The 2019 Lincoln MKT is a three-row luxury crossover that has returned for a new model year. Based off the ancient Ford Flex, the MKT still bears the controversial styling of Lincolns former corporate grille while the rest of Lincoln's lineup has been altered into something much more compelling. Still, for those in need of seven seats and luxurious trimmings, it can do the job.
What's New for 2019
The Lincoln MKT has several new standard features, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, all-wheel drive, and a heated steering wheel. Additionally, the base engine is now the previously optional 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6, while the former base 303-hp V6 engine is no longer available.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKT
The Lincoln MKT makes it simple when it comes to powertrain choices, with a single engine option for 2019. This engine is a powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that's good for 365 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Fuel economy is pretty abysmal, with EPA ratings of 15 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway, and 17 combined. This is all the same running gear as the Ford Flex, and the two vehicles are built side by side on the same assembly line.
Additionally, all trims are equipped with an adaptive suspension to help smooth out the road, and Lincoln keeps it simple with limited options and trim levels.