Gulf Auto Zone

Lincoln MKZ: Good on Ride and Modest on Luxury

The Lincoln MKZ 2017, black colour, test driven on Bahrain streets was high on style and comfort. For the Bahrain audience, the Lincoln sure is a car to own. The 2017 Lincoln MKZ indeed has undergone a face-lift, with its front grille and headlamps taking a new design. The classic Lincoln looks are gone. It’s now more boxy and rounded.

The interior, however, proved very functional. The car interiors are expected to be a hit with the normal height passengers. The taller ones might find the sloping rear a tard too uncomfortable. The engine of the test-driven was a turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder, with 245 horse drawn strength. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

In addition the MKZ also comes in hybrid and new turbocharged V6. The 188-hp MKZ hybrid, is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and mated to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The 2017 MKZ also comes in three trim levels — Premiere, Select and Reserve. The Premiere base model is expected to be amply equipped.

The inside of the is a quiet, luxurious cabin with comfortable seats, but it’s a long reach to the push-button gear selector and the rear seat is snug.

The 2017 MKZ is offered in three trim levels: Premiere, Select and Reserve. The Premiere base model is well equipped with an extensive list of standard features that would easily cost extra on competitors. A special Black Label version is also available, which arrives similarly equipped to the Reserve with an upgraded interior and a choice of three unique themes.

Most options for the MKZ are grouped into packages, including the Climate package and the Technology package. The Reserve model also has the additional options of a Luxury package and a Driver’s package. Major stand-alone options on all models include a power sunroof or panoramic moonroof, a power rear sunshade and inflatable rear safety belts.

The 2017 MKZ is offered in three trim levels: Premiere, Select and Reserve. The Premiere base model is well equipped with an extensive list of standard features that would easily cost extra on competitors. A special Black Label version is also available, which arrives similarly equipped to the Reserve with an upgraded interior and a choice of three unique themes.

Most options for the MKZ are grouped into packages, including the Climate package and the Technology package. The Reserve model also has the additional options of a Luxury package and a Driver’s package. Major stand-alone options on all models include a power sunroof or panoramic moonroof, a power rear sunshade and inflatable rear safety belts.

Most MKZs will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It performs well with a smooth effortless nature, but isn’t more frugal than some quicker V6-powered competitors. Most buyers will find this engine to be plenty adequate. AWD is optional with the 2.0-liter turbo and not available with the hybrid.

Driving the MKZ proves to be a luxurious experience. Ride comfort is good. The cabin was found to be quiet, hushing the road noise. The range of features available, include an advanced parking assist system and inflatable rear seat belts.

The MKZ is recommended for those looking for someone seeking luxury in a modest footprint. We’d opt for a select with the 2.0-lit.

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