The Lincoln MKX is a midsize crossover vehicle that seats five passengers in a spacious cabin. It shares its platform with the Ford Edge, but the MKX is the more refined choice, with upscale leather, wood, technology and styling.
What's New for 2014
Lincoln added a Limited Edition package and two new exterior colors this year.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKX
Equipped with a 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine and a six-speed transmission, The MKX earns 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway in the front wheel drive model. With optional all-wheel drive, these ratings slip to 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
The MKX is well-equipped with standard features like leather seats, climate-controlled front seats, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an air filtration system and a satellite radio.
The major choice for buyers is drive type:
- Front-wheel drive
- All-wheel drive
Lincoln groups popular options into packages like:
- Premium Package: blind spot monitoring, ambient lighting, 18-inch aluminum wheels and cross-traffic alert
- Elite Package: voice-activated navigation system and a panoramic moonroof
- Limited Edition Package: custom leather upholstery, red stitching, aluminum accents, and 20-inch aluminum polished wheels
Standalone options include heated rear seats, navigation, a rearview camera, panoramic moonroof, a THX II-certified sound system, blind spot monitoring, a heated steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers.
Additional accessories include a remote access system for smart phones, remote start, roof crossbars and side window deflectors.
Unless you need all-wheel drive traction where you live, skip the added expense and weight. Our pick is a front-wheel drive MKX with the Elite Package, but any MKX represents a strong value for midsize CUV luxury.