Lincoln’s hanging on to its sedans for at least another year, but the MKZ will roll into 2020 without any major changes. We expect to see a few new colors, new wheel designs, and a shuffling of options packages.
Though it’s based on the Ford Fusion sedan, the MKZ has its own stance and luxury details like chrome accents and LED headlights. Under the hood, we’ll continue to see the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower that we have this year. An available 400-hp 3.0-liter delivers more than adequate acceleration in a car this size. There’s a hybrid, too, which offers 40 mpg combined.
A load of active safety tech is standard and includes automatic emergency braking, lane-departure alerts, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, rear parking sensors, auto high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise. Elsewhere, we expect many of the same standard features the MKZ came with in 2019: An 8-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, 11-speaker audio, LED running lights, and 18-inch wheels.
The Audi A4 and Acura TLX offer heated competition for the MKZ. We don’t have exact pricing or release date details yet but expect to see the MKZ start around $36,000 like it did in 2019.