The 2013 Lincoln MKZ likely will surprise you with its many available premium features. It even can match high-end luxury cars with massage-function seats and adaptive LED headlights. And those lights are just one element of the MKZ’s sophisticated design. Another surprise is that the MKZ can deliver all that at a relatively affordable price.
The midsize 2013 Lincoln MKZ seats five. Lincoln offers the MKZ in Premiere and Premiere Hybrid trims. Both can be upgraded with Select, Reserve or Preferred “equipment packages.” Front-wheel drive is standard for each model; all-wheel drive is optional for the Premiere. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for that model. The Premiere Hybrid comes with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The MKZ is completely redesigned for 2013.
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ makes an immediate impact with its distinctive split-wing grille and sweptback headlights. Prominent shoulder lines then flow back from the front lights all the way to the rear of the car. There, distinctive full-width taillights and dual-exhaust outlets create a modern, sporty appearance. The Lincoln brand itself emphasizes the design of the exterior mirrors. They look like they’re mounted on their own individual pedestals.
The MKZ’s adaptive LED headlamps are standard. So are LED taillights and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. As for the standard mirrors, they’re heated and have integrated blind-spot mirrors, LED turn signals and approach lighting. The MKZ shows off two glass-roof options. There’s a traditional power-opening moonroof along with a much larger power-operated panoramic roof. That can open enough to uncover the second-row passengers. A selection of 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels also is available.
The 2013 MKZ offers an elegant, futuristic cabin layout. Up front, the wide center stack lays back from the usual vertical positioning. It also flows into an expressive center console, where it meets another flowing structural element anchored into the floor. As a result, the console, seen from the side, seems to be floating. Looking for the transmission shifter? That’s been replaced by buttons near the driver-side center climate vent. For practical benefits, 60/40-split folding seats are standard and complemented by a trunk capacity of 15.4 cubic feet. (In the Hybrid, storage space is 11.1 cubic feet.)
You’ll find plenty of upscale equipment inside the MKZ. Standard features include leather seats, heat and 10-way power adjustability for the front row, dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Genuine wood instrument-panel trim is standard as well. Turning to the MKZ equipment groups, you can find heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats and a heated steering wheel with its own genuine wood accents. The contoured massage-function front seats and outboard inflatable rear seatbelts are among the MKZ’s standalone options.
Lincoln provides a standard turbocharged engine for the 2013 MKZ. It’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 is optional and makes 300 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as standard equipment. Additionally, both are available with all-wheel drive. Continuously controlled damping is standard across the lineup for improved ride and handling.
The Hybrid is the fuel-economy leader for the MKZ lineup. It earns EPA ratings of 38/37 mpg city/highway.
The 2013 MKZ comes with a well-rounded standard infotainment system. This setup bundles a 10.1-inch LCD screen in the instrument panel, an 8-inch touch screen in the center stack, voice recognition, Bluetooth, access to mobile apps, proprietary traffic services and an 11-speaker audio system with satellite radio.
Although a rearview camera isn’t standard, it is available. Also available for driver assistance are adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assistance, a blind spot system, forward-collision warning with brake pre-charging, lane-keeping technology, parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert. Navigation and a THX II certified audio system, with 700 watts of power and 14 speakers, help fill out the MKZ’s list of infotainment upgrades.
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2013 Lincoln MKZ Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2013 Lincoln MKZ for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
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2013 Lincoln MKZ Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is $9,995 - $16,997.
The average selling price is $13,815.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$35,925 - $37,815
This is the price range for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$9,995 - $16,997
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$10,200 - $17,350
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