2016 Lincoln MKZ Ames, IA

2016 Lincoln MKZ

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New 2016 Lincoln MKZ at Ames Ford Lincoln for Ames, IA

The 2016 Lincoln MKZ may be a glimpse into a future direction of all of the brand's products, but it's also an indication that there are many hearts and minds yet to win over—as well as a cohesive place in the market for the brand to claim as its own.

Under the MKZ's Hood

There is a choice between three power-trains on the 2016 Lincoln MKZ, and which you should choose depends on how you plan to compromise between performance and fuel economy. There is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine at the base level, coupled to a 6-speed automatic with paddle shift controls, with either front or all wheel drive. It produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, leading to a 0-60 mph time of about 7 seconds; so even this base MKZ is a performer. Yet some coarse engine sounds keep this choice from feeling up to the luxury task. The noise cancellation system helps somewhat, but it can not contend with the sound that the engine makes at full throttle.

Design of Lincoln MKZ

The MKZ is elegant, and it still wears a bulk that other Ford products do not carry at this point. The MKZ does bloom onto the trend toward fast back roof-lines, such as that of the Audi's A7, although the MKZ does so with a traditional trunk. The shut lines stand out more around the vehicle, although Lincoln is willing to play it safe and try some daring design traits. Beneath that, the MKZ has a winged grille and that the trim are every driver's idea of understated elegance, and the push buttons are a clever detail.

How can I tell if my MKZ is AWD?

Check underneath to see if it has two seperate drive shafts. One for the front wheels and one for the back wheels. If it is 2-wheel drive, it will have one long shaft. Also, the trunk lid under MKZ should be a AWD emblem.

Can I put a protection screen over the navigation screen to stop the smudges and fingerprints?

You can put one on there but it may not be as sensitive when you touch it.

When did Lincoln start making hybrids?

The 2011 model year in the United States.


Standard equipment includes all the usual stability control and airbags, as well as Bluetooth connectivity, a rear-view camera system, and parking sensors. The MKZ Reserve package adds on blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts--they're a feature that offers enough useful information to earn our recommendation. Lastly, the MKZ offers rear-seat, outboard inflatable seat belts. Ford claims the belts can reduce injuries to back-seat passengers, but as of yet, it's the only company using them. Give us a call if you would like more information on the 2016 Lincoln MKZ!

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