Lincoln MKZ vs Lincoln MKC

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
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2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC
$33,100MSRP
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
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2015 Lincoln MKC
$33,100MSRP
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MSRP

$35,170

MSRP

$33,100

Average price

$16,108

Average price

$17,942

Listings

1478

Listings

1383
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Reviews Summary

It’s not easy carving away loyalists from the German/Japanese luxury sedan segment, but a good way to start is with a 400-hp engine and a long list of standards that would cost you more from the competition. The Lincoln MKZ has been with us just 10 years, but has struggled due to its foundational and conceptual relation to the Ford Fusion and, according to Ford, resistance to the split-wing grille that has dominated the Lincoln brand in recent years. But with sales successes coming from the MKX and the Navigator, Lincoln has redesigned the MKZ with a new direction in mind, hoping it can continue the upward swing and finally cement itself as a luxury stalwart. To that end, Lincoln has given the MKZ a new front end, an exclusive new 3.0-liter V6 with class-leading power, and the new Sync 3 infotainment system, a big upgrade over the outgoing version.

Reviews Summary

If you’re looking to impress potential new customers with your luxury crossover, tossing a Mustang engine under the hood is a good start. Never mind that it’s not the V8—a turbo 4-cylinder doesn’t mean what it once did. The last time a Mustang had a turbo four was back in the mid-'80s with the SVO, a car my father actually owned. Also a 2.3-liter engine, the SVO managed just 175 hp and still impressed for the time. This time around we're looking at nearly 300, and with the torque to match. Add some sexy interior materials, an optional adaptive suspension, and a panoramic sunroof, and you’ve got a crossover that’s hard to ignore.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 245 hp I4

Engine

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

21

MPG City

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC
$33,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2015 Lincoln MKC
$33,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$35,170
$33,100
Average price
$16,108
$17,942
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.7
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Summary
It’s not easy carving away loyalists from the German/Japanese luxury sedan segment, but a good way to start is with a 400-hp engine and a long list of standards that would cost you more from the competition. The Lincoln MKZ has been with us just 10 years, but has struggled due to its foundational and conceptual relation to the Ford Fusion and, according to Ford, resistance to the split-wing grille that has dominated the Lincoln brand in recent years. But with sales successes coming from the MKX and the Navigator, Lincoln has redesigned the MKZ with a new direction in mind, hoping it can continue the upward swing and finally cement itself as a luxury stalwart. To that end, Lincoln has given the MKZ a new front end, an exclusive new 3.0-liter V6 with class-leading power, and the new Sync 3 infotainment system, a big upgrade over the outgoing version.
If you’re looking to impress potential new customers with your luxury crossover, tossing a Mustang engine under the hood is a good start. Never mind that it’s not the V8—a turbo 4-cylinder doesn’t mean what it once did. The last time a Mustang had a turbo four was back in the mid-'80s with the SVO, a car my father actually owned. Also a 2.3-liter engine, the SVO managed just 175 hp and still impressed for the time. This time around we're looking at nearly 300, and with the torque to match. Add some sexy interior materials, an optional adaptive suspension, and a panoramic sunroof, and you’ve got a crossover that’s hard to ignore.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 245 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
21
MPG Highway
31
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