The 2016 Lincoln MKZ this 5-seat midsize entry-level luxury sedan offers significant value as a high-end commuter scooter, be aware that rivals in this class are often roomier, more comfortable, and boast techno-bling that’s far less frustrating to operate. The 2016 MKZ comes in 2 trims, the Base, available with standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or available all-wheel drive (AWD), and the FWD-only MKZ Hybrid.
2016 Lincoln MKZ Redesign
The base 2016 Lincoln MKZ is well equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic and adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, power-folding sideview mirrors, adaptive suspension dampers, keyless ignition and entry (with an outside keypad), dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat (non-Hybrid), heated eight-way power front seats with power lumbar, driver memory settings, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and full power accessories. The MKZ comes standard with an adaptive suspension and active noise cancellation. Meanwhile, the cabin makes a clean, modern styling statement and comes standard with plenty of the latest high-tech luxury and safety features.
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ interior comes with a smooth, futuristic center stack that lacks the tactility and ease of use for audio and climate functions that traditional buttons and knobs provide. It’s part of the MyLincoln Touch system that also includes a pair of customizable instrument displays and the Sync voice control system. New 2016 Lincoln MKZ includes an 8-inch touchscreen (MyLincoln Touch), configurable gauge cluster displays, voice commands (Sync), a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary and USB inputs and satellite radio.
The optional Select package features includes those features plus a navigation system, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts, a power-closing trunk lid, a heated steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet (standard for the base MKZ Hybrid), ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a choice of power sunroofs (standard and panoramic), inflatable rear seatbelts and a premium 14-speaker surround-sound audio system are also available. Nineteen-inch wheels are optional for any MKZ.
2016 Lincoln MKZ Engine Specs
The 2016 Lincoln MKZbase model offers three engine choices. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the base engine, generating 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. An all-wheel-drive MKZ with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, a slightly slower than average time for the class. The EPA fuel economy estimates for the non-hybrid models with the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine are 26 mpg combined (22 city/33 highway) for the front-drive MKZ and 25 mpg combined (22/31) for the AWD-equipped 2016 Lincoln MKZ.