2010 Lincoln MKZ
The Lincoln MKZ was known as the Zephyr the year of production in 2006. The new MKZ is built to compete with the rival such as the Lexus ES350. There is nothing as smooth and silky as a Lexus…but we’ll take it for what it’s worth.
The new model has been face lifted with new front and rear fascias, highlighted by stretched tail lamps and smoother contours throughout. Inside this spaceship, the MKZ has been redesigned to feature a more modern dashboard and gauges, leather seat trim and Ford’s new audio and HVAC controls. Standard equipment will include heated and cooled front seats and reverse sensing.
The 3.5-liter V6 Duratec engine powers the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, delivering 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque. Overall performance has improved significantly, with 0-60 mph times dropping from 7.7 to 7.1 seconds. Much of that improved performance is owed to the new six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, which delivers power to the front wheels in the entry-level configuration, and to all-wheels with the optional AWD package.
The 2010 MKZ can be structured with a Sport Appearance Package with special sport suspension tuning with stiffer springs and larger stabilizer bars, 18-inch Euroflange polished wheels, darkened grille and headlamps, and an interior with contrasting piping. It gives the car a much needed sporty look.
The MKZ also offers several new high-tech features, including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA), which promises make navigating traffic and parking lots safer.
Overall, this car is now considered somewhat of a looker. The engine was never really up to par until the 2010 was introduced…but you will start to see many of these filling lanes near you.