The 2016 Lincoln MKZ base sedan seats five, has front-wheel drive and generates 231 horsepower from a turbocharged, in-line four-cylinder engine. The car has a shiftable six-speed automatic transmission. The fuel tank takes 16.5 gallons of fuel, and the car gets about 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway, for a range of about 363 to 544 miles per tank.
The double overhead cam engine with 16 variably timed valves generates the 231 horsepower at 5,000 revolutions per minute. It produces 270 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. The turning circle is 38 feet.
The car's interior volume is 111.9 cubic feet, and its cargo capacity is 15.4 cubic feet. The Lincoln MKZ's unloaded weight is 3,719 pounds. The car's width is 6 feet 1.4 inches, its height is 4 feet 10.2 inches, and the length measures 16 feet 2.1 inches. The wheelbase is 9 feet 4.2 inches. Front headroom is 37.9 inches, front hip room is 55.1 inches, and front legroom is 44.3 inches. Rear headroom is 36.5 inches, rear hip room is 53.8 inches, and rear legroom is 37 inches.
The base sedan comes with a tachometer, trip computer, cruise control, rear-view camera and a universal remote transmitter for garage doors or security systems.