2015 Lincoln MKX Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - October 31, 2014

For luxury-minded buyers who want more versatility than a sedan can offer, Lincoln presents the MKX, a midsize crossover that does everything in its power to make long-distance travel a relaxing experience. With prestigious looks and a pile of standard equipment, the MKX certainly qualifies as a premium choice among family-friendly vehicles.

What's New For 2015

The MKX is essentially unchanged from last year.

2015 Lincoln MKX

Choosing Your Lincoln MKX

Every MKX is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. You can opt for all-wheel drive in place of the standard front-drive setup. The five-passenger interior features leather upholstery, ventilated and heated front seats with driver memory, aluminum trim and a cargo management system.

On the technology front, you get Bluetooth phone and audio, the Sync voice command system, a configurable instrument cluster and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio. All infotainment functions can be centrally controlled through the MyLincoln Touch display interface. Rounding out the MKX's equipment are rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, keyless ignition, remote start and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Lincoln offers three progressive option packages on the MKX. The Premium Equipment Group adds an upgraded leather interior with a heated second row, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel and ambient lighting. Safety upgrades include a rearview camera, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. You also get adaptive xenon headlamps, polished aluminum wheels and automatic wipers.

If you still want more, consider the Elite Equipment Group, which bundles a panoramic sunroof, navigation with real-time travel data and a 14-speaker THX surround-sound system. (Note that the sunroof can be deleted from this package, or purchased individually on any MKX.) For the ultimate in Lincoln luxury, there's the Limited Edition package with 20-inch wheels, special badging, and a full-blown interior treatment consisting of a unique console and steering wheel, specific leather seat trim and upgraded floor mats.

Optional on all trim levels are 22-inch wheels, a rear entertainment system with dual displays, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert and automatic braking.

CarsDirect Tip

The MKX's option packages are very reasonably priced considering everything you get. Therefore, the Elite Group represents the best overall value. Whether to add the Limited Edition package is a matter of personal taste, but it, too, is affordable at $1,400.

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2015 Lincoln MKX Rear