2017 Lincoln MKZ – Lincoln has always been Ford’ s high-end brand, but some believe Lincoln simply doesn’t compete when stacked against other luxury brands like Mercedes and Lexus. Despite the launch of the MK series, Lincoln couldn’t get the following it actually desired. Nevertheless, Lincoln believed it was necessary to redesign it with styling and some new features for the 2017 model year.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Review
Be that as it may, the 2017 MKZ, a 5-seat high-end midsize sedan, comes in four trims: the base Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. A hybrid version of each trim is also available. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard, all-wheel drive (AWD) elective, but keep in mind the hybrid vehicle is only accessible with FWD.
Decidedly passenger-friendly, the approaching year’s MKZ offers 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space in the standard variation, while the hybrid vehicle, with its bulky back-mounted battery pack, offers 11.1 cubic feet.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Interior
Look for the 2017 MKZ to sport a sleeker hood, a brand new dark finish grille design, and upgraded adaptive LED headlights. Indoors, expect new carbon-fiber accents and an overdue redesigned center stack, with buttons and knobs replacing those old, ill-advised slipping selectors for climate control and sound. The 2017 MKZ can also be equipped with an optional 20-speaker Revel Ultima superior stereo system and new multi-contour front seats. A pair of additional MKZ Black Label motifs, Chalet and Vineyard, are new for 2017, joining Modern Heritage, Oasis, the current Indulgence, and Center Stage varieties.
Up front, the MKZ can be fitted with adaptive LED headlights, while the fog lights are replaced with LED lights that were smaller. The corner vents below the lights have been made a bit taller. The most noticeable difference is the single-bit front grille, together with chrome accenting around lower air vents and the fog lights. The hood carries exactly the same design as the theory model, but the external body lines make it look like the hood is not a bit shorter and more competitive.
The side of the MKZ is basically unchanged from the 2013 notion version. It still has that lower body line that runs between the front and rear wheels on the underparts of the doors. Even the mirrors and side markers seem the same. The MKZ can also be equipped with an optional retractable glass roof that was panoramic.
To the back, the car seems almost identical to the notion also. It has the LED bar that runs along the deck lid between the lights, and the little LED taillights. The lip on the deck lid remains the same, as does the high-mount brake light.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Engine
The MKZ serves as the host for a brand new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that is, at least for now, exclusive to the Lincoln brand. Front-wheel-drive V6 models will be restricted to 350 hp while still creating the complete amount of torque. We expect this engine to proliferate throughout the Lincoln range — the Continental concept was powered by an engine with the same fundamental specs —but executives wouldn’t ensure that it will never appear in a Ford. Then again, is it Lincoln’s mistake if, say, the Mustang team cooks up something wicked with this twin-turbo V6?
While the 3.0-liter V-6 replaces the outgoing MKZ’s generally aspirated 3.7-liter V6, lesser MKZs soldier on with carryover engines. The base engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder, creeps up five hp to 245 and can again be paired with either front- or all-wheel drive. The hybrid powertrain combines a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a two-motor CVT and stays a just front wheel drive affair. Lincoln executives wouldn’t support whether they will continue to sell the hybrid vehicle and the base engine with the exact same starting price for the 2017 model, but they noted that strategy has elevated the hybrid to 30 percent of all MKZ sales while poaching customers from import brands.
Lincoln is backing away from the EcoBoost name in its marketing and in the badging on the automobile. The turbocharged gas engines will instead be branded as 3.0T and 2.0T on the trunk lid. Marketing execs say they’re making the change because high-end buyers aren’t interested in any “Eco” aspect of these engines, but we guess the real intent is to obfuscate the link between Ford engines and Lincoln autos.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Price
The new Lincoln MKZ starts out at $35,010 for the entry-level MKZ 100A with front-wheel drive and scales to has high as $45,400 for the range-topping Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ Reserve 300A all-wheel drive with the 3.0-liter V-6. There are quite a few add-on packages available, with the cheapest being the Climate Package at $695. You could also choose the Technology Bundle for $2,395, the Driver’s Bundle for $3,395, the Luxury Package for $4,400, or Bundle Plus the Select for $1,255. For those interested in quality sound, the Revel Audio system with 14 speakers and HD radio can be had for $1,180. As you can see the new MKZ really starts out a bit more affordable than the 2016 version, but could climb well into $50,000 land if you go for one of the upper trim levels and start marking off choice boxes.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Video
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