2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

2017 Lincoln MKZ photo
  1. Original MSRP$35,170 - $49,720
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)21/31 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSedan

2017 Lincoln MKZ Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Lincoln MKZ photo
  1. Original MSRP$35,170 - $49,720
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)21/31 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSedan


By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 12/18/2017)

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is an entry-level luxury sedan that works harder than most to earn your consideration. With stunning sheet metal, a long list of standard features, attractive engine choices and perks such as free vehicle pickup and delivery for service visits, this sedan brings a lot to the table.

For 2017, the MKZ benefits from enhancements that include a revised front fascia and an updated interior. A new optional V6 joins the lineup, and the base engine gets a slight power upgrade from 240 to 245 horsepower. Finally, Lincoln’s Sync 3 infotainment system has been added to the list of standard features for 2017.

The Lincoln MKZ provides seating for five. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is offered as an option. Buyers have the choice of four trims: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label.


All aspects of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ’s exterior exude power and assuredness. Up front, a one-piece satin-aluminum grille features a repeating Lincoln Star motif, and is tilted upward at an assertive angle. A side view reveals the car’s gorgeous wheels. Eighteen-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels are standard on base models, and 19- and 20-inch wheels are available. A view from the back reveals standard dual chrome exhaust tips and slim tail lamps that span the entire rear fascia.

Base models feature adaptive xenon headlights, heated mirrors, LED taillights and rear parking sensors. Available features include LED headlights, a power trunk lid and power-folding side mirrors.


The MKZ’s cabin melds premium materials with stylish design. Cargo volume stands at 15.4 cubic feet with most models, but this figure dips to 11.1 cubic feet with the MKZ Hybrid to accommodate that car’s battery pack.

Base MKZ models come with dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Available features include leather upholstery, authentic wood trim, multi-contour front seats with massage, a panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.


The 2017 Lincoln MKZ provides peppy performance, regardless of engine choice. Three powertrains are offered. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four provides 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and scores an EPA rating of 21/31 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 20/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivers 350 horsepower with front-wheel drive and 400 horsepower with all-wheel drive, and 400 pound-feet of torque is provided with both drivetrains. The EPA rates this engine at 18/27 mpg with front-wheel drive and 17/26 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The final powertrain is a hybrid featuring a 2.0-liter inline four paired with an electric motor to provide total of 188 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. Hybrid models are only available with front-wheel drive and achieve fuel economy of 41/38 mpg.

Both gas-only engines are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Hybrids are governed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT).


The base MKZ features push-button start, voice controls, Sync 3 infotainment with an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, an audio input jack, a rearview camera, satellite radio and an 11-speaker sound system. Options include a navigation system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, active park assist and a premium Revel sound system.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Jade Green Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Ingot Silver
  • Black Velvet
  • Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat
  • Palladium White Gold Metallic
  • Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 18.0 X 8.0 Inches
  • Tire Type: P245/45r18
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Exhaust Tip Color: Chrome
  • Exhaust: Dual Tip
  • Grille Color: Aluminum
  • Window Trim: Chrome
  • Body Side Moldings: Body-color
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Chrome
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 73.4 Inches
  • Width: 83.3 Inches
  • Length: 193.9 Inches
  • Height: 58.2 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 112.2 Inches
  • Rear Track Width: 62 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 3719 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 62.3 Inches
  • Body style

  • Sedan


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Rear Center Folding With Pass-thru
  • Air Filtration
  • Floor Mats: Front/Rear
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
  • Interior Accents: Aluminum/Metallic-tone
  • Door Sill Trim: Illuminated Scuff Plate
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Electronic Messaging Assistance: With Read Function
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/Jack/Memory Card Slot
  • In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback/Single Disc
  • Connected In-car Apps: App Marketplace Integration
  • Total Speakers: 11
  • Satellite Radio: SiriusXM
  • Antenna Type: Diversity/Element
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio: AM/FM/Touch Screen Display/Voice Operated
  • Premium Brand
  • Infotainment: Android Auto Ready/Apple CarPlay Ready/SYNC
  • Seats

  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Upholstery: Leatherette
  • 10-Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
  • 60-40 Split Rear Seat
  • 10-Way Power Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Passenger Seat: Heated
  • Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Driver Seat: Heated
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 96.6 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 5
  • Front Hip Room: 55.1 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 57.7 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 53.8 Inches
  • Interior Volume: 112 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Legroom: 37 Inches
  • Front Legroom: 44.3 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 37.9 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 36.6 Inches
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Cargo Volume: 15.4 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.3 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 3.21
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Active Suspension
  • Suspension Control: Electronic
  • Front Struts: MacPherson
  • Driver Adjustable Suspension: Ride Control
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 4 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 2.0
  • Horsepower: 245
  • Torque: 270
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1000 Pounds
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 6
  • Performance Specifications

  • Turning Circle: 38
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 21
  • Highway (MPG): 31
  • Combined (MPG): 24


  • Warranty information

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 48 Months/50,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 72 Months/70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 60 Months


NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  4. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  5. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  6. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  7. Crumple Zones: Front/rear
  8. Camera System: Rearview
  9. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  10. Programmable Safety Key
  11. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  12. Parking Sensors: Rear
  13. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  14. Impact Sensor: Post-collision Safety System
  15. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  16. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  17. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  18. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  19. Emergency Interior Trunk Release
  20. Brake Assist: Standard
  21. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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