The Lincoln MKX’s base engine accelerates the crossover well with its 303 horsepower, but there's some value in shelling out the extra $2,000 for the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. This boosted V6 has more-accessible horsepower and torque, which add to the driving experience and make it feel more on par with its higher-end competitors.
The MKX’s ride is well sorted in all trims, but all-wheel-drive models with the adaptive suspension feel even more composed in Sport mode. This mode tightens everything up just a hair without making it too rough. Plus, braking is surprisingly good and free from any dramatics.
Fuel economy, though, suffers big time, as the base engine gulps fuel at a pace of at least 16 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 19 combined, according to the EPA. The turbocharged V6 is a little easier on fuel, but it still has a big appetite at an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city, 25 highway, and 20 combined.