2017 Lincoln MKT – Release Date, Review and Specs

Although its unusual shape puts the squeeze on third-row passenger space, the new 2017 Lincoln MKT is indeed a solid option for consumers shopping for a six- or seven-passenger luxury crossover or wagon. Some of its strengths include a hush and well-appointed cabin, a tight third-row head- and legroom, and abundant body roll especially for the base model. Its release date should be expected sometime in August 2017.

2017 Lincoln MKT front angle, grille

Families looking for a three-row luxury crossover SUV have a lot of options in the segment and it all depends on the budget and priorities of the consumer. Lincoln, for 2017, is offering the MKT model which is based on the range-topping iteration of Ford Flex. It gets plenty of standard accessories and unique bodywork than before.

2017 Lincoln MKT side view, alloy wheels

Even the base model is feature-laden with plenty of desirable features such as ventilated and heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Upscale features such as double-paned front windows, a quiet cabin, supple leather, and real wood accents are offered for the range-topping models. Throw in a comfort-oriented suspension and you’ve got yourself a true luxury vehicle capable of soaking up road irregularities.

2017 Lincoln MKT exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

However, there are a few areas where the MKT falls short in terms of its competition such as tight third-row seating, a less voluptuous cargo area, and a relatively stressful ingress and egress. As such, there are several players in its class that can offer an array of features depending on what you want.

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The Acura MDX 2017, for instance, offers a superb all-wheel drive system, extremely comfortable seats, and ample interior storage. Another strong contender would be the 2017 Infiniti QX60. It offers maximum interior space and a similar level of features and performance as the MKT. other compelling choices include the 2017 Volvo XC90, and the 2017 Buick Enclave.

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Offered Trims – Lincoln MKT

Two trim levels are offered for the large, luxurious crossover/wagon-like 2017 Lincoln MKT: MKT and MKT EcoBoost.

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Standard accessories and features available for the base town car model include heated side mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, a rearview camera, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, 19” alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a power liftgate, remote engine start, keyless entry and ignition, and LED taillights and running lights. More of the standard features should be expected on its release date.

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Interior wise, you get a folding and heated 60/40-split second-row seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a telescopic-and-tilt power steering column, 12-way power front seats, automatic tri-zone climate control, a cargo net, a 110-V power outlet, sunshades, a 50/50-split folding third-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstered seats, retractable manual second-row sunshades, and driver memory settings.

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Electronic features available for the MKT include a 10-speaker sound system, an 8” touchscreen display, MyKey parental controls, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite and HD radio, a CD player, Bluetooth audio and phone controls, inflatable seatbelts, two USB ports, and the Sync 3 infotainment system.2017 Lincoln MKT interior, leather seats and backseats

Opting for the MKT EcoBoost model gets you the above plus a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring system, driver-selectable modes an adaptive suspension system, a 14-speaker premium sound system, a power-folding/tumble feature, a six-year subscription to Sirius/XM’s traffic data, and rear cross traffic alert.

2017 Lincoln MKT exterior

Standalone options include a 7” screens embedded on the front seats, a second-row refrigerator console, a ventilated and heated sliding second-row captain’s chairs, 20-inch wheels, a panoramic powered glass roof, metallic interior trim, a rear DVD entertainment system, and automatic parallel-parking assist system.

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2017 Lincoln MKT Engine Specs

Three engines are offered under the hoods of the 2017 Lincoln MKT trim models: a 3.7L V6, a more powerful turbocharged 3.5L V6, and the turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine. The former is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and generates about 303 hp and 278 lbs. ft. of torque. The front-wheel drive is standard here.

2017 Lincoln MKT engine

Opting for the powerful 3.5L V6 engine gets you a healthy 365 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. An AWD is standard here, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system. It comes fitted under the hood of the MKT EcoBoost trim model.

A time of 6.2 seconds is needed to get past 60 mph with the MKT EcoBoost model.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKT Release Date

2017 Lincoln MKT release date

The 2017 Lincoln MKT is expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $43,370. Its release date is set for next year’s August.

