There's plenty of luxury in this midsize sedan.

Lincoln MKZ Review | CarMax

The luxury sedan market is highly competitive, and you'll have a lot of great options to choose from if you are searching for a vehicle in this category. One excellent vehicle to consider in the luxury sedan category, is the Lincoln MKZ. To learn more about the various features and specs of this luxury sedan, check out our Lincoln MKZ review:

Reasons to Buy

1. A Fuel-Conscious Hybrid Engine

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ comes with three different engine options, one of which is a 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 HEV hybrid engine. If you choose to purchase the 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, you can look forward to excellent fuel economy. When equipped with the 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 HEV hybrid engine, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gets an EPA estimated 40 mpg combined city/highway.1

2. Luxurious Interior Features

Lincoln MKZ: Front Seats | CarMax

A stylish, elegant interior is one of the main things that sets a luxury sedan apart from other sedans, and the Lincoln MKZ certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to its interior. Depending on the trim level and year model that you choose, you can look forward to an interior that features premium materials such as wood and leather combined into a design that is truly elegant and luxurious.

3. A Smooth and Quiet Ride

The Lincoln MKZ is a joy to both drive and ride in. Cabin noise is kept at a minimum and the vehicle is smooth and responsive. If you want a vehicle that offers a comfortable, quiet ride while also offering great performance, the Lincoln MKZ delivers.

4. Exciting Technology Features

Lincoln MKZ: Dashboard | CarMax

Depending on the trim level and year model that you choose, the Lincoln MKZ offers a wide range of tech features. For example, a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and a voice-activated navigation system both come standard on the Reserve trim of the 2016 and 2017 Lincoln MKZ.

5. Plenty of Options to Choose From

The Lincoln MKZ comes in several different trim levels, giving you plenty of features and options to choose from. Add to that three different engine options for the 2016 and 2017 Lincoln MKZ and ten different color options, and you should have no problem finding a vehicle that is right for you.

What You Need to Know

Lincoln MKZ Average CarMax Prices2

  • 2014-2016: Average prices less than $21,500.
  • 2017-2018: Average prices less than $28,000.

2017 Lincoln MKZ Models & Trim Levels

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ comes available in three different trim levels. These trim levels are:

  • Premiere - The Premiere trim of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ features heated front seats, a manual-tilt/-telescoping steering column, an optional cargo net, and more!
  • Select - The Select trim of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ features everything found on the Premiere trim as well as four-way power lumbar on the front seats, leather-trimmed seats, Lincoln Signature fade-on/off exterior lighting, an optional 3.0-liter GTDI V6 engine, a genuine wood steering wheel accent, and more!
  • Reserve - The Reserve trim of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ features everything found on the Select trim as well as heated and cooled front seats, a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert, power open and close trunk lid, and more!

Lincoln MKZ Interior and Exterior

Lincoln MKZ Seating Capacity

Lincoln MKZ: Back Seats | CarMax

The Lincoln MKZ is a midsize sedan capable of seating five passengers.

Lincoln MKZ Cargo Space

Lincoln MKZ: Cargo | CarMax

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ offers 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and a total interior volume of 112.0. The 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers 11.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and a total interior volume of 107.7.

Lincoln MKZ Colors

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ comes in ten color options. These color options include:

  • Black Velvet
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Jade Green Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Palladium White Gold Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Lincoln MKZ Engine & Transmission

If you purchase a 2017 Lincoln MKZ, you'll be able to choose between two different engine options that are available on all trims: a 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 HEV engine for the Hybrid MKZ and a 2.0-liter GTDI I-4 engine for the gas-only model. The hybrid engine of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is rated for 188 hp while the gas-only engine of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ is rated for 245 hp. The Select and Reserve trims of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ also offer an optional 3.0-liter GTDI V6 engine that is rated for 350 hp.

The MKZ Hybrid comes with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) while the gas-only MKZ comes with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle activation.

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Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.5 (149 Reviews)3

  • Pros: Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Cabin Noise
  • Cons: Interior Space, Cabin Noise


"This is a smooth-riding luxury car. It is higher tech and offers many options that make driving enjoyable. The big-screen navigation system makes it easy to follow."

- 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (Kenosha, WI)

"Very comfortable car. It is smooth and has a nice radio, bells and whistles for the price."

- 2015 Lincoln MKZ Owner (Lakewood, CA)


  • 9th - Best Hybrid Cars (2018)
  • 5th - Best AWD Cars (2018)

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What's New For 2018?

No major changes were made to the Lincoln MKZ in 2018. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ is virtually identical to the 2017 model.

The Bottom Line

The Lincoln MKZ is a stylish, midsize sedan with a number of enjoyable features. If you are looking for a luxury sedan that offers a smooth, comfortable ride, plenty of technology features, and a stylish design, the Lincoln MKZ is a great option to consider. CarMax customers have enjoyed the Lincoln MKZ enough to give it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars!

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
2Based on CarMax average prices between April 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
3Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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