2017 Lincoln MKX – Release Date, Specs & Info

With a quiet and spacious seating, a strong V6 engine option, a feature galore, and a comfortable ride, the new 2017 Lincoln MKX is now a more competitive midsize luxury crossover SUV. It is certainly worth a look. Its release date, though speculative at the moment, should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017.

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When the MKX debuted some nine years ago, it was neither compelling nor appealing and we highly recommended its rivals over it. While competent overall, the vehicle disappointed in crucial areas that its competitors seemed to be excellent in such as the ride quality and cabin appointment. One of the most uninspiring thing about the MKX also was because it borrowed heavily from the Fords from where it is based – Ford Edge to be particular. Nothing appeared unique and that seemed to irk many people.

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The Lincoln MKX for 2017, however, has chosen to write a different script for itself and has unequivocally won our recognition. And although it’s still based on Ford Edge, the new MKX is unique on its own thanks to the extensive list of upscale features and technologies available. Additionally, a recent MKX redesign roped in several changes to its platform that brought about numerous enhancements and upgrades.

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Throw in a plethora of luxury and convenience items, and the result is an appealing choice. The upper trims, for instance, comes equipped with features such as Revel Ultima 19-speaker sound system, and 22-way front seats. Matters remain unchanged beneath its hood s it returns with its previous 2.7L V6 engine rated at 335 hp.

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Even so, there are few areas worth pondering about before heading to your dealer to purchase the MKX. The downsides include a frustrating MyLincoln Touch interface, a so-so interior refinement relative to its closest competitors, and a compromised rear visibility. Thus, it would be wise to sample whatever else is available on the market first.

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Rivals include the 2017 Lexus RX 350, the 2017 BMW X5, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the 2017 Acura MDX.

Offered Trims – Lincoln MKX

Four trims are available for the 2017 Lincoln MKX: Select, Premiere, Reserve, and the luxury-laden Black Label.

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Standard accessories and features available for the 2017 Lincoln MKX Premiere trim include a leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, 18” alloy wheels, a second-row 60/40-split seat, driver memory settings, active noise cancellation, rear parking sensors, automatic xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, eight-way heated power front seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and remote engine start.

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Equipment available for the above trim include an auxiliary input, dual USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, a 10-speaker sound system, and an instrument configurable cluster.

Options available on the Select Group include a leather upholstery, a navigation system, a powered hands-free liftgate, power-folding mirrors, blind-spot warning system, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and wood trim.

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Finally, the Black Label model offers four different design themes (Modern Heritage, Indulgence, Thoroughbred, and Muse), unique 20-inch wheels, carpeting and headliner, color of the upholstery, HD radio, 19-speaker premium sound system, and an upgraded leather upholstery.

Standalone options offered include a 13-speaker Revel audio system, adjustable 22-way front seats, 21-inch wheels, dual displays, a rear-seat entertainment system, inflatable rear seatbelts, a trailer tow package, and an adaptive steering.

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Keep checking the post for more updates as more info is expected as draw near its release date.

2017 Lincoln MKX Engine Specs

Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV is a 3.7L V6 engine rated at 303 horsepower and 278 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a 2.7L turbocharged V6 engine good for a healthier 335 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque. The power is then taken up by the six-speed automatic transmission which then dumps it to the standard front-wheel drive or the optional AWD.

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With the FWD, EPA says the base should return 26/17/20 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 23/16/19 mpg with the AWD. The 2.7L turbo, on the other hand, should be expected to return 26/17/21 mpg with the FWD, and 24/17/19 mpg with the 4WD.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKX Release Date

2017 Lincoln MKX Release date

The new 2017 Lincoln MKX is expected to go for sale for a based MSRP of about $38,100. Its release date, on the other hand, is set for the second half of 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 MKC Release Date, Review and Info

With a generous standard equipment galore, cushy ride with the optional adaptive suspension, quiet cabin, and good value, the 2017 Lincoln MKC is a solid choice for those looking for a comfortable compact luxury crossover. However, the average performance and a cramped cabin may make customers look elsewhere. Its date of release should be expected in September 2017, say credible sources. Below you can find out more about the release date and the gallery of photos. Enjoy our review!

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For years now, Lincoln has continued to borrow heavily from Ford which happens to be its parent company. On top of that it further adds premium details such as leather and a more prestigious badge, the result is a premium luxury crossover able to rival the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes.

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With the 2017 Lincoln MKC however, nothing feels like Ford, everything has a unique taste ranging from the special exterior details to the premium interior tidbits. It offers two available turbocharged engines, a unique sheet metal. A premium cabin, and an optional adjustable suspension system make it dissimilar in every facet to the Escape despite sharing the same mechanical underpinnings.

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The change was forthcoming and we applaud the efforts Lincoln has invested in invigorating the MKC. Lots of likable features are available like the extensive use of sound-deadening materials, and Active noise cancellation systems which result in a superb and seriously quiet vehicle. Buyers will not therefore experience any distressing ride quality even in poorly maintained urban streets. Couple that to the rock-bottom starting price and you’ve got yourself plenty of value.

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Notwithstanding the glamour, there are several areas which should have been addressed better by Lincoln such as the snug backseat, grabby brakes, a nondescript handling and performance, and a modest cargo capacity. That said, it would be great to sample other alternatives in the segment. The 2017 BMW X3 and 2017 Acura RDX, for instance, offer superior cargo space, acceleration, and excellent seat comfort.

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Also, the 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Lexus NX200t and the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport are strong contenders. In recent memory though, the 2017 Lincoln MKC is one of the best Lincoln SUV you can get. However, these rivals could very well, depending on your priorities, be what you are looking for.

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Offered Trims – Lincoln MKC 2017

The 2017 Lincoln MKC luxury crossover will be offered with a seating configuration for five people and will be available in four equipment groups: Black Label, Reserve, Select, and Premiere.

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The Premiere trim’s list of standard features and accessories includes rear parking sensors, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, driver memory settings, automatic dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leatherette upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, LED taillights, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, voice controls, a nine-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a four-way power front passenger seat, a reaview auto-dimming  mirror, memory driver settings, and dual USB ports.

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Upgrading to the Select package gets you ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming side mirror, a cargo cover, power passenger eight-way seat, and a leather upholstery.

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The Reserve level steps up the ante with a blind-spot warning system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 110-V power outlet, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, remote start, smartphone app integration, rear-cross traffic alert, ventilated and heated front seats, and a navigation system.

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At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Black Label trim that further adds an upgraded leather upholstery, floor/carpet mats, a 10-speaker premium audio system, a suede simulated headliner, a roof rack and a choice of four exclusive interior design themes.

Engine Specifications – Lincoln MKC For 2017

With an EPA estimated return of 29/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the front wheel drive, the standard mill – a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine generates 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is responsible for sending the power to the wheels.

2017 Lincoln MKC engine

Optionally available is the 2.3L four-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 285 horsepower and 305 pounds-feet of torque. EPA projects the mill will return 26/18/21 mpg. A time of 7.2 seconds whilst using this powerplant will get you past 60 mph.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date

The MKC SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from 33,260 USD once it is available. Our sources put its release date sometime in September 2017.

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