2010 Lincoln MKZ
4:38

2010 Lincoln MKZ

Automobiles
>> The Lincoln MKZ, under the skin basically a Ford Fusion but quite different in refinement and style. Let's check the tech. ^M00:00:11 [ Music ] ^M00:00:16 >> Let's get to the cabin tech. Our vehicle's fairly well-equipped. We have as you can see a touch screen hard drive based navigation system. We have DVD playback when you're parked of course, not while you're driving, good size screen that's what about six and one half or seven inches, map quality is good, not class leading; it's a little bit jaggy and kind of fuzzy looking around some of the edges and fonts and street lines and such but it's in there with the best of the pack. Being hard drive based you also get pretty good snap, good throttle response if you will, on inputs on the screen. And of course as is becoming common these days, you've got the 3D Birdseye view or if you prefer like I often do, the good old fashioned 2D map view. Now when you get this car without any optional packages you still get Lincoln sound, not this THX. We do as you can see have the upgraded package with the THX audio. It is a 5.1 surround sound system, one of our favorites in the business, so when you are watching a DVD movie or playing a DVD audio disk by the way you're going to get correct 5.1 decoding. As I mentioned that hard drive based system that also means you've got a jukebox here when you can store music. And of course Sirius Satellite radio is standard on this guy and the reason for that is more than just the audio. You've got satellite radio of course but that also brings you Sirius TravelLink and that's under this i button down here to bring you information that comes down through the satellite network. And this car comes with six months of activation on Sirius. After that it's on your nickel. Now here's a key point. These cars will all come with Sync as just about every Ford does these days or at least offers optionally, and even if you don't get this hard drive base navigation system, you still have navigation through Sync. They call it directions and information or something so you can do a voice command through the data connection of your Bluetooth cell phone to reach out to tell the system I want to go a certain place and it will then feed down a very rudimentary display of directions on a text display and give you audio prompts. When you get the Nav package you also of course take advantage of that screen to give you a backup camera that gives you zones of how close and far you are from things, but doesn't give you trajectory as you steer the wheel. And because we have Sync that also means we have these toys here in the console, the now familiar USB jack and auxiliary input. It's one of the better systems that way. And of course you can connect wirelessly with A2DP stereo Bluetooth streaming; that's also part of Sync which is standard on this car. I want to talk about this for a second. This is a Ford-Lincoln-Mercury thing this keypad on the outside of the car. Sometimes they put it up here on the pillar but either way it's very cool for when you lock your keys in your car. ^M00:02:58 [ Music ] ^M00:03:03 >> I find the new Lincoln Grille and face very similar to that found on the MKZ and MKT is a good looking piece of work. The rear not so much. The Nav package also includes BLSIS Ford's Blind Spot Information System. It tells you about things in your blind spot yes but also warns you of cross traffic when you're backing out of a blind driveway for example. Under hood is the three and one half liter Duratek V6, not a technologically more advanced ego boost motor which would have turbo charging and direct injection. That said, this Duratek's a good motor. Power is ready right now, part of that thanks to a six speed automatic that takes most of the slush out of slush box, 263 horsepower and 243 pounds of torque are not amazing numbers today, but they're very usably applied in this car. MPG is 1724 which is a little unimpressive. All right let's price out this MKZ. Base is about $35,000; again it includes Sync and some of the niceties, it's not a basic car. But on top of that you're definitely going to want to spend $2500 on the navigation package which is more than Nav. It's the hard drive audio system; it's the navigation as we saw, the touch screen interface, also the blind spot warning and the cross traffic alert technology as well as the rear view camera. That's a pretty good package for that price. But to go all the way CNET style you've got to spend $5600 total for a package that includes the Nav package I just mentioned, a Tech package which includes some advanced lighting and such and rain-sensing wipers and then adds in THX Audio which is a killer, 17-inch wheels, I could take or leave those and a power moon roof.

Up Next

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

Up Next

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires
f-150-raptor-still

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV
volvo-c40-recharge-still

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid
yamaha-still

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!
gt4-e-perf-still

Driving Porsche's Top-Secret Prototype Electric Race Car!

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport
land-rover-range-rover-sport-fl-still-v1

Our First Look at the All-New 2023 Ranger Rover Sport

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy
sierra-at4x-still

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: More Capable, Still Fancy

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On
nfl-cut-5-with-vo-00-00-34-02-still009

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car
title-00-00-06-19-still001

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed
thumb2

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users
airpodspro2-00-00-16-15-still010

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home
ultracnet

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14
yt-e-sim-explainer-v2

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14

Most Popular All most popular

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home
ultracnet

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed
thumb2

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14
yt-e-sim-explainer-v2

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14

The US Is About to Exit a Long Dark Age of Lousy Headlights
mazda-i-activsense-adaptive-led-headlamps-alh-mp4-00-01-04-10-still001

The US Is About to Exit a Long Dark Age of Lousy Headlights

iPhone 14 is Missing These 5 Features
top5iphone14missing-00-00-00-00-still001

iPhone 14 is Missing These 5 Features

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users
airpodspro2-00-00-16-15-still010

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users

Latest Products All latest products

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use