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MKZ
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2019
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2019 Standard 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,995
2019 Standard 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $37,995
2019 Reserve I 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $38,995
2019 Reserve I 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $40,995
2019 Reserve II 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $44,995
2019 Reserve II 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,995

Overview

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ is an entry-level luxury model, one of two sedans offered by Ford’s luxury brand. The MKZ is understated and conservative, yet comfortable and quiet, making it a solid choice in the mid-size luxury sedan class.

What's New for 2019

This year, Lincoln streamlines its MKZ lineup by dropping the Black Label trim – for 2019, buyers only have a choice of Base, Reserve I, and Reserve II trims. Also, a suite of driver-assist safety features that used to cost extra is now standard equipment. This includes high beam assist, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go.

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Choosing Your Lincoln MKZ

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ comes with standard front-wheel drive, available all-wheel drive ($2,000 extra), seating for five, and a hybrid model that's marketed separately. Available in three trims, the MKZ also offers two engine choices: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a twin-turbocharged V6. Both engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base engine makes 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and achieves an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 24 combined. The optional V6, which is only available on the Reserve II trim, has an output of 350 or 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and delivers 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined).

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Base

The base 2019 Lincoln MKZ costs $36,990 (all prices include a $995 destination charge). It comes with a long list of standard features, including adaptive LED headlights, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, the base model has a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, imitation leather seats, heated front seats, a SYNC3 infotainment system, an 11-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a CD player, and 4G LTE with a wi-fi hotspot. There are no package options available with base model.

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Reserve I

Priced from $39,990, the MKZ Reserve I adds automatic folding side mirrors, four-way power lumbar on the front seats, leather-trimmed seats, brown swirl walnut or espresso ash swirl wood trim, ambient lighting, a power trunk lid, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and a voice-activated navigation system with HD Radio.

An MKZ Reserve Plus Package ($3,000) is available, bringing 19-inch aluminum wheels, aluminum pedal covers, a heated rear seat, a heated steering wheel, a moonroof, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, and a Light Magnetic upper grille.

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Reserve II

The top-of-the-line Reserve II model starts at $45,990 with the four-cylinder engine, or $48,740 with the V6. This model comes with a power moonroof, heated and cooled front seats with massage function, a heated rear seat, upgraded leather trim, a rear window power sunshade, enhanced park assist, and a 14-speaker Revel audio system as standard equipment.

The MKZ Luxury Package ($4,000) adds a panoramic moonroof, premium LED headlights, and a 20-speaker Revel audio system.

CarsDirect Tip

Buyers wanting top fuel economy out of their 2019 Lincoln MKZ should consider the hybrid variant. The trade-off in power comes with a near doubling in fuel economy. That said, the base gas model offers a long list of amenities for an attractive price point. Upgrading to all-wheel drive is a sensible decision for anyone living where wintry conditions are common.

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Upmarket value. From the outside, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ holds up well against the (formidable) luxury sedan competition. Although its profile matches the Ford Fusion on which it’s based, the smooth LED headlights, dramatic mesh grille, and understated taillight bar make for a premium mood.

It’s only inside that the MKZ’s mainstream roots start to show. The top trim gets luxury fittings like metal and wood, but the lower trims feel more like a fancy Ford than a true luxury car.

The MKZ tries to make up the gap with value, and it makes a compelling case. The base sedan gets 10-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, a 10.1-inch digital gauge cluster, an 8-inch infotainment screen, and an 11-speaker audio system.

That’s quite a kit for a base-spec sedan, and Lincoln puts it all together for far less than competitors like Mercedes-Benz or BMW. At around $36,000 to start, the MKZ is even cheaper than budget stars like the Genesis G80 or Lexus ES.

Safety included. Along with all its standard goodies, for 2019, Lincoln has tossed in its active safety tech. This includes a good deal: adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, and an automatic emergency braking system that the IIHS calls “Superior.”

This tech joins solid crash-test results to make the Lincoln a road-going fortress. With so many luxury brands hiking option prices or creating costly package bundles, it’s refreshing to see a premium badge include more for the starting price.

Surprisingly versatile. Although Lincoln’s reputation is built on chauffeur-ready cars like the Continental and the Town Car, the MKZ can wear a surprising number of hats. In base form, it’s a value-laden and stylish mid-size sedan, with a competent engine and a comfortable ride.

Move up a trim, however, and Lincoln allows buyers to select a 400-horsepower V6. The engine comes with standard all-wheel drive (an option on the base model), and it turns the MKZ into a serious threat off the line. The steering is nicely weighted, and an adaptive suspension smooths out rough roads.

The final powertrain adds another trick to the MKZ’s repertoire: efficiency. A hybrid powertrain is available on all trims, and it starts at the same price as the base engine. Power drops to 188 hp, and the hybrid can only have front-wheel drive, but it will do a combined 41 mpg, according to the EPA. That’s a trick not many luxury cars can manage.

Still a cruiser. If you were worried that Lincoln had lost its identity, fear not. The MKZ is still a tourer at heart.

The V6 engine makes the MKZ quicker off the line, but the sedan doesn’t embrace racy driving the way BMW and Mercedes do. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – the MKZ’s comfy ride and spacious cabin make a winning way to watch the miles go by.

True to form, Lincoln makes sure there’s enough room for all your luggage on the trip. The trunk will hold 15.4 cubic feet of cargo, well more than competitors like the BMW 5-Series or Cadillac CTS. Only the Lexus ES can top the MKZ on cargo space. The ES remains a strong competitor for the MKZ – although pricier, it also has available hybrid power.


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Final thoughts. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ isn’t quite a luxury vehicle (not on the inside, at least), but it still manages to punch above its weight. For the price, it packs in an impressive number of quality features, including comprehensive standard safety. The powertrains have an option for anyone, and the ride is as composed as ever.

Overall, the package is a winning one. As a more stylish alternative to conventional family sedans, the MKZ strikes a nice balance of price and luxury. It may be an aging model, but we’re glad the MKZ is still around.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 31 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 31 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$63
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
194.1 "
Exterior Width
73.4 "
Exterior Height
58.2 "
Front Headroom
37.9 "
Rear Headroom
36.5 "
Front Legroom
44.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,739 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Lincoln Soft Touch Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
11
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Blind Spot Information System (blis) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Lane Keeping Aid Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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