2016 Lincoln MKZ

J.D. Power Award Recipient
Find Another Lincoln MKZ
$35,190-$47,495
$33,431-$44,645
24 CITY / 30 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ makes a statement with an attractive, luxurious package that offers much to like in the competitive mid-level luxury segment.

The MKZ comes standard as a front-wheel-drive 4-door sedan in several available package trims. Base cars are powered by a 2.0L Ecoboost 4-cylinder. The turbocharged engine features direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and produces 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 3.7L V6 is also available, also utilizing Ti-VCT, which helps the engine develop an impressive 300 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic with SelectShift paddle shifters is standard. Lincoln's "intelligent" all-wheel drive system is optional with either engine and provides enhanced handling and control by redirecting power to the appropriate wheel for best traction in a variety of conditions. A 2.0L Atkinson-cycle hybrid-electric powertrain comes on the front-wheel-drive MKZ Hybrid, offering a total of 188 horsepower and returning an EPA-estimated 47 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway.

Four equipment groups are offered on the MKZ: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Preferred. Standard features in Premiere include heated leather seating with front row 10-way power adjustability and driver memory, wood trim throughout, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch infotainment system on an 8-inch LCD touch-screen center stack, and an 11-speaker premium CD/MP3 sound system. Moving up to the Select trim adds a wood steering wheel, rearview camera and parking sensors, as well as HD Radio technology. The Reserve trim gets a navigation system with voice recognition, blind spot information system with a cross-traffic alert and a power trunk lid with soft close. Finally, the top-of-the-line Preferred trim comes with 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, heated steering wheel and rear seats and THX II Premium Audio.

Popular standalone options on the MKZ include two different moonroofs. The 'single panel' roof is a traditional remote glass sunroof, while the dual panel moonroof features an opening panel above the seats, with a fixed pane in the ceiling above the rear seats, which includes a power rear sunshade.

Standard safety features on the MKZ include a forward and reverse sensing system, AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control, an SOS Post-Crash Alert System, a bevy of airbags and traction control.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

Initial Quality Study
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality - Design?
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Style?
Comfort?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Overall Performance and Design?
Performance?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Latest Lincoln Articles:

The Lincoln MKX, the midsize 5-passenger crossover that has been gunning for the Lexus RX for more than a decade, will heretofore be known as the Nautilus.
Lincoln pushes the reset button...again. This time, it is pinning its hopes on a new front styling treatment, first debuting on the company’s cars. See all the changes for 2017...
Lincoln Automotive Financial Services has introduced Lincoln Miles, a pilot program to help lessees manage their mileage more easily, and earn credit toward their next Lincoln vehicle.
No Lincoln model undergoes a radical change for 2016, but all see some change, with the Lincoln MKS cranking out its second generation, featuring some mildly retro styling.
Still in the midst of an attempted brand revival, Lincoln enters the 2015 model year with an important new addition to the company lineup: the MKC. Find out what else is new for the entire 2015 Lincoln model lineup...
In an effort to catch up to global competitors, not to mention the United States' own resurgent Cadillac brand, Lincoln updated much of its lineup for the 2013 model year. For 2014, designs are relatively status quo.
For the 2013 model year, the Lincoln lineup will have extensive changes. The most popular model in the lineup, the MKZ, is completely redesigned and sets the tone for the future of Lincoln design. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Lincoln lineup...
HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
Critical Knowledge:2010 Lincoln MKS: Generating V-8 power yet delivering V-6 fuel economy, the new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine available in the 2010 MKS is the biggest news for Lincoln's flagship sedan.2010 Lincoln MKT: The 2010 Lincoln MKT is a new, 3-row crossover SUV loaded with luxury features. MyKey parental programming for vehicle speed and audio volume comes standard, and the options list includes items like a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, adaptive cruise control, Active Park Assist, and a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert. There's even a mini fridge on board.
Critical Knowledge:All-new MKS sedan with new 3.7-liter V-6 engineSpecial packages for MKX crossover utility vehicleMore connectivity for MKZ with satellite radio and SYNCNew Monochromatic Appearance package on Navigator2009 Lincoln MKS:Lincoln's new luxury sedan, the MKS, is designed to compete with the best from Lexus, BMW and other high-end makes. The brand's flagship sedan features design elements that will reflect Lincoln's identity for years to come. The double-wing grille was inspired by the 1941 Lincoln Continental. Other elements include LED taillamps, a twin-panel moonroof, and a vertical white light strip that runs along the edge of the trunklid. Inside are luxury touches like premium leather surfaces, real wood, and metal accents. According to Lincoln, the new MKS boasts many best-in-class features, like the most interior volume, leading luggage capacity, heated rear seats, heat-activated keyless entry keypad on the B-pillar, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system, and a THX II sound system.