2012 Lincoln MKZ  -  $35,630


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,630
Base Invoice: $33,552
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 3.5L V6 FWD
Transmission: 6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

Pros

Quiet interior; the hybrid's class-leading gas mileage; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; expanded Sync AppLink features


Model News

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.


Model Highlights

The LINCOLN MKZ comes in a single, very well-equipped trim level that includes a standard 263-horsepower, 3.5L Duratec V6 engine, and a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Overall, the LINCOLN MKZ offers the best of two worlds; it drives like a rather youthful, sporty sedan, but it comes supremely appointed with real wood trim, Bridge of Weir leather and its interior is luxury-car quiet. The LINCOLN MKZ Hybrid is sold as a separate model-- it uses a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine, which is part of a hybrid system that utilizes electric battery-driven motors to recapture energy lost in coasting and braking, using it to aid gas mileage when accelerating. The LINCOLN MKZ Hybrid's system makes up to 191 net hp, but it's capable of accelerating using only electricity at low speeds and very light loads, or it can cruise using electric power only at speeds of up to 47 mph. The Hybrid also gets a SmartGauge instrument cluster which includes an EcoGuide that helps coach the driver toward better mileage.

All LINCOLN MKZ sedans include Sync connectivity, which allows voice-driven commands for smartphones and media players connected through Bluetooth or a USB cable. With it, you can get other services through Sync apps--for traffic reports, turn-by-turn directions, news, or weather, for instance. Heated-and-cooled front seats, a keypad-based keyless entry system, and driver's side power-seat memory settings are also included throughout the model line.

The Ultimate Package, gets an exclusive 600-watt THX II-Certified surround-sound audio system that includes a 12-channel amplifier and 14 speakers. It includes DVD Audio capability as well as DVD-viewing capability when the vehicle is parked. There's also a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), packaged with the navigation system, that uses radar sensors to detect either when a vehicle is in the driver's blind spot or when it's in approaching as potential cross-traffic, warning the driver with a light in the side mirror.

Other available high-tech features (all included with the Ultimate Package) include rain-sensing wipers, and adaptive headlamps that help aim the beam into corners depending speed and steering input. HD Radio technology is included with the navigation system.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
472.50 mi

Engine Order Code
99C

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44B

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.0 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
36.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.8 in

Second Hip Room
53.5 in

Wheelbase
107.4 in

Length, Overall
189.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
56.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.3 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Trunk Volume
16.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3598 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.7 in

Front Tire Order Code
T7C

Rear Tire Order Code
T7C

Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Hybrid/Electric Components Note
Applies to hybrid vehicles only

Roadside Assistance Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
70,000

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V340000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 02, 2015

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
393,623

Summary
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.

Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

Low maintenance 60-amp/hr battery w/battery saver

150-amp alternator

4-wheel independent suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

Dual exhaust system w/chrome tips

17" x 7.5" 9-spoke machined aluminum w/painted pockets

P225/50VR17 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

High-gloss black roof ditch

Chrome beltline molding

Split-wing grille

Quad headlamps w/autolamp on/off delay control

Front fog lamps w/bright bezels

LED tail lamps

Pwr heated mirrors -inc: chrome accent caps, security approach lamps, integrated spotter mirrors, memory, driver-side electrochromic

Solar tinted glass

Acoustic laminated windshield

Variable speed wipers

Chrome door handles

EasyFuel capless refueling

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3 changer -inc: (9) speakers, aux input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month pre-paid subscription *Satellite radio N/A in Alaska or Hawaii*

SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic, AppLink

Bridge of Weir leather trimmed seats

10-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: 2-way pwr lumbar, driver seat memory

Spring-assisted 60/40 split rear bench seat -inc: integrated head restraints, center armrest

Center console -inc: armrest, storage, (2) pwr points, (2) cup holders

Front/rear floor mats

Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: wood accents, speed control, redundant audio controls

Instrument cluster -inc: message center, tachometer, turn signal outage, low oil pressure, door/decklid/hood ajar

Instrument panel storage bin

Delayed accessory pwr shut-off

Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger one-touch up/down, global open with key

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry -inc: integrated key fob, illuminated entry, trunk release, Securicode keypad

Universal garage door opener

SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)

Perimeter anti-theft alarm

Dual zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC) w/air filter

Rear window defroster

Wood interior door appliques

(8) cup holders

Glove box

Front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Overhead console -inc: sunglass holder, maplight

(2) front & (2) rear assist handles

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear dome lamp

Leather wrapped shift knob

Seat back map pockets

Grocery bag hooks in trunk

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Brake actuated traction control

Advance Trac w/electronic stability control

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute

Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system

Front side impact airbags

1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags

Reverse sensing system

SOS post crash alert

Personal safety system -inc: crash sensing system, restraint control module

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear door child safety locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS)

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L DOHC 24-VALVE V6 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
101A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$2,695

 
102A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$5,695

 
BORDEAUX RESERVE METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL CHAMPAGNE METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
RED CANDY METALLIC TINT CLEARCOAT
$495

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CINNAMON METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
RED CANDY METALLIC TINT
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL, LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LIGHT CAMEL, LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL, PERFORATED LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/CASHMERE PIPING
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL, LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/TUXEDO STRIP & MIKO SUEDE INSERT
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/TUXEDO STRIP & LEATHER INSERT
$0

 
INTERIOR ALUMINUM TRIM PKG
$195

 
SPORT APPEARANCE PKG
$1,295

 
EXECUTIVE PKG
$495

 
17" CHROME WHEEL & MOONROOF DISCOUNT PKG
$1,495

 
17" X 7.5" 9-SPOKE CHROME WHEELS
$750

 
MOONROOF
$1,200

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
THX II 5.1 AUDIO SYSTEM
$995

 
FRONT/REAR ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
POWER CODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$345

 
PREMIUM FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$175

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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