2010 Lincoln MKZ

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$34,225 - $36,115
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Engine Engine 3.5LV-6
MPG MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy
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2010 MKZ Overview

2010 Lincoln MKZ – Click above for high-res image gallery Launched in 2006 as the Zephyr, Lincoln's entry-level luxury sedan has undergone quite a few changes over the last three years. Graced with a new name – the MKZ – in 2007, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 and available all-wheel drive, the feature list continued to grow when SYNC and reverse park-assist were added to the MKZ in 2008. Like its Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan brothers, the 2010 MKZ benefits from a significant mid-cycle refresh that Lincoln hopes will make it more competitive in its segment. We recently spent a day with the new MKZ, scrutinizing its revamped exterior design, inspecting its all-new interior and testing out the re-tuned engine and suspension. Read on to see if the sum of the 2010 Lincoln MKZ's parts add up to an improved car. %Gallery-50278% Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc Lincoln will be sure to tell you that the previous MKZ was a solid platform to work with, and they wouldn't be alone. J.D. Power gave the MKZ a 2007 "Best in Class" award for initial quality, and Consumer Reports listed it as a Recommended Buy for 2008. That's not to say there wasn't room for improvement. In our review of a 2007 AWD model, we asserted that the MKZ needed to offer dramatically more to set it apart from the Fusion and Milan besides exterior styling, and we found the 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed transmission to be merely satisfactory. Lincoln knew it had to step up its game, and it set a series of goals to improve the overall quality, styling and performance of the MKZ. The 2010 MKZ is entirely new from A-pillar forward, highlighted by Lincoln's soon-to-be-signature split-wing grille and a subtly revised lower fascia. The design is similar enough to the old car that it won't win or lose any fans, but Lincoln did an admirable job of giving the new MKZ a more modern look. The rear has also been given a refresh with a new decklid, LED taillights and a new lower fascia with large cutouts to better highlight the dual exhaust tips. However, the most significant update is to the interior. While the previous car's appointments were reasonably competitive, Lincoln has made a concerted effort boost the quality of materials used and improve the overall look of the cabin. Genuine wood or aluminum is used depending on the trim package, and soft-touch materials make up the entire dash. Cabin noise has been reduced thanks to upgraded sound absorbent material in nearly everything surrounding the cockpit – the windshield, door seals, fenders, pillars, the floor and even the headliner. The instrument panel has been redesigned to have a more three-dimensional, modern look and an optional eight-inch touch-screen display is conveniently positioned higher up on the dash. The bucket seats are now wrapped in premium Bridge of Weir leather and have just the right amount of bolstering. We could easily spend hours …
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2010 MKZ Overview

2010 Lincoln MKZ – Click above for high-res image gallery Launched in 2006 as the Zephyr, Lincoln's entry-level luxury sedan has undergone quite a few changes over the last three years. Graced with a new name – the MKZ – in 2007, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 and available all-wheel drive, the feature list continued to grow when SYNC and reverse park-assist were added to the MKZ in 2008. Like its Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan brothers, the 2010 MKZ benefits from a significant mid-cycle refresh that Lincoln hopes will make it more competitive in its segment. We recently spent a day with the new MKZ, scrutinizing its revamped exterior design, inspecting its all-new interior and testing out the re-tuned engine and suspension. Read on to see if the sum of the 2010 Lincoln MKZ's parts add up to an improved car. %Gallery-50278% Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc Lincoln will be sure to tell you that the previous MKZ was a solid platform to work with, and they wouldn't be alone. J.D. Power gave the MKZ a 2007 "Best in Class" award for initial quality, and Consumer Reports listed it as a Recommended Buy for 2008. That's not to say there wasn't room for improvement. In our review of a 2007 AWD model, we asserted that the MKZ needed to offer dramatically more to set it apart from the Fusion and Milan besides exterior styling, and we found the 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed transmission to be merely satisfactory. Lincoln knew it had to step up its game, and it set a series of goals to improve the overall quality, styling and performance of the MKZ. The 2010 MKZ is entirely new from A-pillar forward, highlighted by Lincoln's soon-to-be-signature split-wing grille and a subtly revised lower fascia. The design is similar enough to the old car that it won't win or lose any fans, but Lincoln did an admirable job of giving the new MKZ a more modern look. The rear has also been given a refresh with a new decklid, LED taillights and a new lower fascia with large cutouts to better highlight the dual exhaust tips. However, the most significant update is to the interior. While the previous car's appointments were reasonably competitive, Lincoln has made a concerted effort boost the quality of materials used and improve the overall look of the cabin. Genuine wood or aluminum is used depending on the trim package, and soft-touch materials make up the entire dash. Cabin noise has been reduced thanks to upgraded sound absorbent material in nearly everything surrounding the cockpit – the windshield, door seals, fenders, pillars, the floor and even the headliner. The instrument panel has been redesigned to have a more three-dimensional, modern look and an optional eight-inch touch-screen display is conveniently positioned higher up on the dash. The bucket seats are now wrapped in premium Bridge of Weir leather and have just the right amount of bolstering. We could easily spend hours …Hide Full Review