This year’s Lincoln MKZ is pretty much unchanged from 2015.
However, its distinctive and sleek styling stands out again in the sea of midsize sedans. Its elegant aesthetic coupled with its wide array of standard technology features and an attractive hybrid option, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ is an apt competitor in the luxury sedan lineup.
One of the distinctive features of the Lincoln MKZ is its exterior which features a slick, modern design and an eye-catching, wing-like grille. Modernity is definitely the reoccurring theme of the 2016 MKZ and is prevalent throughout its cabin, as well.
Inside you will find a dominating LCD touchscreen interface where all your controls — from audio to climate — are found. The MyLincoln system is customizable to your preferred display. The interface also comes with Sync voice control system, a very handy feature, that works remarkably well, when trying to focus on the road.
The interior styling is clean and simple — the only drawback is that while the materials used look luxurious, they are not quite as soft to the touch or of the quality you would expect.
A fantastic feature of the 2016 MKZ is all of its standard features, which is really where the MKZ meets luxury standards. The base model, called the Premiere, comes with the following: keyless ignition and entry (with an outside keypad), an auto-dimming rearview mirror and full power accessories, adaptive suspension dampers, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, leatherette upholstery, 18-inch wheels, automatic and adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, power-folding sideview mirrors, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power front seats with power lumbar, driver memory settings, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary and USB inputs as well as satellite radio. The higher trim available, the Black Label, gives you premium interior design options.
Another area where the MKZ excels is in its performance. It is a surprisingly sporty and fun ride. The MKZ also comes with three engine options.
The standard is a 2.0-liter turbo capable of 240 hp with 270 pounds-feet of torque. The mpg for the base engine is 22 city/33 highway. The second option is the 3.7-liter V6 engine which has 300 hp and 277 pounds-feet, goes from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds and has 18 city/27 highway mpg. Lastly, is the super efficient hybrid option that, is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and has an impressive 41 city/39 highway mpg.
Whether you need a powerful, or a fuel-efficient ride, the MKZ has got you covered.
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ is an aesthetically unique midsize sedan with a unexpectedly fun ride. It comes loaded with standard features and has a fantastic hybrid engine option that the majority of luxury sedans simply can’t compete for those who want fuel efficiency. For a luxury midsize sedan that’s loaded with great standard features, including a very modern touchscreen interface, and engine options that can suit any of your priorities, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ can meet your needs.
The MSRP for the 2016 Lincoln MKZ starts at $35,190.