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2018 Lincoln MKZ KBB Expert Review

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By Joe Tralongo, Contributing Editor

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ is the midsize-luxury sedan with a distinctively American twist regarding what a luxury car should be. While its powerful engine options and high-tech features help it keep pace with cars like the Audi A4, the MKZ’s styling, interior design, ride and handling all cater to those who appreciate a competent car with a more luxurious feel. The MKZ offers the option of all-wheel drive, as well as a hybrid version at no extra cost. The sum total of all its parts gives the MKZ an upscale feel more distinctive than in a Cadillac ATS or Lexus ES 350. For the money, it’s hard to beat what this stylish Lincoln offers, and that may just be the MKZ’s most appealing feature.

You'll Like This Car If...

If your idea of a luxury car is one that pampers its passengers with the latest technology, impresses with its sophisticated design and delivers good power and handling without compromising ride comfort, the 2018 Lincoln MKZ or MKZ Hybrid deserves a good look.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you’re looking for a performance machine on par with the BMW 3 Series or Cadillac ATS, the 2018 Lincoln MKZ isn’t going to get your juices flowing. The MKZ’s resale value isn’t as good as some rivals, nor is its dealer network as exclusive.

What's New for 2018

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ carries over with no major changes of note.

Driving It Driving Impressions

The 2018 MKZ isn’t some Ford clone wearing a Lincoln badge, it is a truly exceptional sedan that when equipped with the available 400-horsepower/400-lb-ft-of-torque twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, will take your breath away. While ride and handling in the turbocharged 2.0-liter car are clearly geared for comfort over aggressive cornering, the 3.0-liter version equipped with the optional Driver’s package makes time spent behind the wheel noticeably more engaging. The package includes Lincoln’s Dynamic Torque Vectoring that works by adjusting the amount of torque going to each wheel, thus improving cornering and traction. Also part of the package is Lincoln’s adjustable-shock setup with driver-selectable Comfort, Normal and Sport settings. The MKZ’s steering feel isn’t as heavy or precise as with a BMW or Infiniti sedan, but it’s not far from the experience behind the wheel of a Lexus, Volvo or Acura.

Favorite Features

In keeping with its high-tech luxury theme, the 2018 Lincoln MKZ replaces the traditional manual shift lever with a series of dash-mounted buttons. As with all new technology, Lincoln has built in safeguards to keep accidental gear changes from occurring should one inadvertently bump the panel.

Lincoln Drive Control permits the driver more control over the car’s handling via a 3-mode setting for the shocks, transmission shift points, traction control, throttle and steering inputs. The settings for Normal, Sport or Comfort are self-explanatory and actually work as promised.

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