2015 Lincoln MKZ Overview

Zac Estrada
Automotive Editor - October 27, 2014

The Lincoln MKZ is one of the cars tasked with transforming the old luxury brand into something more modern and appealing to younger buyers. Based on the strong package that is the Ford Fusion, the Lincoln MKZ packs a lot of technology with ambitious styling in its attempt to shake off any image of the Lincoln of long ago.

What's New for 2015

For 2015, the MKZ gets an available connectivity package through the MyLincolnMobile app, with an embedded 3G connection. There are also four new colors.

Choosing Your Lincoln MKZ

The MKZ comes in two gasoline versions (a hybrid is covered in a separate overview), a standard 2-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and an available 3.7-liter V6 with 300 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard. All get a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive costs roughly $1,900 extra with either engine. From there, you have three trim level/equipment groups to choose from.


The base MKZ comes loaded with equipment, such as heated front seats, a 10-way power driver's seat with memory settings, backup camera, 18-inch alloy wheels, split-folding rear seat and the MyLincoln Touch system with voice recognition, USB input and iPod integration.


Select steps things up with a wood-trimmed steering wheel, HD radio, leather upholstery, power-folding side mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power adjustable steering wheel and interior ambient lighting. Options include a power trunk lid and a moonroof -- either a single-pane version or the $2,995 panoramic roof that incorporates a sliding glass panel that covers the entire roof, one of the MKZ's other main attractions. A strong THX audio system is also available. The Technology Package incorporates adaptive cruise control, lane departure assist, active parking and a collision warning system.


The top trim Reserve adds a navigation system, blind-spot warning, heated rear seats and steering wheel, power trunk lid and an embedded modem. Nineteen-inch wheels are available, as is the Technology Package, THX audio and multi-contour active front seats.

CarsDirect Tip

Consider the V6, because that's the MKZ's main trump card over the Ford Fusion on which it's based. Reserve gets pricey, but Select gives you plenty of access to technology and luxury features. Whichever MKZ you choose, however, get the spectacular glass roof option.

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