2015 Lincoln MKZ

Pros: Well-designed Hybrid model; one of the quieter cars in the class; striking styling, availability of all-wheel drive

Cons: Touchscreen interface isn’t very user-friendly; interior trim doesn’t quite measure up to class competitors; swoopy styling intrudes a bit on rear visibility and compromises rear headroom

CG Says: For 2015, the Lincoln MKZ sees a minor shuffling of standard equipment and available connectivity (via a built-in 3G modem) to the MyLincoln Mobile smart phone app. MKZ is the gateway into the Lincoln brand. This premium-midsize car borrows some elements of its basic design with the mainstream Fusion produced by parent-company Ford. The Lincoln, though, boasts unique styling, powertrains, and features. Lincoln’s entry-level sedan is a credible competitor in this class whose image is helped by the availability of a gas/electric hybrid model. This Lincoln still doesn’t match most premium-midsize rivals for overall refinement and driving engagement, and the MyLincoln Touch multimedia interface is often glitchy. As a luxury touring car, though, MKZ makes sense for shoppers who put a premium on traditional American nameplates. With judicious option selection, it can also be a good value for the money.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices Base: $35,190
AWD Base: $37,080
Black Label: $45,555
AWD Black Label: $47,445
Hybrid: $35,190
Hybrid Black Label: $45,555

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatc
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-33

Optional Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
188
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
41
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
39

Lincoln MKZ
2015 Lincoln MKZ