The MKZ carries a very mainstream exterior profile which most vehicles in the luxury class have also adopted: a sophisticated and classy look that is neither unique or truly exciting. Upfront, it's fitted with a wide satin aluminum mesh grille that's flanked by adaptive HID headlamps with LED signature lighting and is underscored by a blacked-out lower air intake with a chrome lower strip and chrome fog light housing borders. While the Standard MKZ rides atop 18-inch five-spoke machined alloy wheels, the Reserve MKZ is fitted with 19-inch seven-spoke satin-finished alloy wheels.
Dimensions for the MKZ are conventional for the midsize sedan class, with an overall body length of 193.9 inches, it's as long as the Cadillac CT5 but around two inches shorter than the Lexus ES. Its height of 58.1 inches makes it around an inch taller than both those comparisons, while its width of 75.1 inches (with mirrors folded) makes it around an inch wider too. At 112.2 inches, its wheelbase is relatively short. A curb weight of 3,739 and 3,899 pounds places the MKZ on the heavier side of the class' spectrum, with the CT5 weighing in at around 3,600-odd pounds, and the ES at around 3,649 lbs.
|Lincoln MKZ Trims||Standard||Reserve||Hybrid Reserve|
|Max Width||73.4 in.||73.4 in.||73.4 in.|
|Length||194.1 in.||194.1 in.||194.1 in.|
|Height||58.1 in.||58.1 in.||58.1 in.|
|Wheelbase||112.2 in.||112.2 in.||112.2 in.|
|Lincoln MKZ Trims||Curb Weight|
|Standard||3,739 - 3,900 lbs.|
|Reserve||3,739 - 3,900 lbs.|
|Hybrid Reserve||3,871 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
Three new colors have been added to the MKZ's exterior color palette and four of the old ones have been removed, leaving a total of ten hues available for the MKZ lineup, although only the Reserve gets access to all of them. Available for both trims at no extra cost are Infinite Black, Magma Red, and Magnetic Gray, as well as two of the new options, Empire Blue and Silver Radiance. At an additional cost of $695 either trim can also be hued in either White Platinum, Iced Mocha, Ceramic Pearl, and new for 2020, Red Carpet. Exclusively available for the Reserve MKZ is a Rhapsody Blue which also carries an additional charge of $695. Blue does well for the MKZ, so we recommend the Empire Blue for the Standard MKZ and the Rhapsody Blue for the Reserve MKZ.