One year removed from a significant redo, the five-passenger Lincoln MKX continues to make a statement in the midsize luxury crossover segment. Customers have a choice of two V6 engines across four trim levels.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Lincoln MKX returns unchanged.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKX
You have a choice of two V6 engines for your 2017 MKX. Four trims are available — Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label.
A 3.7-liter V6 is standard and makes 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. For an extra $2,000 you can upgrade to a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine that puts out 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are available with front- or all-wheel drive models, and are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Add $2,495 to acquire all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment includes HID headlamps with LED accent lights, LED tail lamps, aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust tips, and power heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Also included is keyless ignition, push-button shift, leather-trimmed seats, zoned climate control, and a reverse sensing system.
Each of the three trims offers individual options and packages. These include a dual-headrest DVD system by Invision ($1,995), a panoramic sunroof ($1,895), and a Climate package ($620).
The twin-turbo V6 is our favorite, and for optimum handling we suggest going with all-wheel drive. As far as your trim choices, the Select offers a happy medium with opportunities for personalization.