The upcoming 2017 Lincoln MKZ is the latest midsize sedan from Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln. Information has been slowly rolling out since the sedan’s reveal at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, but now, the Lincoln MKZ is preparing to launch as time draws ever nearer to its summer 2016 release date. As the weather warms up, Lincoln has begun to drop even more specs on its new sedan, including pricing and power rating.
The all-wheel drive version of the 2017 MKZ will come equipped with an available, all-new 3.0-liter V6 engine that cranks out 400 horsepower, in comparison to the base MKZ model, which is front-wheel drive and comes with a 245-hp 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The base model starts at a sticker price of $35,935, while the 400-HP version has received pricing of $43,575. Either way, the Lincoln MKZ comes with a destination charge of $925.
The trim levels that come with the new V6 engine are the Select, Reserve, and Black Label models, but all versions of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ come with revisions for the new model year such as a front-end redesign, multi-contour seats, aluminum trim, and pedal covers. Another variant of the MKZ, the 2017 MKZ Hybrid, will also be on the market starting at $35,935.
Ford’s announcement of the Lincoln MKZ pricing precedes production of the model, which will likely begin sometime during the spring months to prepare for the 2017 MKZ’s summer release. With a price tag of somewhere in the realm of $35,000 to $45,000, the MKZ is reasonably affordable for a member of the midsize luxury sedan class — a strategic choice to attract more budget-conscious customers to the showroom.