Updated 2017 Lincoln MKZ Will Cost $35,935 To $54,485
The good news is that the updated 2017 Lincoln MKZ’s base price is lower by $180 to $35,935. The bad news is that wanting the fully loaded version would set you back by $54,485.
The most enticing piece inside the new Lincoln MKZ is the new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Then, there’s the new front end and a revised interior for 2017. These are all standards. The other options would be the new V6, as well as an all-wheel drive.
There are basically four trim levels: the Premiere would cost $35,935; the Select, $37,685; the Reserve, $40,435; and the Black Label, $48,595.
There would be two powertrains, and one of them would come in standard. Hopefully, the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower would win over the gas-electric hybrid drivetrain with a net power output of 188 horsepower and an estimated EPA combined rating of 40 mpg.
You can get the all-wheel drive for all trim levels for the MKZ turbo-four-powered cars for an extra $1,890. The hybrid, however, can only be in front-wheel-drive.
Except for the Premiere trim level, all trims can get the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 paired with a six-speed automatic. That would cost $2,750 extra for front-drive models and $4,000 extra for the all-wheel drive.
The current MKZ has a Ford Fusion-based chassis, but that shouldn’t worry you since Lincoln might offer a new Driver’s Package, which would cost $2,395 on the Black Label or $3,395 on the Reserve. This would bring some chassis tweaks such as stiffer suspension, GKN-supplied torque-vectoring system, 19-inch wheels, and a different grille.
To add the Multi-Contour front seats, you would need to shell out an additional $595. You can also get the Technology Package for $2,395, which would include a range of new gadgets. Want a panoramic sunroof? You can get that somewhere between $1,795 and $2,995, depending on the trim level.
The MKZ will begin deliveries this summer while the bigger Continental will be on sale this fall.