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New 2017 Lincoln MKZ Reviews

New 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Average Overall Rating:

4.6/5

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Value:
4.2/5
Exterior:
5.0/5
Interior:
5.0/5
Comfort:
4.8/5
Performance:
4.4/5
Reliability:
4.4/5

4 of 5 (80%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

From sports car to luxury car!

Reviewed by Melloyello
January 31, 2017

Left my midlife crisis Dodge Challenger SRT behind. From the 450+ hp to the MKZ I thought would be a difficult transition but it ended up not being so hard. I opted for the 3.0 TT front wheel drive and after owning the car for about a month my boiled down comment to my wife is...this car is a pleasure to drive. I like the styling, the technology, the smooth ride and shifting, the smooth/substantial power and acceleration and the luxurious comfortable interior. The 20 speaker stereo is crisp and freakin ridiculous (best I've heard) really! I've been fortunate to have some nice cars...big ones, fast ones and fancy ones. I always opt to get them loaded with every option available. So how does the MKZ stand up? I'll tell you what I told my wife.....this car is simply a pleasure to drive!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Best highway cruiser for 55k. Excel

Reviewed by Mrpushrod
January 30, 2017

I test drove many vehicles. When it came down to it I liked the interior, ride and comfort better in the MKZ. For $55k it is hard to find a creamy smooth 400HP engine. With a few key features i.e. 400HP V6, AWD & driver’s package, other midsized luxury vehicles felt inferior. As if the Lincoln had a higher-end quality interior and better total package. The seats are very well thought out & comfortable. Leather & padded surfaces feel soft and supple. It’s as if the Lincoln brand is trying harder since they have to thwart off the sport of American brand bashing that is constantly read in publications such as Consumer Reports. Furthermore the Drivers Package adds AWD w/dynamic torque vectoring which intelligently applies power to the rear wheels when driving aggressively. With the package torque steer under normal driving is gone along with much of the understeer typically associated with FWD and some AWD vehicles. In my opinion road isolation & ride feel better in the Lincoln than say a Caddy, Mercedes or BMW. The drivers package offered 19” summer only tires which I would pass on. Cornering Gs is extremely ample with the all-weather in cross winds 19” tires standard with the driver’s package. So if there is some impact from having AWD vs RWD it will most likely only be noticed at the track or with very aggressive drivers. Yes when you apply the full 400HP most torque goes to the rear but even the 30-40% going to the front can cause a slight pull. It’s nice they provide a per wheel instantaneous power read out so you know the rear wheels do their share intelligently (when you stomp on the accelerator). That said 99.999999% of the audience buying these vehicles today are not going to the race track and won’t notice the cons and most likely more appreciate the pros to the setup. Drivers looking for a stable good grip on a variety of road conditions along with easy control and a sure footed steering feel will appreciate the Lincoln because it delivers. The MKZ is rock solid on the highway in cross winds on washboard pavement, etc. It doesn’t wobble across highway crowns because it’s a high performance sedan. That’s what the average Joe wants. The AWD with torque vectoring does its job and keeps torque steer under control and steering feel is precise; easy to thread the car through a needle. It is snow worthy to boot. BTW, I am not an ignorant just looking to be the expert and to hear myself speak. I know the difference between the Lincoln and a true sport sedan and opted for the Lincoln. My other vehicles are; a Corvette, Pontiac G8 GT (RWD 6 liter), F150 and Road Glide. The only cons besides the Lincoln name: scant rear head room, smaller rear seat than some, and weight distribution with AWD (not 50-50% front and rear like a RWD sedan). One more comment. Consumer Reports issue with the push button gear selector is really a joke. Anyone that is off the baby bottle will not mind the change. I actually think it makes a lot of sense to free up the console. I like it and hope other brands do the same. A common solution amongst brands through committee would be best.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

The most luxury car I have leased

Reviewed by Let's Go Giants....
November 14, 2016

The salesman Sal was very helpful and patient with helping me . I will call him for my next purchaser.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

2017 MKZ 400hp AWD blows away competition

Reviewed by Golfer Don
September 10, 2016

Bought the 2017 Lincoln MKZ 400hp AWD. Car exceeds my high expectations. Huge performance. Great handling and ride. Distinctive styling. All the advanced features anyone could want. Would never go back to BMW or Mercedes, and it's half the cost. Best driver's car I've ever been in.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Rental MKZ

Reviewed by rental experience
July 22, 2016

This is far and away the coolest looking Lincoln we've ever driven. Pros - At night the mirrors cast lights down on the ground in shape of the Lincoln (no, its really cool). LEDs on front look like they're supposed to be there. The best things about this vehicle is....(wait for it.......) The A/C. No joke. Summer Orlando heat, the car was instantaneously cool after sitting in a parking lot. Never experienced anything like that. Very good MPG. Cons- hard acceleration causes the wheel to pull violently to the right. Loaded down with 4 people and bags, the suspension sank in the back very badly. Seating comfort was just "ok" for a Lincoln. All in all a pretty nice car, with KILLER looks.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: NO

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