5 Fast Facts: 2016 Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln’s MKZ compact premium sedan was the brand’s best-seller in 2015. Few changes are made for 2016 to the 5-seat luxury sedan that shares a platform with the Ford Fusion. The MKZ debuted in 2013 with push-button gear shifting, and Lincoln claims it is the only sedan in its segment to offer inflatable rear safety belts.
A refreshed 2017 MKZ will be available beginning this summer, but if you simply can’t wait for the new MKZ, here are five fast facts about the 2016 Lincoln MKZ:
1) Three trim levels are offered: Premiere, Select, and Reserve. The MKZ also is available with Lincoln’s Black Label themed packages. Auto adaptive LED headlights and LED taillights; adjustable, heated leather seats; wood trim; and adaptive suspension dampers are standard on all 2016 MKZs.
2) The MKZ Premier is equipped with an EcoBoost, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. A more powerful, turbocharged 3.7-liter V-6 that generates 300 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque is optional. Both engines are mated with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. An MKZ hybrid variant also is available.
3) Sync and a MyLincoln Touch infotainment system are standard along with an 8-in. touch screen and 11-speaker premium audio system. Multiple air bags, stability control, and a post-crash alert system are standard. Upgrade to Select trim to add a wood steering wheel, rearview camera, parking sensors, and HD Radio. Upscale Reserve trim includes a navigation system, blind-spot monitor, cross-traffic alert, and a power-lift trunk.
4) The MKZ’s drive mode control is able to adjust steering, transmission, traction control, and suspension to normal, sport, and comfort modes to suit driver preferences.
5) The 2016 MKZ can be ordered with optional heated rear seating, an upscale 14-speaker audio system, moonroof, and a panorama roof. A Technology package with advanced driver-assistance systems is also optional.