2017 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Ingot Silver Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,553 - $30,261
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
41 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
188-400
Seats
5

How 2017 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Interior 4.0Comfort 4.1Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Lincoln's 2017 MKZ luxury sedan gets a right proper facelift and a powerful new engine, helping this midsize-luxury sedan go head-to-head with the best from Europe and Japan. The 5-passenger MKZ offers a number of variations, including an all-wheel-drive model and fuel-efficient hybrid.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Black Label $26,228 - $30,261
Horsepower: 240 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Black Label $24,526 - $28,297
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premiere $18,553 - $21,406
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Select $19,923 - $22,986
Horsepower: 240 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Reserve $21,974 - $25,353
Horsepower: 240 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Premiere $20,718 - $23,905
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Select $21,890 - $25,259
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Reserve $20,725 - $23,912
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Its push start. Remember to turn it off!

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Great options available. Drives smooth and is great on gas. Trunk is surprisingly big and deep for a sedan. Downfall is if you are tall even with the seats as low as they can go, can be a bit awkward and there's a chance of your head hitting the roof. Air flow to the back is not as good as I feel it should be in a Lincoln. I have had zero performance, and reliability issues with the car. However, I have been known to accidentally open the trunk when my knee hits the front button.

Jennifer B
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Tons of tech in an appealing package.

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Haven't had any problems. The car is peppy, comfortable, and beautifully designed. The sync system works really smoothly especially now that apple carplay is integrated. Verbal commands all work extremely well. The technology package here is as good as anything out there. I do not put a lot of miles on it, but I have had zero issues with the car. Gas mileage has been good, but I do mostly in town driving, so not as efficient as it could be.

Jourdan M
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On top of great performance it is a sharp looking car.

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I have had absolutely no service issues with my car. The only time it has seen the dealership since I picked it up is for an oil change. It is reliable, comfortable and performs well. With all wheel drive it is excellent in the winter. There are more than enough features and technology to meet and exceed my needs.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$26,228 - $30,261
$24,526 - $28,297

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 400 (hp)
188 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L GTDI I, 3.0L GTDI V6
2.0L iVCT Atkinson I, 2.0L IVCT ATKINSON I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
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Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Optional
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 (in.)
44.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 (in.)
37.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 (in.)
36.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 (cu. ft.)
11.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
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Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Optional
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40VR19
P245/40VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
194.1 (in.)
194.1 (in.)

Width

Width
73.4 (in.)
73.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3739 - 4191 (.lbs)
3871 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
350 (hp)
188 (hp)

Torque

Torque
400 (ft. lbs.)
129 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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Not Available
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 (gal.)
13.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
41 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Cross Traffic Alert
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters, Pretensioners and 2 Rear Inflatable
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Power Train > Automatic Transmission > Torque Converter Jul 5, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 5, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V427000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles. On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
Consequence:
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford or Lincoln will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall began August 25, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16.
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Power Train > Automatic Transmission > Torque Converter Jun 10, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 10, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V390000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford Edge and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
Consequence:
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall began on July 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16 (S2). Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 17V-427.
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Steering > Wheel And Handle Bar Mar 11, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 11, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V167000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles. The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.
Consequence:
A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S08.

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