Lincoln is the luxury arm of the Ford brand, and the Lincoln MKZ, built on the same platform as the Ford Fusion, is Lincoln’s flagship luxury sedan. You’ll be impressed by its long list of features and its affordability considering its a luxury car. If you’re in the market for a luxury car, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ gives you a lot of bang for your buck. This is meant to be a preview of the new model year, but aside from a few changes to the list of standard and optional equipment, the 2020 MKZ carries over unchanged from its previous model year. So, we’ll focus on the strengths of the Lincoln MKZ and why it just might entice you to buy one.
Why Buy a Lincoln MKZ?
The Lincoln MKZ makes your dollars go farther than other luxury cars in terms of features and quality. The 2020 MKZ starts at just $36,750. That’s much more affordable than most luxury sedans. And yet, you still get tons of standard features. Just look at this list that includes cabin tech like the SYNC 3 infotainment system, 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, 11-speaker premium stereo, two USB ports, and Bluetooth. And don’t forget those creature comforts like synthetic leather seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Lincoln is interested in safety, which is why the MKZ also comes with MyKey so you can set speed and audio volume limits for teenage drivers. The standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, pre-collision warning and braking system, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlights.
How Many Trim Levels Are There?
If you’re looking for exclusive top-tier tech, there’s also the Reserve I and II trim levels. Just a few thousand more nets you the Reserve I that comes with navigation, HD Radio, two rear-charging USB ports, adaptive cruise control, leather-trimmed seats, and power trunk lid. Or you can opt for the very best for $45,000 to gain multicontour massaging front seats, ventilated front seats, front parking sensors, and parallel park assist.
What About the MKZ Hybrid?
Here’s the best news you’ll hear if you’re thinking about getting a hybrid. The MKZ Hybrid is the same price as the gas-only MKZ. Yeah, you heard that right. With the hybrid engine and battery, you can get 42 city miles and 39 highway miles per gallon. You’ll be whizzing by the last fuel pump in town with every weekend getaway. So, if you want luxury without the price tag to match, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is perfect for you.