The MKZ starts out in Premiere trim for $36,095 (prices include $925 destination charge). Standard features include:
- Leatherette seats with driver memory and heat in front
- An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 11-speaker audio
- A rearview camera and rear parking sensors
- An adaptive suspension system
- 18-inch aluminum wheels
The mid-level Select ($37,845) gets leather seats, wood interior trim, rear-seat charging ports, and power-folding side mirrors. The optional Select Plus Package adds navigation and blind spot monitoring for $1,255. Those items come standard on the $40,595 Reserve model, which also has ventilated front seats, a power trunk lid, and 19-inch wheels. The top trim Black Label offers an upgraded leather interior in three distinctive design themes and special owner privileges like pickup and drop-off for service work. Black Label models start at $48,755.
The Select and above are available with a Technology Package ($2,395) that adds active safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and collision mitigation with pedestrian detection. Buyers can add a single-panel sunroof for $1,200, or a retractable glass roof for $2,995.
The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter is EPA-rated at 24 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving in front-drive models. Models equipped with the optional all-wheel drive system ($1,890) are rated at 23 mpg combined.
A turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is available on the Select and above for $2,750. The V6 delivers 350 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Horsepower increases to 400 with all-wheel drive, a $3,140 option. Fuel efficiency comes in at 21 mpg combined, or 20 mpg with all-wheel drive. Both MKZ engines use a six-speed automatic transmission with a push-button selector mounted to the right of the steering wheel.
Models equipped with the V6 and all-wheel drive can get a Driver's Package ($3,395) with a sport-tuned suspension, performance tires, and multicontour seats.