2019 Lincoln MKZ

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Lincoln MKZ highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of standard features
  • Hybrid model offers strong fuel economy
  • Optional V6 engine is seriously powerful


  • Interior is a bit cramped
  • Standard engine is a little sluggish
  • Quality of interior materials is lacking

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 29 highway, 23 combined

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2019 Lincoln MKZ offers value-conscious luxury

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ attempts to rival foreign competition for the entry-level luxury sedan shopper with a vehicle that comes with many standard features at a lower price. The MKZ received expanded standard features for 2019, making it a better value buy for those looking to get a little more for their money.

While the standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine is powerful enough for most drivers, the MKZ can feel sluggish when passing on highways. A seriously capable V6 is available on the highest trim level, Reserve II. A hybrid model is available, and while it lacks pizzazz, it complements the quiet, gentle driving experience some may desire in a luxury vehicle.

Technology is a strong suit for the MKZ, and both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard. The infotainment system, powered by Ford's SYNC® 3 software, is also a strong point. Unfortunately, the interior lets the MKZ down a bit. It's cramped, especially in the back row, and the interior materials aren't of the same high quality that you'd find in a Mercedes-Benz or BMW.

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What is new for the 2019 Lincoln MKZ?

  • The MKZ is available in a variety of new trims, including the Reserve II and Standard.
  • The Black Label and Select trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • MKZ trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, Rear Seat Heaters, Seat Massagers, and Automated Parking as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premiere trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.

2019 Lincoln MKZ trims

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Reserve II:

  • Includes all features available on the Reserve
  • 400-hp, 400-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • 350-hp, 400-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Seat Massagers
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Automated Parking
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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Lincoln MKZ

What We Like

Technology: The revised SYNC® 3 system is easy to use thanks to a combination of physical buttons, knobs and the MKZ's eight-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are standard features, and there are plenty of USB ports to plug in your device.

Comfort: The MKZ is smooth on the highway and little engine noise creeps into the cabin, even when accelerating. The driver's seat is comfortable enough to sit in for a long drive, and the head and legroom are generous in the front row.

Utility: Fold-down rear seats and a large trunk give the MKZ plenty of space for your larger items. Small-item storage, for things like water bottles, is good, but not great. Cupholders are widely available and hold standard cup and bottle sizes.

What Needs Improvement

Interior: The MKZ interior isn't quite as refined as its competition and despite the sedan's large size, it can be a bit cramped once you're inside the car. That's especially true for passengers in the back row, whose head and legroom are compromised, especially on models with the panoramic sunroof.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

6 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Lincoln MKZ an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Lincoln MKZ 13th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Lincoln MKZ features and specs

Reserve II 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Panoramic Sunroof

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 44.3"/R 37"

Head room

F 37.9"/R 36.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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