John Diether
Automotive Editor - July 21, 2015

2016 Lincoln MKX OVERVIEW

Lincoln's midsize crossover gets a thorough redo this year that includes a newly available engine and more youthful styling. The model range has been expanded to cover a broader swath of the luxury market.

What's New for 2016

The MKX has been completely redesigned.

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Choosing Your Lincoln MKX

The reborn MKX retains last year's 303-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. However, you can now upgrade to a 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 for $2,000, which provides 330 horsepower and significantly more torque—not to mention slightly better fuel efficiency. All-wheel drive can paired with either engine for $2,495.

The base price has decreased a tad, while additional trim levels have pushed the top-end MSRP into uncharted territory for this model. Whereas the 2015 MKX came only one way, the latest version is available in no less than four trims:


For $39,025, you get heated front seats (faux leather), a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, aluminum interior trim, and the MyLincoln Touch infotainment interface.


Adds leather seating, a power tailgate, power-folding mirrors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, wood interior trim, and an integrated garage door opener. The Select is priced at $42,315.


Builds on the Select with a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a 10-speaker sound system, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert—-all for $46,080.

Black Label

Priced at $54,240, the Black Label includes your choice of interior/exterior design themes, plus a 19-speaker Revel II sound system, a faux suede headliner, and rear thorax airbags embedded in the belts.

Despite the proliferation of new trims, a number of options package remains available. The Climate package ($595) tacks on heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic high beams. The Driver Assistance package delivers just about every active safety technology you could hope for, including pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, for a relatively modest $1,650.

If you want to go all out on safety, there's a $1,720 Technology package with surround-view cameras and an automated parking system. A dual-screen rear entertainment system can be added to any model for $1,995.

CarsDirect Tip

The 2.7-liter provides a real boost to performance with no loss in efficiency--in fact, you'll get 1 mpg extra. We consider it a worthy upgrade and won't be surprised if it becomes the standard engine at some point in the future.

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