2015 Lincoln MKZ Review And Release Date

Lincoln has always been a marque that offered great cars for great people. Their cars are usually built on a Ford platform with a completely new interior and exterior in order to make the one driving it feel special. Well, the 2015 Lincoln MKZ makes no exception and it will certainly turn a head or two when you drive it around town.

The car itself shares its platform with the Mondeo and the Fusion, so it is a medium sized luxury car that will offer you pretty much all you need without looking silly doing it. The car comes with three engines and two transmission options, a few interior trimming options and also different styling for the hybrid.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Release Date

It is expected to be available for sale at the end of this year for around $35,190 on the base car, putting it on par with cars such as the Audi A6 and the BMW 5 Series. Higher trim level models could cost slightly more and the price will go to more than $37,080. It is interesting to note that the 2.0 liter powered model and 3.7 liter version come at a same price and it is the same story for these two versions when they are equipped with all-wheel drive.

Price

2015 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ

Engine wise, the car comes as standard with a 2 liter EcoBoost unit that is good for 239 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. Further up the range there is a 3.7 liter V6 borrowed from the Mustang with 300 hp and 269 pound-feet of torque. If power is what you’re looking for then the latter is more suitable but take into account that it uses almost 30% more fuel. The perfect choice would be the hybrid drivetrain that features an Atkinson petrol engine that is mated to a gearbox that includes an electric motor for a total power of just over 205 hp and 200 pound-feet of torque.

Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Side

Lincoln MKZ Side

Its only drawback when it comes to engine and transmission options is the fact that it is available with a single 6 speed automatic that is smooth and easy to use but lacks the fast gear changes some others can provide. This transmission can be mated to the front wheels as standard or to all of them with the help of a four wheel drive system that is similar to that on the Fusion.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Interior

2015 Lincoln MKZ Interior

Interior

Inside the car we’ll receive pretty much all the equipment as standard. This is quite normal considering the high price of this car. You will get satellite navigation, leather upholstery, electric front seats that are both ventilated and heated, an electric panorama roof, a pretty good MP3 player and also a rear view camera. Options include a dual zone climate control system (the base one is a single zone automatic climate control) and also a better audio system with surround sound.

Review Of 2015 Lincoln MKZ

On the exterior, the 2015 Lincoln MKZ will receive a minor facelift mostly to the front fascia and the rear side of the car. The grille will get a bit more subtle while the headlights will now include the LED daytime running lights. The back of the car will get a new bumper with an integrated exhaust system.

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