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2017 Lincoln MKZ – Release Date, Review and Specs

Although the Lincoln MKZ has been a hard sell compared with more refined entry-level luxury sedan competitors, it offers modern features and a distinctive style. This is particularly true for the 2017 model which, by the look of things, is expected to be a major hit. It offers an eye-catching design, lots of standard features, and a high-fuel economy especially from the Hybrid model. Its release date should be expected sometime in the beginning of 2017.

2017 Lincoln MKZ side view, exterior, blue color, alloy wheels

Not long ago, Lincoln was one of the most sought-after nameplate in the automotive industry especially for the U.S market. However, newer and fresher models have eroded the once revered appeal associated with Lincolns by offering better or matching technologies and features at a favorable pricing. Nevertheless, the brand recently began making concerted efforts in trying to salvage its reputation.

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The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ, for instance, is entirely different from Fords – Ford Fusion to be precise, on which they are based. The MKZ now offers a distinctive, sleek styling that is unique to itself only. Even with all the efforts invested in trying to redesign the MKZ, its engine department is pretty much a Fusion. But who’s complaining?

2017 Lincoln MKZ side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Interior wise, the vehicle offers several upscale features such as active noise cancellation, plenty of high-tech safety and luxury features, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alerts, and plenty of premium surfaces. Even so, there are still some ailing features which may prove detrimental to its image such as an underwhelming interior quality for the base model, a slower than average acceleration, an average interior space, and flimsy dashboard controls.

2017 Lincoln MKZ rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

If you are shopping in the entry-level luxury sedan segment, we’d advise you to check out the 2017 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid or the 2017 Lexus ES 350. They are the real threat to the MKZ, thanks to their plush ride quality, and a well-built interior. Others include the 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Volvo S60, 2017 BMW 3 Series, and the 2017 Acura TLX.

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Offered Trims – Lincoln MKZ

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ: base and the Black Label. The same trims are offered for the separately reviewed 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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The base, also called the Premiere, offers standard accessories and features such as keyless entry and ignition, adaptive suspension dampers, 18” wheels, driver memory settings, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, eight-way heated powered front seats, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, full power accessories, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, and a leather upholstery.

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Equipment available for the base includes rear parking sensors, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, configurable cluster gauge displays, auxiliary and USB inputs, an 8” touchscreen interface, and an 11-speaker sound system.

2017 Lincoln MKZ interior, leather seats

Options included in the Select package include a tilt-and-telescopic powered steering wheel, a 110-V power outlet, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a power closing trunk lid, a blind-spot monitoring system, ambient lighting, a leather upholstery, headlight surround accent lighting, and rear-cross traffic alerts.

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The Black Label Series offers everything above plus adaptive cruise control, lane-departure intervention and warning system, 19” wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, an automated parallel parking system, designer wood trimmings, massaging front seats, a rear power sunshade, interior design premium schemes, a special leather upholstery, and exclusive exterior colors.

2017 Lincoln MKZ Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ are three engines offered. The four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine, to begin with, offers 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is transferred to either the standard FWD or the optional AWD via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Next up is the 300 horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque – producing 3.7L V6 engine. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic which then transmits the power to either the FWD or the AWD. The V6 model, according to various preliminary test drives conducted, only requires 6.7 seconds to zoom from 0-60 mph.

2017 Lincoln MKZengine

Although the Hybrid Review is covered elsewhere on the blog, its powerplant consists of a working synergy between an electric motor and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with the result being an output of about 188 horsepower. The CVT then takes up the power to the FWD (there isn’t an option for an all-wheel drive here).

EPA says the Hybrid should be able to return 41/39/40 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Of course more details such as its top speed, curb weight, more iterations, and etc. should be expected upon its release date.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKZ Release Date

2017 Lincoln MKZ Release date

Rumors allege the new 2017 Lincoln MKZ is slated for release early 2017 with the MKZ Hybrid expected to cost $35,190, and the MKZ Sedan an MSRP of about $34,790.

