Lincoln MKZ Depreciation

A Lincoln MKZ will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,146.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per, and assumes a purchase price of $41,307 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Lincoln MKZ Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $10,595 74.35% $30,712 13,500 2021
2 $13,193 68.06% $28,114 27,000 2022
3 $17,840 56.81% $23,467 40,500 2023
4 $19,332 53.20% $21,975 54,000 2024
5 $23,161 43.93% $18,146 67,500 2025
6 $25,453 38.38% $15,854 81,000 2026
7 $26,482 35.89% $14,825 94,500 2027
8 $31,311 24.20% $9,996 108,000 2028
9 $32,831 20.52% $8,476 121,500 2029
10 $34,008 17.67% $7,299 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $10,595 74.35% $30,712
2 $13,193 68.06% $28,114
3 $17,840 56.81% $23,467
4 $19,332 53.20% $21,975
5 $23,161 43.93% $18,146
6 $25,453 38.38% $15,854
7 $26,482 35.89% $14,825
8 $31,311 24.20% $9,996
9 $32,831 20.52% $8,476
10 $34,008 17.67% $7,299

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If you purchase a used Lincoln MKZ that is 2 years old, then you could save $13,193 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $9,968. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used MKZ models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Lincoln MKZ

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is our top pick for the best model year value for the MKZ. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 57% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the MKZ, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the MKZ's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Lincoln MKZ models.

Lincoln MKZ Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $41,307 $41,307 $221 $0 0% 100%
2019 $39,775 $29,837 $266 $11,470 27.77% 74.35% Better
2018 $38,454 $26,519 $349 $3,318 11.12% 68.06% Better
2017 $37,939 $22,031 $476 $4,488 16.92% 56.81% Best
2016 $32,310 $17,748 $559 $4,283 19.44% 53.2% Good
2015 $33,225 $15,323 $728 $2,425 13.66% 43.93% Good
2014 $32,755 $13,608 $1,036 $1,715 11.19% 38.38%
2013 $32,850 $12,972 $1,182 $636 4.67% 35.89%
2012 $32,614 $9,171 $1,279 $3,801 29.3% 24.2%
2011 $32,085 $8,055 $1,472 $1,116 12.17% 20.52%
2010 $32,554 $7,267 $1,514 $788 9.78% 17.67%
2009 $31,792 $6,461 $1,746 $806 11.09% 14.83%
2008 $30,660 $5,487 $2,074 $974 15.08% 11.13%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $41,307 100%
2019 $29,837 74.35% Better
2018 $26,519 68.06% Better
2017 $22,031 56.81% Best
2016 $17,748 53.2% Good
2015 $15,323 43.93% Good
2014 $13,608 38.38%
2013 $12,972 35.89%
2012 $9,171 24.2%
2011 $8,055 20.52%
2010 $7,267 17.67%
2009 $6,461 14.83%
2008 $5,487 11.13%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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