2016 Lincoln MKZ
2016 Lincoln MKZ
Posted on August 25, 2015
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ does a lot of things very well indeed.
It helps differentiate Lincoln from Ford, shows that the automaker has come a
long way in terms of quality, design and appeal and elevates the desirability
of the Lincoln brand as a whole.
The MKZ is built on a Ford Fusion platform, but like the MKX,
goes a long way to ensure it is a very different car. The new Lincoln line is all
luxury. With features such as adaptive suspension, noise cancellation and
quality interiors, you really do get what you pay for with a 2016 Lincoln MKZ.
2016 Lincoln MKZ design
The exterior of the 2016 Lincoln MKZ is definitely familiar
but in a good way. Lincoln have completely modernized their designs while also
ensuring the key features of the brand remain. So the big grille and headlight
combo remains while the sedan shape is all about modernity.
The angled hood and flowing lines from hood to trunk are
reminiscent of a Mercedes-Benz. A high waistline, fluted flanks, sill detailing
and rounded rear end makes for a very tidy package.
Inside, the quality continues. The typical Lincoln cabin has
plenty of passenger room, comfortable seating and plenty of technology. The
flowing centre stack is a nice touch, with a touchscreen and controls within
easy reach of both driver and front passenger. The interior exhibits the kinds
of quality you expect from Lincoln and doesn't disappoint in any way.
Engine and transmission
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ comes with a choice of three engines. There
is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder that produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of
torque, a 3.7-litre V6 that produces 300 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque and a
hybrid 2.0-litre that combines to produce 188 hp.
The gasoline engines use a six speed automatic transmission
that sends power to the front or all wheels. The hybrid uses a neat CVT
As you would expect from Lincoln, each engine works well and
delivers the power when you need it. Power delivery is smooth, gear changes are
on point and the driving experience is a positive one.
2016 Lincoln MKZ trims
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ comes in two trims, Premier and Black
label. The MKZ Premier offers 18 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic
lighting, power everything, folding side mirrors, adaptive suspension, keyless
entry and ignition, climate control, leatherette upholstery, heated and powered
front seats, 8 inch touchscreen, configurable driver display, reversing camera,
rear parking sensors and an 11 speaker audio system.
The Black Label adds navigation, blind spot monitoring, rear
cross traffic alert, power trunk lid, heated steering wheel, leather interior,
ambient lighting and HD radio. It also offers a concierge that will help you
with any of your Lincoln-related issues.
You get a lot for your money with a 2016 Lincoln MKZ. It's a
good looking car with good engines, a smooth ride, lots of luxury and plenty of
refinement. If you're looking for a home-grown luxury sedan, this is where you
Test drive the 2016 Lincoln MKZ to see what we mean at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.