2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Lincoln MKZ: What’s the Difference?

2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Lincoln MKZ

The 2019 Lincoln Continental and the 2019 Lincoln MKZ are designed to provide refined power, a look of distinction, and strong confidence - everything you want in your next sedan. But if both of these Lincoln models have what you need, which suits you better? To help answer that question, our expert's at Sutton Lincoln created a 2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Lincoln MKZ comparison page, assessing the best features and specs of both models. For this comparison, we will be using the 2019 Lincoln Continental Select, starting at $49,945 MSRP, and the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve I, starting at $38,995 MSRP.

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Features & Technology

Keep ahead of the tech curve with the innovative features included on the Continental and the MKZ. Whether you want the best in infotainment or the latest smartphone software, these Lincoln sedans have what you want! Check the lists below for key tech specs of each model:

2019 Continental

2019 Lincoln Continental Interior Technology Panel
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability, and integrated SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®
  • Autolamp Automatic On/Off Headlamps
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Lincoln Premium Sound System with 10 speakers
  • Lincoln Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Remote Start System
  • SiriusXM®

2019 MKZ

2019 Lincoln MKZ Interior Technology Panel
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability, HD Radio™ Technology, and integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • 10.1-in. configurable LCD instrument cluster screen
  • Lincoln Connect™ 4G LTE
  • Remote Start System
  • SmartGauge® with EcoGuide instrument cluster with 2 configurable 4.2-in. LCD screens
  • Lincoln Premium Sound System with 11 speakers
  • SiriusXM®

Price Overview

Both the Continental and the MKZ offer three trim levels, catering to various tastes and design needs. See the breakdown below for price and trim specifics for each model:

2019 Continental

  • Continental Standard - Starting at $46,145 MSRP
  • Continental Select - Starting at $49,945 MSRP
  • Continental Reserve - Starting at $59,710 MSRP

2019 MKZ

  • MKZ Standard - Starting at $35,995 MSRP
  • MKZ Reserve I - Starting at $38,995 MSRP
  • MKZ Reserve II - Starting at $44,995 MSRP

Performance Specs

For those who prize power over gas mileage, the V6 equipped Continental is likely the better choice. If you want strong fuel efficiency, then the turbocharged I4 of the MKZ has what you need. Look through the following list for performance figures of each engine:

2019 Continental

  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6
  • 305 HP
  • 280 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17 MPG city/26 MPG hwy

2019 MKZ

  • 2.0L Turbo I4
  • 245 HP
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 MPG city/29 MPG hwy

Size & Trunk Space

Both of these Lincoln sedans sport ample space for passengers and cargo alike, ensuring you stay comfortable even with a full load. See below for model-specific measurements:

2019 Continental

  • Passenger space: 5 passengers
  • Rear cargo space: 16.7 cu.-ft.

2019 MKZ

  • Passenger space: 5 passengers
  • Rear cargo space: 15.4 cu.-ft.

Safety & Comfort

Regardless of which Lincoln you choose, you can be confident that you'll be pampered to no end. Outfitted with custom tailored leather, luxurious design elements, and a long list of safety features, the Continental and the MKZ ensure you remain safe and comfortable at all times. The full list of comfort and safety features can be found below:

2019 Continental

2019 Lincoln Continental Interior Design
  • Bridge of Weir Deepsoft™ leather-trimmed seats
  • Hands-free, foot-activated trunk lid
  • Illuminated front door-sill scuff plates
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine wood accent
  • Power-cinch door closing
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power windows with one-touch-down front, one-touch-up/-down rear, and global open/close for all windows
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Lincoln Co-Pilot360™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
  • Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Personal Safety System™
  • AdvanceTrac®
  • SecuriCode™ and SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System

2019 MKZ

2019 Lincoln MKZ Interior Design
  • Bridge of Weir™ leather-trimmed seats
  • Fade-up ambient lighting
  • Comfort front seats with 10-way power adjustability and driver's side memory feature
  • Heated front seats
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/-down and global open/close
  • Sonata Spin aluminum accents on the instrument panel and door-trim panels
  • Wollsdorf leather-wrapped steering wheel and airbag cover
  • Lincoln Drive Control featuring Adaptive Suspension, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), and Active Noise Control
  • Lincoln Co-Pilot360™
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Personal Safety System™
  • AdvanceTrac®
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • MyKey®