The 2012 Lincoln MKZ is a mid-size entry-level luxury sedan available with a standard V6 engine or optional 4-cylinder hybrid. The standard FWD and optional AWD MKZ are both powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 263 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 27 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. For superior fuel economy Lincoln offers a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine hybrid engine, paired with a CVT transmission, that achieves an EPA estimated 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Features include 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, BLIS® with Cross Traffic Alert, Lincoln SYNC®, navigation system, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, leather seats, heated front seats, cooled front seats, capless fuel filler, and 10-way power seats. Safety is comprised of an advanced 6 airbag system, electronic stability control, anti-lock brake system, safety cage, and tire pressure monitoring. The MKZ is backed by a 4-year/50,000-miles.Read more Read less
For 2012, LINCOLN has added Sync AppLink, which allows hands-free control of specific smartphone applications, such as Pandora music-streaming. Otherwise, the LINCOLN MKZ lineup carries over mostly unchanged.
Quiet interior; the hybrid's class-leading gas mileage; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; expanded Sync AppLink features
The 2012 LINCOLN MKZ offers a lean and uniquely American take on mid-size luxury. The LINCOLN MKZ drives in a nimbly and responsively, and its cabin offers a taste of traditional high-class luxury. Ride quality and back-seat comfort are also very good for the class. Meanwhile the LINCOLN MKZ Hybrid stands out for having the highest gas mileage of any luxury sedan sold in the U.S.--41 mpg city, 36 highway. Also, unlike other luxury sedans, neither version of the LINCOLN MKZ has a requirement for premium gasoline.