2020 Lincoln MKZ Gets One Last Lease Of Life

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Lincoln has updated the MKZ for the 2020 model year before the luxury sedan gets discontinued.

After 13 years, the Lincoln MKZ is ending production later this year to make way for new Ford models that will be produced at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico. Before the luxury sedan gets the axe, Lincoln is giving the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid a send off with a raft of updates for the 2020 model year including some cosmetic updates, revised trim levels, and price changes. For the 2020 model year, the only available trim levels are the base model, Reserve, and Hybrid Reserve.

With FWD, the base Lincoln MKZ starts at $37,745 while the AWD version starts at $39,745, meaning that both versions of the base model have increased in price by $750.

2017-2020 Lincoln MKZ Front Angle View Lincoln
2017-2020 Lincoln MKZ Front Angle View Lincoln

However, the starting price of the Reserve trims has been slashed by $2,445, starting at $44,495 for the FWD version and $45,495 for AWD. The Hybrid Reserve, on the other hand, starts at $43,495, which is $3,505 more than the outgoing model. All prices include the $995 destination charge.

Four exterior colors have been also been removed but have been replaced with four new colors: Blue Diamond Metallic, Crystal Copper Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic and Ruby Red Metallic. A new, bright aluminum 19-inch wheel with ebony pockets is available on all four trims. All four trims are also available with new 19-inch aluminum wheels available in two different designs, and a body-color upper grille can be added to the MKZ Reserve and MKZ Hybrid Reserve, which is included with the Monochromatic Package.

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2017-2020 Lincoln MKZ Front View Driving Lincoln
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Several new packages have also been added for the 2020 Lincoln MKZ. Available for $2,000 for all trim levels, a new Convenience Package adds a 110V/150W AC power outlet, ambient lighting, Lincoln Experiences Phase II, a power tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with memory, power trunk lid with soft close, two rear-seat charging USB ports, and a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system.

Reserve and Hybrid Reserve trims can also be equipped with an Elements Package, which adds heated/cooled first-row seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel, and a Luxury Package that includes LED headlights, multi-contour front seats with active motion, and a 20-speaker sound system.

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When equipped with the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, the MKZ Reserve can also be equipped with a Magnetic Package, which includes 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels and a painted upper grille. When finished in Infinite Black Metallic or White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, the Reserve and Hybrid Reserve can be equipped with a Monochromatic Package that adds 19-inch finished in high-gloss black and a unique body-color upper grille.

Powertrain options carry over, meaning the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while the Hybrid version packs an electrified 2.0-liter four-cylinder generating 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque.

2017-2020 Lincoln MKZ Dashboard Lincoln
2017-2020 Lincoln MKZ Dashboard Lincoln

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