2018 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Chroma Cabernet Red Premium Metallic
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MSRP
$26,450 - $39,404
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MPG (up to)
41 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
188-400
Seats
5

How 2018 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

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#14
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#1
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 4.1Styling 3.9Value 3.5

What's New

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ carries over with no major changes of note.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Premiere $27,940 - $31,489
Horsepower: 245 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Select $31,730 - $35,581
Horsepower: 245 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Reserve $35,295 - $39,404
Horsepower: 245 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Black Label $34,442 - $39,079
Horsepower: 245 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Premiere $26,450 - $30,059
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 Hybrid Select $29,781 - $33,614
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 Hybrid Reserve $31,246 - $35,355
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Black Label $33,037 - $37,452
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Sun Roof
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check icon Premium Audio
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Owner Reviews

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My 2018 Lincoln maze is a great, dependable company car to have.

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This is a great reliable company vehicle. I would not be able to afford it as a personal vehicle but it is great to get me around to my different stores for work. I am a customer service manager for a major retailer. I have several stores in my district and travel 90% of the time. I must have a dependable vehicle and able to get to a store at a moments notice in event of an emergency.

Carol N
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Interesting details: push button controls and auto-hold for lengthy stops.

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This vehicle is the epitome of luxury. The winning features of the vehicle is the push-button controls. One negative feature is the high back panel of the rearview mirror. The control of the vehicle is also a superb feature. I love the auto hold feature when waiting in long lines at a drive-thru or a long traffic light.

Phyllis G
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That it has every security and safety function currently available on the market.

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I love the overall look of the vehicle. I love the handling, the comfort, and the technology in the car. I love how I feel when I drive it. I love everything about it, although it is a Continental which was not an available choice in your drop down menu.

Sam L
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,940 - $31,489
$31,730 - $35,581

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
245 - 400 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged 2.0L I, TURBOCHARGED 2.0L I
Turbocharged 2.0L I, TURBOCHARGED 2.0L I, TWIN
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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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

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

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

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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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.)
15.4 (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

Smart Device Integration
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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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Not Available
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

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

Cooled Front Seats

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
P245/40VR19
P245/40VR19

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
3739 - 3900 (.lbs)
3739 - 4191 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
350 (hp)

Torque

Torque
275 (ft. lbs.)
400 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

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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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
27 (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

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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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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

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
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available
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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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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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
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific 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 (1)

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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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