The 2018 Lincoln MKZ doesn't worry about being flashy or trying to attract buyers with gimmicks. Instead, the MKZ just does everything a luxury midsize sedan should do in a stylish, capable, and understated manner. You can also specify a number of different personalities to your MKZ, so it can be as relaxing, robust, or fuel-efficient as buyers want it to be.
One thing that makes the MKZ a particularly attractive proposition is its pricing. As a high-quality luxury model it doesn't come cheap, but Lincoln pricing the MKZ Hybrid a touch lower than the gas version makes it a particularly attractive and fuel-efficient choice.
There are four different versions of the 2018 MKZ, which start with the entry level Premiere trim and then go upwards to the Select, Reserve, and the stunning Black Label. Since it's a luxury model, the Lincoln MKZ doesn't have a particularly basic version, so all versions represent good value for money.
But at a time when hybrid versions often cost far more than their regular counterparts, the fact that the hybrid versions of the MKZ don't cost more than non-electrified versions makes them an obvious and irresistible choice. Of course, if fuel efficiency isn't highest on your list of priorities, an MKZ Black Label with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo putting out as much as 400 horsepower is also well worth a look too.
The MKZ has been in production now for more than a decade, and the current second-generation has been around since the 2013 model year. That means the 2018 Lincoln MKZ is in the fifth model year of the second generation, so if there had been any bugs to iron out initially, they've been addressed and resolved.
If you are concerned about reliability, Lincoln offers an excellent bumper-to-bumper warranty covering the car for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. On top of that, you're also covered by Lincoln's nationwide roadside assistance for as long as you own your MKZ.
If you are thinking of towing with an MKZ, you will have to think carefully about what you're towing. When properly configured, the MKZ is rated to tow a maximum of 1,000 pounds, which is ok for a small cargo trailer, a lightweight trailer for a dirt bike, or something similar.
Whether you opt for a V-6 or four-cylinder version of the MKZ, or front or all-wheel drive, the end result is the same. The V-6 might be a seriously powerful 3.0-liter 350 horsepower twin-turbo, but the 2018 MKZ will still be rated at that 1,000-pound limited to its vehicle classification.