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2017 Lincoln MKZ

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Key specs

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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194.1” x 58.2”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Dashboard touchpads replaced with real buttons, knobs
  • New touch-screen multimedia system interface

The bad:

  • Push-button gear selector

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New front-end styling
  • 400-hp, twin-turbo V-6 engine available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Hybrid model offered
  • Self-parking system available

2017 Lincoln MKZ review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Lincoln used the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show to take the wraps off the new version of its midsize luxury sedan, the MKZ. Gone is the split grille with swooping headlights that dominated past Lincoln models in favor of a more conventional look.

Lincoln says it designed the MKZ to appeal to buyers who wanted something different in the segment and says it embodies the idea of “quiet luxury.”
The MKZ looks more conventional, if not downright conservative, with the new grille design. There are also subtle peaks that run the length of the hood and LED accents around and below the headlights.

There are 19-inch wheels available on some versions of the MKZ, as well as a fully retractable panoramic moonroof that, Lincoln says, will offer the largest open-air roof among sedans on the market.
Inside, some features such as the floating center console and push-button gear selection remain in the new model, but Lincoln said it reworked the controls so that there are now switches and dials for commonly used ventilation and audio functions. These replace slider adjustments in the 2016 model and are a welcome change.

In addition, for 2017, there are two new Lincoln Black Label themes – Chalet and Vineyard – that are offered along with the Thoroughbred theme for 2017. Finally, the Lincoln Active Noise Control system carries over for 2017.
Under the Hood
There’s a new engine that’s exclusive to the MKZ for 2017. It’s a 3.0-liter V-6 that, when matched up with optional all-wheel drive, produces 400 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. (The engine is limited to 350 horsepower if one chooses front-wheel drive, but torque numbers are unaffected.)

A hybrid version uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and is front-wheel drive. Details, including mileage, have not yet been announced.

The Driver’s Package, available with the 3.0-liter V-6, includes 19-inch wheels and ebony-painted brake calipers.
There are a number of safety options including precollision assist, which is designed to detect pedestrians and help avoid or lesson the severity of some frontal collisions. In addition, there’s optional adaptive cruise control and parking assist to help steer the MKZ into parking spaces.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Really nice car do not like the transmission probl

I found this car January 12th 2023 at battison Honda in Oklahoma City on their website I went out and looked at the car and drove it it has a bump shift in the transmission going from second gear to third gear I asked the dealer to look at the problem the salesman noticed it had the shift problem when we test drove it I dealt with them for 5 weeks they sent it to Cooper Lincoln Mercury in Edmond who supposedly was going to do a software update on the transmission that didn't happen after 10 days almost 2 weeks then the Honda dealer got it back from Cooper who while they had ruined the right front tire so they had to put a new tire on it the Honda dealer had a second factory key fob made but the emergency key inside the key fob was not the correct key so it's no good the Honda dealer put two new tires on the back which I appreciate I took the car to Cummins Lincoln Mercury in Weatherford Oklahoma to have those transmission serviced had it flushed out new fluid put in the old fluid was black was the tire on the car they did not drop the pan did not put a new filter in it the Honda dealer said they weren't going to do anything more to it and I told the dealer during the process of dealing with the car that I was not going to keep the car and finalize the deal without the problem taking care of February 5th they had the title notarized and dated and sent to me by mail without the problem being solved this was going to be my last car I'm 69 years old I don't intend on buying any other cars I now regret buying this car even though I really do like it but I do not like the transmission which if you Google and look it up this car has history of some having a transmission problem to rebuild this transmission is $3,000 roughly which I don't have I live on Social Security so do I recommend this dealer if someone's looking for a car the salesman whose name is Grayson was always honest and respectful but I feel like I was not giving a full story about this car even though I discovered it it was a car from Michigan when it was new I found out that through Carfax so I suggest anybody do your homework on a car with Carfax use the VIN number I have a 2008 Lincoln MKZ which I bought as a one owner 5 years ago until it was wrecked that's why I went looking for another newer model everything else like about this car I really enjoy it has a 2.0 engine with a turbo leather seats all the bells and whistles I'm sorry they quit building the car back in 2020 Lincoln made a mistake doing away with cars no I have a car that in probably short-term I will not be able to drive until I get the money to take care of the transmission so I'm driving it as easy as possible and as little as possible

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 3.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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Extremely proud owner.

Bought this 2017 in 2023 after owning an 2009 MKZ for 4 years. It is an extremely comfortable, stylish car with impressive performance. I love the interior and ergonomics, wonderful sound system, and more features than I can itemize. Money well spent!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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2017 mkz 2.0

I purchased my mkz in 2018 it was a year old. Previously the car was a rental so I was sort of doubtful about my purchase but the price was a bargain. This car ended up being one my best purchases that I have ever made. Very reliable and stylish great on gas and comfortable as well. I will say as far as interior my park reverse and drive buttons wore off and my driver seat leather started to crack. What made me really appreciate the car was the wonderful service dept (Landmark Lincoln)we have here in Englewood CO. Always courteous and got me scheduled within the week. Always had a loaner car available if I needed it and never tried to oversell me service that I did not need. These guys are great . Sad they discontinued this vehicle but I am on the look out for a Aviator.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Based on the 2017 Lincoln MKZ base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Current plus five previous model years / Less than 60,000 actual miles
Basic warranty terms
60 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited warranty
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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