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Pros: The 2015 Lincoln MKZ offers luxury and space in a sophisticated-looking package that’s heavy on the amenities and ideal for long cruises and road trips. Plus, the gas and hybrid models start at exactly the same price. 

Cons: If you want the AWD version you’ll have to jump up in price. Also, the button-type gear selector system isn’t for everyone. 

2015 Lincoln MKZ Price and Fuel Economy: There are three Lincoln MKZ models to choose from, each offering a unique engine, and there is only one AWD version.  

  • 2015 Lincoln MKZ 2.0L $37,960 
  • 2015 Lincoln MKZ 3.7L $42,100
  • 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid $37,960 

Because there are three engine choices, there are three sets of fuel economy numbers associated with the 2015 Lincoln MKZ. 

The 2.0L engine returns 10.5L/100km in the city and 7.0L/100km on the highway for a combined rating of 8.9L/100km. Move up to the AWD 3.7L and those numbers jump to 13.7L/100km in the city, 9.2L/100km on the highway, and a combined rating of 11.3L/100km. Of course, the hybrid model sees the best fuel mileage with 5.7L/100km in the city, 6.0L/100km on the highway and a combined rating of 5.8L/100km. 

Powertrain: As mentioned above, there are three unique engines available in the MKZ. The first, and “base” is a 2.0L GTDI EcoBoost mill that produces 240 horsepower and 231 lb-ft of torque. If it’s AWD you want, then you’ll find a 3.7L V6 engine under the hood that pushes out 300 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. And if the hybrid catches your eye, then you’ll find a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid engine that’s good for 188 net horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. 

The FWD and AWD gas-only models feature a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters as the only option. While the Hybrid model is equipped with an e-CVT unit. 

Changes and Improvements: No major changes or improvements were made to the 2015 Lincoln MKZ. 

Cargo Capacity: You’ll find seating for five in the 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 436 litres of trunk space in the gas versions, and 314 litres in the Hybrid. 

Safety: The 2015 Lincoln MKZ is equipped with all manner of safety equipment and standard airbags, as well as available intelligent AWD on the 3.7L, as well as Lincoln Drive Control.

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