Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln MKZ

Pros: Well-designed Hybrid model; striking styling, availability of all-wheel drive

Cons: Swoopy styling intrudes a bit on rear visibility and compromises rear headroom

CG Says: The 2020 Lincoln MKZ trims its model range, but is little changed otherwise. The premium midsize MKZ sedan is powered by a 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a Lincoln-exclusive twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that develops 400 horsepower in all-wheel drive cars or 350 horsepower with front-wheel drive. There is also Hybrid that pairs a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with an electric motor for a combined 188 horsepower. Available safety and technology features include Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection; Auto Hold, which can automatically keep the brakes applied after the vehicle is stopped; continuously-controlled suspension damping; and Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which enhances cornering ability. The Lincoln MKZ has been something of an also-ran among most premium midsize rivals, but the available 400-horsepower engine and refinements from the 2017 refresh make it a more compelling proposition.

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 Standard: $37,745
AWD Standard: $39,745
Reserve: $43,495
AWD Reserve: $45,495
Hybrid Reserve: $43,495

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
245
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
350 (400 with all-wheel drive)
Std. Transmission
6-speed autromatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor
Horsepower
188
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
42
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
39

Lincoln MKZ
2020 Lincoln MKZ
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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