2016 Lincoln Navigator Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Lincoln Navigator Release Date, MSRP, Price, Review – For 2016 year model, the Navigator gets a completely restyled touchscreen control interface called Sync 3. Given the sheer variety of crossovers and utility vehicles in the market, it comes as no surprise that a full-size luxury crossover like the Lincoln Navigator would now occupy just a portion of it.

2016 Lincoln Navigator front angle, grille and headlights

Every specific type of buyer would be catered for by the Navigator precisely those who want three rows of seating, ability to tow a boat, spacious interior, and a vehicle overflowing with classic American style.

2016 Lincoln Navigator red color, alloy wheels

We can all reminisce how the 2015 Lincoln Navigator roped in an extensive aesthetic makeover and a robust yet a fuel efficient turbocharged V6 powerplant that aided the vehicle to get back to speed with the rest in the segment. The vehicle is also going to feature a major infotainment system overhaul, and an even stronger case for Lincoln’s large Sports Utility Vehicle if it befits your lifestyle.

2016 Lincoln Navigator taillights and tailpipe, white color

As already mentioned, there will be the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 touchscreen electronics interface geared towards addressing some of the usability issues experienced in the outgoing model, as the company is touting a simplified menu and quicker response times. Shoppers looking forward to the upcoming new 2016 Lincoln Navigator should also take a closer look at Navigator’s two main rivals: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Cadillac Escalade the former comes with an agile V8 powerplant and offers features that you can’t get on the Navigator. The Mercedes, meanwhile, offers one of the nicest interiors available in the segment and also offers a diesel engine for buyers seeking efficiency.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2016 Lincoln Navigator

For starters, the new 2016 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV available in two variants: the base-wheelbase Navigator and the extended-wheelbase Navigator L. Similar features include three rows of seats and a 2nd row captain’s chairs. Also, they can accommodate up to seven passengers.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  front
2016 Lincoln Navigator  front

Both of these versions will offer Select and Reserve equipment packages. The base select package comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, foglights, bi-xenon headlights, a heavy-duty tow package, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, power-folding running boards, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear auxiliary controls, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats (with power lumbar), driver seat memory settings, a power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench, and second-row captain’s chairs.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  back
2016 Lincoln Navigator  back

Also included are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice controls, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a navigation system, , a rearview camera, smartphone app integration and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system with satellite radio, two USB ports and HD radio.

2016 Lincoln Navigator interior, leather seats

The Reserve package adds 22-inch alloy wheels, a two-tone exterior paint scheme, adaptive suspension dampers, and an upgraded leather upholstery that also covers the doors, console and dash.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  interior
2016 Lincoln Navigator  interior

Individual options include heated second-row seats, a sunroof, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and second-row console storage. Sold as an accessory is the rear-seat entertainment system with twin, independent 7” headrest-mounted screens.

Engine Specs – 2016 Lincoln Navigator

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a 3.5L turbocharged V6 powerplant capable of yielding about 380 hp and 460 pounds of torque. A 6-speed auto transmission system and RWD will be offered as standard. There will also be a light-duty 4WD system as an option.

In our own test drive, a standard wheelbase Navigator with 2WD gave a fuel return of 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/20/17 mpg with the 4WD systems. The long-wheelbase versions gave 15/20/17 mpg for the 2WD and 15/19/16 mpg for the 4WD.

2016 Lincoln Navigator engine

When properly equipped, the RWD Navigator is capable of hauling 9000 pounds of towing capacity. Some of the safety features that will be provided in the 2016 Lincoln Navigator include antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, a post-crash alert system and three-row side curtain airbags. Front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 119 in
Length: 207.4 in
Width: 78.8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 18.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5830 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 16/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Velvet Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 9000 lbs

Price & Release Date For the New 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept

The MSRP for the 2016 Lincoln Navigator will remain almost unchanged despite the numerous changes at roughly $55,000 for the base model and up to $80,000 for the fully equipped one.

2016 Lincoln Navigator exterior, front view

The prices above will go hand in hand with its rivalries as they offer almost the similar goodies with the same price range. The vehicle is set to for sale before the fall of 2016. Are you ready for its release date? Would you like to purchase the new 2016 Lincoln Navigator? Make sure to see what the competition is cooking and consider the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the 2016 Infiniti QX80.

New 2017 Lincoln MKZ – Release Date and Review

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Although the new 2017 Lincoln MKZ has proved to be a hard-sell in the past compared with more refined entry-level luxury sedan rivals, Lincoln hopes that its newest MKZ will be able to regain its lost glory thanks to its eye-catching design, abundant standard features, and high fuel economy ratings. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year. 

