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By Cars.com Staff
August 27, 2008
Vehicle Overview The MKZ is Lincoln's entry-level midsize sedan, and it competes with entry-level vehicles like the Lexus ES and Cadillac CTS. The MKZ can be had with all-wheel drive and has standard heated and cooled front seats and a hands-free communication and entertainment system.
New for 2009 The MKZ adds a standard electronic stability system.
Exterior The MKZ features prominent fog lights in front, along with a thin crossbar across its waterfall grille. It also features rectangular headlights and split taillamps. The MKZ measures 190.5 inches long, making it very similar in size to competitors like the CTS (191.6) and ES (191.1).
Standard 17-inch wheels
Available eight-spoke design on wheels
Standard heated side mirrors
Standard keyless door locking with keypad
Interior Satin nickel trim adorns the MKZ's interior, and the 60/40-split rear seats fold to provide access to the 15.8-cubic-foot trunk, which is the largest of its competitors. A new Midnight Black special-edition package adds contrasting wood inserts to give the MKZ a different look. Sync, a hands-free communication and entertainment system, comes standard. The system integrates mobile phones and media players using Bluetooth and USB technology.
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
Standard power-adjustable heated and cooled leather front seats
Optional navigation system
Optional premium 14-speaker audio system
Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Standard reverse-warning system
Under the Hood The MKZ has one transmission, a six-speed automatic.
263-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 249 pounds-feet of torque
Front-wheel drive standard
All-wheel drive available
Safety Unlike previous years, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ has an electronic stability system standard.