2012 Lincoln MKZ

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

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2012 Lincoln MKZ
2012 Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln's mid-size MKZ sedan, which shares a platform with the Ford Fusion, was given a makeover two years ago and was first offered as a hybrid in 2011. The MKZ Hybrid features a 2.5- liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, the same technology used in the Ford Escape and Fusion hybrids. The 40-hp electric motor will take you as fast as 47 mph before gasoline assistance kicks in. The MKZ Hybrid comes with the usual bells and whistles, such as SmartGauge with EcoGuide to monitor how green your driving behavior is. It is rated at 41 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient luxury sedan on the market, handily beating the Lexus HS250h (although it can't quite match the efficiency of the Lexus CT200h hatchback). If a hybrid just isn't your thing, there is an available gasoline V-6 powerplant that produces a more-than-adequate 263 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque. With the V-6, buyers can choose either front- or all-wheel-drive propulsion. Options include Sync AppLink voice-activated navigation, a rearview camera, a blind-spot information system, and adaptive HID headlamps. The luxurious cabin features upgraded materials and is trimmed in aluminum or wood (depending on which package you order). As before, a host of safety and high-tech features is available.
2013 Lincoln MKZ Front Three Quarter1
Press conference at the auto show? Forget it. To unveil the 2013 MKZ, Lincoln hosted a dinner at a swanky building in New York's Chelsea district, with a live band providing ambiance. There's a reason for this sort of presentation: it demonstrates Lincoln's dedication to elevating the brand.
Lincoln MKZ Concept Profile 2
This elegant luxury car on display at Lincoln’s Detroit auto show stand looks little like the current squared-off MKZ midsize sedan -- but this show car is indeed the concept version of the next MKZ. Despite the “concept” designation, Lincoln says this car “provides a strong hint” at the production version of the next-generation MKZ.
2012 Audi A7 Rear Three Quarter
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2013 Ford Fusion Front Three Quarter Spy Shot
Ford has been hard at work overhauling its midsized offerings, and is just about ready to show off the fruits of its labors. Lucky for us, our spy shooter managed to catch some clear shots of near-production versions of the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Lincoln MKZ.
2012 Ford Explorer Front Three Quarter
Ford Motor Company reported significant sales gains for many of its new products in August, driving monthly sales up 11 percent versus August 2010, to 175,220 total vehicles. The Ford Explorer and Fiesta, and Lincoln MKZ all reported significant sales gains, too.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$19,250

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Suggested Retail Price
$34,755

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2012 Lincoln MKZ
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Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
18 MPG City | 27 MPG Hwy
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2012 Lincoln MKZ
Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
263hp
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2012 Lincoln MKZ Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
263 hp @ 6250rpm
Torque:
249 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
70,000 miles / 72 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
Consequences
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.
Potential Units Affected
393,623
Notes
Ford Motor Company


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
4

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Lincoln MKZ

Depreciation
18.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$6,221
18.7%
Insurance
$7,505
22.5%
Fuel Cost
$11,596
34.8%
Financing
$2,012
6%
Maintenance
$3,578
10.7%
Repair Costs
$2,060
6.2%
State Fees
$379
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $33,351 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent