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2017 Lincoln MKZ vs. Its Competition

2017 Lincoln MKZ

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a premium model; but whether it's a luxury sedan depends on how you see this vehicle, as well as the Lincoln badge.

The Buick LaCrosse is more or less in the same situation; the Buick has been redesigned for 2017 and should be even more of a luxury car this time around, although it's certainly not as much of a sport sedan as the MKZ in 400-hp AWD guise.

The Lexus ES is anything but sporty, but it's large, comfortable, and relentlessly reliable—as well as great in resale value and fiscal factors.

The Audi A4 has also been given a redesign for 2017 that adds up to a quieter, more stylish cabin, with this model otherwise continuing to bridge the ground between sport sedans and comfort-luxury models.

The Acura TLX has been recently redesigned and its handling is winning raves.

Its advanced dual-clutch transmission's also getting noticed as it carries on the brand's tradition of packing in innovative technology into a performance-minded, comfortable package.

The stylish Volvo S60 can work if you choose the right set of options, and it's offered in a longer S60 L model with more back-seat space.

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Quick Specs
6.7
With available 400-hp, all-wheel-drive performance, plus a new face and more features, the 2017 MKZ could be an advance team for a different sort of Lincoln.
6.3
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them.
8.0
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
7.2
An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list.
7.0
The 2017 Volvo S60 is a solid alternative to those tired of the German sedan game. It's not as flashy, but it is more sensibly priced.
MSRP From    
$35,170$32,000$34,900$32,065$33,950
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Electric I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
Hybrid Premiere FWDFWD2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD4-Door Sedan FWDT5 FWD Dynamic
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2017 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2017 Acura TLX2017 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2017 Audi A42017 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2017 Buick Lacrosse2017 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2017 Volvo S60