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2019 v. 2016

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In December I took possession of my 2nd MKZ, a 2019 FWD 2.0 Reserve in Ceramic Pearl, taking the place of a 2016 AWD 2.0 Reserve. As my lease end date was approaching, I wanted to take advantage of existing stock & end of year deals so I didn't get *exactly* what I wanted but pretty close. The biggest omission from the option list (and one I'm already feeling) is the AWD. Had I had more time behind the wheel in the FWD version before I signed the lease, I likely would have made a different choice. But I regress....

I'm very pleasantly surprised by how much quieter and how much smoother the ride is in the 2019. I wondered if there are any others here who have moved up a few model years like me and noticed this fairly pronouced difference. It's hard to succinctly quantify, but it's immediatly noticeable on nearly all road surfaces. I couldn't find any info suggesting there were substantial improvements in suspension or sound insulation between '16 - '19 so maybe someone here has some insight.

I will say I don't care for the design of the updated climate control. Too fussy, but it works. The rest of the car feels great. 

Glad to still be part of the family, the Z has the features & style at a better price point then the competition so it wasn't hard to say yes to another one.

 

 

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I went from a '13 to a '17 hybrid.  '13 was quieter with regards to road noise.  And the '13 has Velozza $80 tires on it compared to the '17 which has Michelin Primacy.

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Did the older one have active noise control? The new one does.

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3 hours ago, MKZMark said:

Did the older one have active noise control? The new one does.

That I do not know.  

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