|The 2017 Lincoln MKZ.|
Which is why putting that face on the mid-size MKZ the very same year as the Continental's launch is a monumental error.
|2017 Lincoln MKZ.|
That is not to say the MKZ is not a fine car in and of itself. The 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission move the car quickly and return an EPA-estimated 21 city/31 highway.
While it is more closely related to the Ford Fusion than its eventual successor will be, Lincoln has done a fine job of disguising that fact.
|2017 Lincoln MKZ interior.|
Our car was treated to optional equipment, including a panoramic roof, the MKZ Technology, Climate and Luxury packages, LED adaptive headlights, a further upgraded Revel Ultima audio system (which sounded spectacular), multi-contour seats, rear heated seats and a heated steering wheel. which took the as-tested price to $51,175.
Again, a fine car, a fine choice. The new nose does enhance the MKZ. Our only concern is that it upstages the star of the show---the new Continental.