2014 Lincoln MKZ Automatic V6 Sedan AWD 

  • $37k
  • 2.0L V6
  • 22 city 31 hwy
7.3 Out of 10
$37,080
 
The big wheels are perfectly proportioned to the arches, with a multispoke design and smoked finish that looks fantastic.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
High-quality materials abound; the gauge graphics are modern and attractive, and the seats are both comfortable and quite adjustable.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Lincoln MKZ

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

EPA highway mileage

Air quality

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EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

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combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.3

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Lincoln MKZ

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Lincoln MKZ
$9,567
CLA250
$7,776

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Lincoln MKZ
$2,151
CLA250
$1,796

Reviews Word on the street for the Lincoln MKZ


9.0
A hybrid with a continuously variable automatic transmission is also available for no additional cost over the 2.0-liter turbo motor.

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Interior

Both gas and hybrid versions come standard with power windows, locks, and mirrors; automatic climate control; an 11-speaker audio system with a CD player and satellite radio; power heated front seats; 18-inch wheels; adaptive LED headlights and LED taillights; adaptive suspension; leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel; wood dash trim; pushbutton and remote start; Bluetooth; and steering-wheel multi-function controls.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
The forgotten luxury brand needs to draw attention, and dramatic but tasteful, attractive styling is a good way to do it.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
To operate most of the MKZ's controls, you just plunk your fingers down or slide them along a solid plastic panel.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Powertrain

The best-handling Lincoln ever offers a choice of an energetic turbo four or a strong, muted V-6; either does the job well, but not without feedback.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
The MKZ features a choice of two powertrains.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
That kind of scratch could also buy you a very well-optioned twin-turbo V-6 Lincoln MKS, a considerably larger vehicle than the MKZ.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Styling

We'd say that it looks like a Volvo from near every angle–except for its front quarters–and it's perhaps the most attractive vehicle Lincoln has built in recent history.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
The MKZ looks great inside, but it feels mediocre at best.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
Visually, it's beautiful — elegant and fresh, with clean forms and the same attention to detail that's apparent in the exterior shapes and trim.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Engine

Load up an MKZ with a V-6, all-wheel-drive, a panoramic sunroof and all the technology goodies, and you'll see the sticker climb to an eye-popping $51,000 and change.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
It's a completely new car, replacing the decidedly mediocre 2012 MKZ with a new platform, engines, interior and technology.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
My test vehicle was a turbocharged 2.0-liter model with all-wheel drive.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Transmission

MyLincoln Touch is also standard.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
And those buttons don't feel very high-quality, either; the turn-signal stalk and that weird transmission gear selector feel cheap.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
Dual-stage front airbags, side impact, side curtain and front knee airbags are standard, and something unique to Ford products is optional: inflatable airbags in the rear seat belts that reduce stress on passengers in a collision by spreading out the force of the belt over a larger, more cushioned area.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lincoln
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 385 miles
Highway range 542 miles
MSRP $37k
Annual cost $9,567

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.3 m³
CO2 per car made 0.9 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,449 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 9 kg

power & handling

Max torque 270 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 16.14 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 11 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,200
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 7
Combined CO2/mile 340 g
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 51 tons

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 4x4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.4 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.4 in Disc
Front wheel width 245 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 73.4 in
Front track width 62.3 in
Height 58.1 in
Length 194.1 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Curb weight 3,874 lb
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 56 ft³
Rear seat room 43 ft³
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