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2017 Lincoln MKS – Release Date, News and Rumors

Although there are better choices out there for a large, premium-brand sedan, the 2017 Lincoln MKS offers all the luxury sedan basics and costs less than many competitors. It offers a powerful fuel-thrifty turbocharged V6 engine, and abundant standard features. Its release date should be expected sometime in May 2017, according to rumors in automobile circles.

2017 Lincoln MKS exterior, headlights

On a long road trip, the MKS’s quiet passenger cabin is a relaxing place to roll away the miles. However, the most will find the ride quality lacking in overall refinement relative to other options in the segment. Most of its rivals are well-planted and feel more solid on a winding stretch of road.

Although Lincoln hasn’t said anything about the nameplate of its successor, an all-new replacement for the MKS is in the works and we should expect the announcement sooner or later. And in the ever-evolving and hyper-competitive world of big luxury sedans, there is need for constant changes and updates, and news to keep the model afloat in the minds of its fans.

2017 Lincoln MKS front view, grille and headlights

And even with so many appealing and compelling options nipping at the heels of the MKS, that isn’t to say that this dressed-up Ford Taurus version doesn’t have its unique strong points. The electronics interface is pleasing in terms of aesthetics. The passenger and truck are voluptuous, and adding icing to the cake is the turbocharged V6 engine rated at a healthy 365 horsepower.

2017 Lincoln MKS white color, taillights and tailpipe

There is no shortage of desirable rivals in its segment as alluded earlier. Some of these include the more expensive and more refined 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the European models like the 2017 BMW 5 Series, and the 2017 Audi A6.

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We also suggest you take a look at similarly priced alternatives for a more apples-to-apples comparison. They include the 2017 Lexus ES 350, the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis, the 2017 Cadillac CTS, and finally, the 2017 Acura RLX.

Each of these 2017 Lincoln MKS rivals have their own strengths, but they perhaps tend to make the MKS feel and look dated in terms of features and overall performance.

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Offered Trims – Lincoln MKS

Two trim levels are offered for the 2017 Lincoln MKS: MKS and MKS EcoBoost trim models.

Interior Images & 2017 Lincoln MKS Exterior Spy Shots

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The redesigned base MKS model offers the following standard accessories and features: exterior keypad entry, adaptive xenon headlights, 19″ alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, suspension dampers with driver adjustability, remote start, automatic high beams, driver-side auto-dimming heated mirrors, and keyless ignition and entry.

2017 Lincoln MKS gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

Interior wise, you get a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, ventilated and heated power front eight-way seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, leather upholstered surfaces, a 10-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, MyLincoln Touch display, and Lincoln’s Sync voice control.

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The MKS EcoBoost offers similar bells and whistles but further adds 20” wheels, a more powerful engine, and a standard AWD.

2017 Lincoln MKS interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Plenty of options are bundled in packages such as power-adjustable pedals, a blind-spot monitor, HD radio, multi-contour front seats, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, a frontal collision warning system, heated rear seats, an automated parallel-parking system, adaptive cruise control, a 16-speaker surround-sound system, massaging front seats, and wood interior accents.

2017 Lincoln MKS grille and headlights

Pending further additions upon its release date, the existing color palette includes Luxe Metallic, Guard Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tri-Coat, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Black Velvet Metallic.

2017 Lincoln MKS rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Lincoln MKS Engine Specs

Under the hood of the base 2017 Lincoln MKS model is a 3.7L V6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system. The system then takes up the power – 305 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque to either the FWD or the AWD.

2017 Lincoln MKS engine

EPA estimates the fuel economy to stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the FWD, and 26/18/21 mpg for the AWD version.

The performance-themed EcoBoost model gets a 3.5L twin-turbocharged engine rated at 365 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 25/17/20 mpg, and any user would only require 5.8 seconds to get past 60 mph.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKS Release Date

2017 Lincoln MKS release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in May 2017. As for its price, various rumors allege the MKS Sedan will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting at $39,010.

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