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The Lincoln MKX was revamped in 2011 and carries over to 2012 mostly unchanged. Four new colors are offered, a 14-channel amplifier is included in the optional THX audio system, and turn signals are now integrated into the exterior mirrors on Premium Package models.
Lincoln claims the MKX enters its segment with both class-leading power output and fuel economy from its 305 horsepower, 3.7-liter V6, which returns 19/26 mpg (city/hwy) on the FWD model, and 17/23 when equipped with all-wheel drive. The 2011 MKX also offers a range of posh standard equipment, including the extremely cool MyLincoln Touch user interface.
For 2010 the MKX gains in integrated convex blind spot mirror, ups its city fuel economy and offers the Midnight Limited Edition Package touting Tuxedo Black metallic paint with body colored grille, ebony interior package and bright chrome 22-inch wheels.
New for 2008 are standard heated and cooled front seats, Reverse Sensing System, memory seats and mirrors and power lumbar support for both the driver and passenger. New options include the SYNC hand-free communication and entertainment system which allows for the synchronization of cell phone and MP3 player media through the vehicle's stereo and two new limited trims: The Limited Edition and Monochrome Limited Edition Packages.
The feature-loaded MKX, Lincoln's first-ever CUV, is designed, equipped and priced to compete very well in the crowded near-luxury crossover segment, which includes the likes of the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX35/45, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Volkswagen Touareg, Volvo XC90 and the soon-to-come Buick Enclave. Its only major disadvantages are the lack of an available third-row seat and, arguably, its unfortunate contribution to the market's confusing hodge-podge of alpha-numeric names.
With the 2006 introduction of its mid-size Zephyr (now MKZ) sedan and a nicely reworked Navigator SUV for 2007, Lincoln is on a bit of a roll. This very nice new MKX crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is a welcome addition to its stable. Lincoln is far from first to the car-based "crossover" party, but this all-new entry is fresh in terms of its generally excellent blend of style, function, features and driving dynamics. One thing it does not havesomewhat surprisingly, given its fairly substantial sizeis an available third-row seat. Three-seat CUV seekers can check out Ford's less expensive and more conservatively styled Freestyle, but there is no Lincoln version of that.
By Tommy (FL) on Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "I really enjoy driving this car."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Love this car. There was a problem with the software, but received the upgrade, and it's Perfect. Adaptive Wipers..If you have the wipers on slow speed, and it senses that the rain is heavier, it adjusts the speed of the wipers to keep the winshield clear. The TMX sound system is Incredible. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the A/C vents. They're not great in adjusting the air flow away from you, without turning them off. They should be more flexible. I love the fact that when you turn the ignition off, the seat moves back and the steering wheel retracts. Makes for easy departure and entry."
25 people out of 25 found this review helpful
By Sandie (Gastonia, NC) on Thursday, September 04, 2008
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I am a die-hard BMW lover... until I bought the MKX. I was totally surprised with the comfort & room on the inside, smooth ride, beautiful exterior, the vehicle quality, and gas mileage. I have only had this vehicle for 9 months and was recently in a car accident. The impact was so hard and yet I had no serious injuries. I feel safe in this vehicle and am getting ready to purchase another one. This is by far is the best vehicle for your money."
16 people out of 16 found this review helpful
By Bob (Denver, CO) on Monday, August 11, 2008
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I purchased the vehicle for my wife. I was looking for a true american made vehicle and was pleased to find the MKX. I have driven in vehicles in the same class and found the MKX to be the top of the class. My wife loves the car, she says it's the best she has ever driven for comfort, performance, handling and appearance. The fuel economy is definitely worth bragging on as well. I would recommend this over anything in this class. Since I brought it home I hardly ever get to drive it. My wife drives and I am forced to enjoy it from the passengers seat. It has remained trouble free, no trips to the dealer except to get the oil changed. Now if the rest of America needs to realize that the American auto industry can and does build great vehicles. I think this one proves it!!"
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful