For 2013, the Lincoln MKT gets a redesigned grille and fascia to freshen the exterior, a new instrument panel spruces up the cabin, the MyLincoln Touch control system is improved and the EcoBoost model includes a new Lincoln Drive Control suspension, with Drive and Sport settings and continuous damping adjustment.
For 2012 the all-wheel-drive version of the MKT with the naturally-aspirated V6 engine has been dropped, with front-wheel drive now the sole choice for models with the base engine. All-wheel drive is available only with the optional twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. Fuel economy for both versions of the 2012 MKT has improved marginally.
The 2014 Lincoln MKT's exterior styling may be considered controversial, but if you're willing to look beneath the sheet metal you'll find a highly accommodating, elegant people-mover. Underneath that bulbous exterior is a luxurious 3-row cocoon that seats six or seven in supreme comfort. Dig even deeper and you'll find a choice of two well-regarded V6 engines and available all-wheel drive. Safety features and creature comforts abound in the Lincoln MKT, as they do in rivals such as the Audi Q7, Infiniti JX and Buick Enclave. Those competitors have much more mainstream looks, but can't quite match the luxurious rear-seat accommodations offered in the MKT.