2014 Lincoln MKZ

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

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2014 Lincoln MKZ

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Lincoln has not yet announced any changes to the 2014 Lincoln MKZ or MKZ Hybrid.

Vehicle Summary

In 2006, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan twins begat the Lincoln Zephyr, a midsize sedan that became Lincoln's entry model. The Zephyr was renamed the MKZ a year later. The MKZ was very similar overall to the Ford and Mercury models on which it was based, albeit with more standard features. For the 2013 model year, Lincoln took a clean-sheet approach to the MKZ and gave it more dramatic styling. Although the MKZ is still based on the Ford Fusion, the Lincoln is no longer a carbon-copy model. All the body panels are specific to the MKZ; the Lincoln measures 2.4 inches longer than the Ford, and its V-6 engine and adaptive suspension are exclusive to the Lincoln version. Sales of the Lincoln MKZ got off to a sluggish start as the automaker battled initial quality issues, but production has now been ramped up to full speed.


The 2014 Lincoln MKZ heralds the first step in Lincoln's bid to reinvent itself as a youthful, modern, and relevant luxury carmaker. Although the 2014 Lincoln MKZ is based on the more affordable and plainer Ford Fusion, you wouldn't know it. The car features dramatic styling, an expansive equipment list, and a well-appointed interior. Unique touches for the Lincoln include an optional panoramic glass roof with a 15.2-square-foot opening panel. Although it looks impressive (and is one of the largest sunroofs available in a sedan), the panel blocks rear visibility when it is opened because its frame sits atop the rear windshield. Instead of a lever, drivers shift the six-speed automatic transmission by way of five square buttons on the center stack; the engine start/stop button sits above the one for Park. The Continuously Controlled Damping system automatically adjusts the suspension to balance ride comfort and handling agility, while an Active Noise Cancellation function helps reduce annoying buzzes and hums inside the cabin of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ.

Although a 3.7-liter V-6 engine is optional, the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is more than adequate. Lincoln also offers a hybrid MKZ that uses the same powertrain as the Fusion Hybrid, a 2.0-liter gas engine and electric motor/generator, but the MKZ Hybrid returns 45/45 mpg (city/highway), compared with 47/47 mpg for the Ford. The Lincoln MKZ is very good to drive and feels just as taut as many other luxury cars in its segment. However, the sloping roofline means that head- and legroom is modest in the back seats. We also wish the turbocharged engine sounded better. As with other Lincolns, our biggest criticism is that the center stack eschews traditional physical buttons and switches in favor of touch-sensitive capacitive controls. They are tricky to use and a continual annoyance when driving.

You'll like:

  • Giant panoramic sunroof
  • Well-designed interior
  • Unique styling

You won't like:

  • Finicky center-stack controls
  • Low rear-seat headroom
  • Gritty engine note (2.0L)

Key Competitors

  • Acura TL
  • Audi A4
  • Buick Regal
  • Lexus ES350
Lincoln In China Alan Mulally Jim Farley Robert Parker
BEIJING, CHINA – Lincoln Motor Company franchisees will open eight dealerships in seven Chinese cities by this autumn, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company announced Thursday. The new independent dealer network will build standalone Lincoln showrooms, but for now the struggling premium brand has not announced plans to assemble cars in China. Lincoln plans to expand to twenty dealers by the end of calendar year 2015 and sixty dealers in fifty cities by the end of 2016.
2014 Lincoln MKZ Three Quarters Low
Ford Motor Company sales followed much the same trend last month as in January 2014. The mainstream Ford brand saw sales dip 7.2 percent year-over-year, while Lincoln boasted a 46.1-percent gain. Overall, Ford Motor Company's sales of 183,947 vehicles last month represented a 6.1-percent drop compared to February 2013. Ford attributed much of the decline to a fall in fleet sales, which were down 10 percent as winter storms reportedly forced some fleet buyers to delay purchases. "Sales surged in the final week [of February], providing us momentum after a slow start to the month," Ford vice president of sales and marketing John Felice said in a statement.
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This weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Lincoln Motor Company is announcing a new program called Black Label, which it describes as “an unparalleled series of experiences for Lincoln clients.” Set to bow as an option on the 2015 Lincoln MKZ, Black Label will include an expansion of the existing Lincoln Concierge service, with a focus on providing special attention to Lincoln buyers during the shopping, buying, and ownership process.

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2014 Lincoln MKZ Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
240 hp @ 5500rpm
270 ft lb of torque @ 3000rpm
  • 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
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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