2010 Lincoln MKZ

  • 2010 Lincoln MKZ Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      263/249
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $34,225
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2010 Lincoln MKZ Review

Nice but sedate luxury midsize sedan

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Lincoln MKZ is a midsize luxury sedan. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, the MKZ comes with front-wheel drive as standard, while the optional electronically-controlled all-wheel-drive system can transfer power side-to-side and front-to-rear.

A pretty speedy vehicle, the MKZ boasts an attractive exterior and well-appointed cabin that is loaded with advanced technologies and gadgets. Its safety ratings are in the average range, as is its fuel economy of 17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.

New for 2010

The 2010 Lincoln MKZ was restyled, receiving a transmission with new gear ratios, a slightly revised engine, freshened styling inside and out, a new Sport Appearance package, added convenience features, and a new instrument panel and center stack.

Essentials

Engine: 3.5L V-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trim: Base Sedan

On the Outside

The Lincoln MKZ's exterior is distinguished by its signature split-wing grille, large headlights that dwell deep into the trunk lid, and Lincoln badges that adorn the front fenders.

From the Inside

The Lincoln MKZ's interior is highlighted by a big navigation screen and the Lincoln version of Ford's famous Sync system.

Driving Performance

With a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque coupled to six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, the Lincoln MKZ comes with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive being an option.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKZ include side-impact and side-curtain airbags for front- and rear-seat passengers, stability control, and dual-stage front-impact airbags, along with driver-seat position sensors and a three-level front passenger seat load sensor.

Gas Mileage

MKZ FWD: 18 mpg city/27 mpg hwy
MKZ AWD: 18 mpg city/24 mpg hwy

Plusses

  • Smooth ride
  • Competent handling

Minuses

  • Lack of V-6 refinement
  • Average fuel economy

Rating

Nice but sedate luxury midsize sedan

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