2017 Lincoln MKX Set to Arrive with Subtle Updates

The search for a perfect mid-size luxury crossover might just have ended with the new 2017 Lincoln MKX. Gaining immense success over the years, the new Lincoln MKX is largely a carry-over of the previous model. The 2016 year model had received a massive response and it’s no surprise that Lincoln has decided to retain a few design specs. But is the simple carry over enough to touch new heights of success this year as well? Find out.

2017 Lincoln MKX Side View

Powertrain Configuration

Revisions in the powertrain mark a generational change in 2017 Lincoln MKX. There will be 2 available engine options as of now. The first engine is a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 which produces 303 HP at 6,500 RPM and 278 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. With FWD, EPA ratings check at 17 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highways and 20 mpg on a combined scale. Fuel economy drops in AWD configuration, and the numbers go as 16/23/19 mpg for city/highway/combined respectively.

Further details of this engine include:

  • Compression ratio – 10.5:1
  • Cylinder head material – Diecast Aluminum
  • Exhaust – True dual exhaust system with dual chrome integrated tips
  • Fuel Delivery – Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
  • Engine block type – Diecast Aluminum

Another engine option for 2017 Lincoln MKX is the 2.7-liter GTDI V6 which cranks out almost 335 HP of power at 5,500 RPM and 380 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM. Mileage rating measure at 17 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway/ 19 mpg combined for AWD and 18 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway/ 20 mpg combined with FWD. Both of these engines will be coupled with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission system.

2017 Lincoln MKX Front View

Exterior and Cabin Modifications

Yes, there are changes in the exterior as this 2017 Lincoln MKX looks hunk and muscular. This is because the hood’s shape and styling create resemblances to a knight’s shield. As part of generational refreshment, Lincoln has revisited the grille and (thankfully) retained the icon wing shape.

While it might not appeal to some, the lower front fascia has received significant updates. There’s an all-new chrome trim which runs on top of the air intakes and sports LED daytime running light on each end. The bumper holds a small skid plate-like design and gets plastic cladding all over. This also continues on rest of the body edges.

As to body colors, the options go out as:

  • Diamond Black
  • Ingot Silver
  • White Platinum
  • Ruby Red
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Midnight Sapphire
  • Magnetic
  • Palladium White Gold

The central cabin now looks cleaner as the infotainment and audio controls have been ergonomically arranged. Most of the control are LED lit which helps in a better readout. Sophistication is high on the steering wheel as it incorporates molded grips, wood trim and metallic highlights.

2017 Lincoln MKX Interior

2017 Lincoln MKX Price and Competition

This new Lincoln MKX is priced according to trim levels. Pricing starts with Premiere at $38,000 and gradually increases to $41,000 for Select. 2017 Lincoln MKX Reserve starts at $45,000 and Black Label tops at $53,000. Competition for 2017 MKX is from the likes of Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX70 and BMW X5.

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