I looks great and runs very smooth and quiet. I have the hybrid so get almost 40 miles per gallon. Love it. It's easy to keep clean and easy to park thanks to the rear view mirror. Also it has the new cruise control that slows down and speeds up in traffic all by itself. It also warns me if someone is behind me when I back up by alerts. I am no crazy about the low profile tires. In my options it's easier to get flat tires. I have had a couple. They looks good thou. I love the heated seats and the air conditioner seats. Great for summer and winter. It still has plenty of trunk space even with the battery in the trunk. Love the color inside and out. The gpo radon display is large enough to read. The electric seats are comfortable. I love the push button Start and remote start feature. I also love the side view mirror open and close, great when I have to park next to things.

Anna S
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I plan on giving the vehicle to my daughter when she is old enough to drive.

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I have had no performance issues with my vehicle. I am happy with the gas performance and the vehicle has been very reliable. I love how comfortable the seating is and how well the leather seats held up. I am in and out of my vehicle a few times a day. I love how the outside lights come on when I approach the vehicle and especially love the lights under the door handles that light up the ground below the door. The only problem I have had is the glove box broke and one of the seat belts became a little loose.

John H
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It is a reliable car. Handles well, smooth driving.

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My mkz I have not had any problems, because I take care of it, I did get the alignment front corrected recently, the driving is very smooth it lets you know that it senses your nervousness when you are in a dangerous situation. Performance is very good on the road. I would not change anything about this car. I recommend that everyone get one, you will not regret it. Thank you,

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,981 - $18,510
$17,571 - $20,352

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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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
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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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
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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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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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

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

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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

Seat Massage
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Optional
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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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.)
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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)
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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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
25 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
41 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
39 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
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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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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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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.

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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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Side
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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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
  • 911 Assist Emergency Sos
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • 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
  • Back-Up Camera
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Cross Traffic Alert
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters, Pretensioners and 2 Rear Inflatable

* 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 (2)

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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage Sep 30, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 30, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V618000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 13, 2015, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured September 3, 2015, to September 12, 2015. The affected vehicles have a fuel tank that may have insufficent wall thickness. As a result, the fuel tanks may crack in the event of a crash and thus the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
Consequence:
A fuel tank that cracks may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C11.
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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.

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