The 2018 Lincoln MKZ: You know you want one
The five-year-old used car delivers a luxury experience. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ ranges from $19,800 to $32,050. With an owner-rated 24 mpg, the sedan is based on the Ford Fusion. With the Lincoln MKZ, you will:
Perform with an effortless nature. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will satisfy most buyers, and for the same price, the hybrid version offers an impressive overall 34 mpg.
Receive three engine choices. Drivers can opt for the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, badged EcoBoost with 245 hp, or uplevel to the 3.0-liter turbo V6. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid is also available with 188 hp.
Brake smoother. With the Lincoln MKZ,
Consumer Reportsfound the stops smooth and easy to modulate. They also commended the vehicle’s stopping distances.
Filter out road bumps with ease. While it's not the roomiest for its class, the ride is comfortable. The interior is plushly finished with supportive seats.
The 2018 Lincoln MKZ: Interior perks
Get a quiet ride. The cabin hushes road and wind noise, muting road imperfections. And thanks to good suspension and electric noise cancellation, the Lincoln MKZ is among the quietest in its class.
Know how to use the infotainment system. The touchscreen is comprehensive and straightforward, even if some instruments are a little small. It also features safeguards to prevent the car from accidentally rolling away while it’s parked.
Have expensive energy. The plush interior features a dual-level console giving it sleek and sophisticated vibes. Plus, the door panels and dash are fully padded, the carpet is high-end and lots of decorative stitching adorns the perforated leather seats.
Drive at the perfect temperature. Testers are a big fan of the dual-zone automatic climate control and standard heated front seats. You can even get a heated steering wheel if you opt for the climate package.
Get ample storage. If you don’t have the hybrid model, you’ll receive a pretty spacious trunk. The rear seatbacks fold to a 60/40 configuration for larger items and you can fit your skis in a small pass-through behind the rear armrest.
Have access to active safety features. Driver assist systems include blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, driver alert and forward collision warning system, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Options for your family. The backseat safety belts can securely install forward- and rear-facing child seats. The lap portion of the belt includes outboard inflatable safety belts equipped with automatic locking retractors. And the right and left rear seats offer LATCH anchors.
Consumer Reports weighs in
Consumer Reports gave the 2018 Lincoln MKZ a 3 out of 5 rating for its overall reliability and overall owner satisfaction. However, it did receive a 4 out of 5 for its acceleration, routine handling, emergency braking, front access, usability, and trunk/cargo area.
The sedan scored a 5 out of 5 for its transmission, braking, ride, noise, front-seat comfort, interior fit/finish, and climate system.