2017 Lincoln MKZ exterior, white color

Some couple of years ago, Lincoln was once of the most sought after nameplate in its segment, but these has dwindled recently and Lincoln has made a resolve to earnestly put in measures to turn around its nameplate fortunes by infusing more contemporary technologies, designs, and materials into the MKZ.

2017 Lincoln MKZ front view, grille and headlights

Also, Lincoln has had to make concerted efforts to differentiate its models from Ford’s on which their mechanical underpinnings are based. The MKZ, in particular, was successfully able to distinguish itself from the Fusion which it is based on through offering a unique exterior and interior styling and interior appointments. The result has been a more desirable Lincoln MKZ, and that continues also into 2017.

2017 Lincoln MKZ rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Beneath its skin, however, the MKZ continues to be a Fusion. Its road manners and performance in particular. Under its hood are two engines: a V6, a four-cylinder, and a hybrid powertrain. The latter being offered by the MKZ Hybrid. Ride and handling character mirror those of a luxury sedan, as is the interior technologies and materials.

The interior is inviting and appealing, and offers some of the latest equipment. The seats are supportive and comfortable and make great companions in occasional country trips. The infotainment system is easy to use and offers a faster response rate unlike in the previous model.

2017 Lincoln MKZ grille, headlights and alloy wheels

Given its age, though. It’s natural to spot some grey areas. The overall interior refinement is largely underwhelming, the audio and control systems are dated, while the interior space is limited relative to what other midsize luxury sedans offer.

2017 Lincoln MKZ exterior, rear angle

Thus, it’d be prudent to check what the competition offers before deciding. Some of the rivals include the Acura TLX, the Lexus ES 300h Hybrid or the ES 350, Audi A4, and the Volvo S60.

2017 Lincoln MKZ black color, exterior

Trim Options – 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Two trim levels are offered for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ: Black Label and Base. The MKZ Hybrid review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior Pics & 2017 Lincoln MKZ Interior Redesign

According to pictures from our spy photographers, we should expect the following colors: Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Black Velvet. Guard Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Luxe Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, and Magnetic Metallic. Mild changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Lincoln MKZ steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Some of the standard equipment the base MKZ offers include driver memory settings, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive LED headlights, 18” wheels, full power accessories, rear folding 60/40-split seats, side-view power-folding mirrors, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights and headlights, eight-way heated front seats, adaptive suspension dampers, and cruise control.

Inside you get USB inputs, an 11-speaker sound system, rear parking sensors, an eight-inch MyLincoln Touch system, a CD player, and a rearview camera.

2017 Lincoln MKZ interior, lcd screen and dashboard

Options available for the base MKZ (also called Premiere) include HD radio, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alerts, a navigation system, a tilt-and-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-side auto-dimming mirror, and headlight surround accent lighting.

2017 Lincoln MKZ interior, leather seats

Opting for the MKZ Black Label gets you four premium interior design color schemes, designer wood trims, special leather upholstery, exclusive exterior colors, adaptive cruise control, hill start assist, pedestrian detection system, and lane-departure warning and mitigation.

2017 Lincoln MKZ Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Three engine choices power up the 2017 Lincoln MKZ: a 240-horsepower- and 170 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 2.0L four-cylinder paired to an electric motor rated at 188 horsepower, and a an optional 3.7L V6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 277 pounds-ft. of torque.

The mills are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system and a front wheel drive. The AWD is optional.

2017 Lincoln MKZ engine

Fuel economy for the base 2.0L four-cylinder engine checks in at 22/33/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, and 22/31/25 mpg with the AWD.

0-60 mph with the V6 paired with the FWD and automatic combo takes 6 seconds – an average time in the segment. Here is the list of 0-60 times for many Lincoln cars.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 194.1 in
Width: 73.4 in
Passenger volume: 96.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.4 ft³
Curb weight: 3719 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 6 sec
MPG: 22/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Velvet, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Jade Green Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic, Palladium White Gold Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Lincoln MKZ Release Date & Price

2017 Lincoln MKZ release date

The 2017 MKZ Sedan price should be expected to start from an MSRP of about $35,190, and a similar price for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. They should be expected to hit dealerships sometime in the middle of 2017.

