The stylish 2014 Lincoln MKZ shares its major mechanical DNA and components with Ford’s more mainstream Fusion. However, as the first vehicle from the dedicated Lincoln Design Studio, the MKZ is a distinctive design with abundant standard and available luxury features.
What's New for 2014
The MKZ was significantly redesigned for the 2013 model year, and changes are limited to the addition of several new colors.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKZ
A 2-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is standard on the MKZ. If you crave a little more horsepower under the hood, an optional 3.7-liter V6 is available. Both engines are hooked to a standard six speed automatic transmission.
In addition to a selection of engines, the MKZ also offers the choice between:
Standard equipment includes SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, Lincoln Drive Control, unique push-button gearshift, remote start, LED headlamps and tail lamps, and a 60/40 split rear seat.
The MKZ comes with a host of standard equipmemt Lincoln claims as class exclusives: push-button shift, LED headlamps, a 10.1-inch LCD instrument cluster, active noise control, an 8-inch touchscreen and a capless fuel filler. Also class-exclusive—but optional—features are the retractable panoramic roof, inflatable rear seat belts and multicontour front seats with Active Motion.
Lincoln bundles MKZ options are into tiered package groups:
Select: This package includes a rearview camera, ambient lighting, HD radio and rear park sensors.
Reserve: This package includes all the Select Package equipment plus navigation, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, and cooled front seating.
Preferred: This package includes all Reserve package content and adds 19-inch wheels, heated rear seats and steering wheel, and a premium THX 700-watt stereo system.
For maximum efficiency, skip the all-wheel drive and opt for the 2-liter EcoBoost engine. Despite its small size the power plant serves up 240 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque while delivering great fuel economy numbers.