2016, 2017 Lincoln MKZ Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What’s New in 2017?
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ has received a bit of a refresh and some upgrades compared to the prior model year. The 2017 model has a new grille and front headlights that help to give it a more modern and sleek appeal. Those needing a more powerful engine will enjoy the new upgradeable engine that produces over 400 horsepower.
Similar to the prior model year, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ has several different trims that can be chosen. The base trim level is the Premier trim, which comes with a lot of great safety and luxury finishes. Those that are looking for more power, tech features, and style out of the MKZ would likely need to upgraded to either the Select or Reserve trims.
The highest trim level that can be purchased is the Reserve trim level, which comes with a larger range of safety, tech, and luxury finishes. However, those that do not want to spend to upgrade all of the way up to the Reserve trim can still pick which individual upgrades they want on an a-la-carte basis by purchasing a variety of additional packages. Additionally, any trim level can be upgraded front wheel drive to all wheel drive.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ has a pretty strong standard engine that produces around 240 horsepower. This engine option also yields satisfactory fuel efficiency of 24mpg on a combined basis.
Those that choose to purchase the Select or Reserve trims will receive the new and higher-performance engine. This engine is a V6 engine that can produce over 375 horsepower. Those that end up coupling the car with all-wheel-drive can then see the horsepower increase to over 400. However, fuel efficiency is a bit lower with an average of only 20mpg.
Those that are looking for the best fuel efficiency may want to consider the MKZ Hybrid. This option, which is still relatively new, provides an EPA-estimated 40mpg. However, horsepower is limited to just 188.
Overall, the driving reviews of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ have been positive. Those that are looking for a sportier drive will recommend upgrading the Select or Reserve trim to get the more powerful engine. Most people also agree that the handling is comfortable and easy to manage.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lincoln MKZ invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lincoln MKZ Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.