Photos gallery

2017 Lincoln MKZ alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Lincoln MKZ front angle. headlights and grille

2017 Lincoln MKZ side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Lincoln MKZ exterior

2017 Lincoln MKZ exterior, alloy wheels, white color

2017 Lincoln MKZ side view, exterior

2017 Lincoln MKZ interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Lincoln MKZ taillights and badges

2016 Lincoln MKX Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Lincoln MKX Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Specs – With the release of the 2016 Lincoln MKX you still get a car which aims to be comfort-orientated and which possesses a very savvy and luxurious design, but this time it manages to add a little bit of something to it and that something is performance for this year. The vehicle is going to be the same kind of Lincoln that you have surely been expecting as its luxurious setup is still there, but something which was not expected is that the MKX ups its performance and production.

2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Lincoln MKX

For already nine years the Lincoln MKX was a magnificent vehicle with great luxury specs and a great setup which allowed it to tackle with the giants of the segment coming from Lexus. The car unfortunately made due only in its home city of Detroit as outside of there it did not manage to sell so well. With the second generation coming our way this time we are prepared for the MKX to break that cycle and become a vehicle which will be looked for all over.

2016 Lincoln MKX front view, grille and headlights

The new 2016 Lincoln MKX was showcased for the first time this year at the Detroit Auto Show and it immediately showed us that it had a whole new range of features and additions that will make it a much stronger contender for the upcoming year. With a wider range of trims, a better cabin setup and overall broadened appeal we cannot wait for the release date of the MKX to come. While waiting you can check out our review of the car and see what it’s all about and also consider the rivals which in the top include the 2017 Jaguar F-Type, 2016 Porsche Macan and 2016 BMW X3.

2016 Lincoln MKX exterior, silver solor

2016 Lincoln MKS exterior

The design is very smooth and does not have any additional edges to it added. The crisp restyle of the 2016 Lincoln MKX exterior is a very good addition and shows us how well and car can be remodeled to fit the new crowd. Actually with some more graceful and appealing lines the car does look a bit smaller, when it actually is not. From some angels you can even mistake for the MKC or the smaller version. The voluptuous looks that the car has been given now account for a lot of appeal of the car as they get some wagon-like characteristics and design cues that were not really expected to happen.

2016 Lincoln MKX front
2016 Lincoln MKX front

The front side of the car receives a new grille design which is actually a kind of a stretched out version of the Lincoln’s trademark split-wing grille. The headlamps that surround the grille on the front are some newly added blades which stretch out the front side of the car in proportion a bit. The headlamps all receive a full LED treatment and also have a new special feature that which adds more width to the low beams using a reflector which is noticeable up to the 35 mph speed limit.

2016 Lincoln MKX back
2016 Lincoln MKX back

Interior

2016 Lincoln MKX steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashboard

The inside of the car will be a familiar setting for those who have already been inside a Lincoln MKX vehicle. It uses a similar style but adds to it with some modern upgrades and technological additions. The shift lever was removed and replaced with a push-button which has been pushed a bit low but close enough to the center console panel. It is actually just appropriately placed to bridge the span between the instrument panel and the center console. It looks much more appropriate with this kind of setup and it is fairly easy to use this way.

2016 Lincoln MKX interior
2016 Lincoln MKX interior

Lincoln has also wanted to make its interior a bit more distinctive and and thus wanted to add some new color themes on the inside. That is why there is a total of four new Black Label design themes included now, which also add the Modern Heritage and the Indulgence themes to your roster of picks here. These themes were actually inspired by the fashion and lifestyle of Paris from the period of 1920s, so if you are a fan you will no doubt enjoy the use of these color themes.

2016 Lincoln MKX interior, backseats

Engine

What is the greatest innovation brought to us with the new 2016 Lincoln MKX car are its new drivetrain options. The MKX will still use the  3.7-liter V-6 engine as its base choice, which creates 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque,  but will also add the use of the 2.7-liter trin-turbo ‘EcoBoost’ V-6 makes more than 330 hp and 370 lb-ft for this year as well. Both of the engine trims will come available with a six-speed automatic transmission and as before there will be a choice between using a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. This time you will also have the use of the Lincoln Drive Control, which allows you to shift between Normal, Sport, and Comfort modes.

2016 Lincoln MKX engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10 in. (190 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.1 in. (76.1 in.)
Passenger volume: F:56 cu. ft. R:51 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 37/69 cu. ft. ( seats up/ max. )
Curb weight: 4664 lb
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.0 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Allure Blue Metallic, Black Velvet Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

The newest version of the 2016 Lincoln MKX arrives to us next year. With its official unveiling being held at the Detroit Auto Show it was announced that the car is going to be offered for the upcoming period as a 2016 model, placing its release date somewhere around February. The price has also already been disclosed and you can expect to get the car for sale at a base MSRP level of 38,100 USD. Other trims come at different pricing, so the Premiere is priced 40,595, the Select 41,390 and the Reserve 45,155 dollars.

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