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2013 Lincoln MKX KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $36,481 - $37,679.

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MSRP $40,470

Fair Purchase Price $36,843
Fair Market Range ($36,481 - $37,679)

Invoice $38,492

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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By Editors - Updated Date: 10/10/2012

The 2013 Lincoln MKX is a refined and luxurious mid-size SUV based on the Ford Edge. Introduced in 2007 and revamped in 2011, it faces newer and better competitors in this popular segment, which include the Lexus RX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Infiniti FX and Volvo XC60. The MKX does not offer third-row seating, but its wide dimensions ensure comfortable seating for up to five. While it does have such characteristic Lincoln features as the big split-wing grille, it may still be mistaken for the more pedestrian Ford Edge. The MKX model line is simple: one engine and transmission, choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and a single trim level with three major option groups: Premium, Elite and Limited Edition.

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For those looking for a mid-size luxury SUV from a domestic automaker, the 2013 Lincoln MKX offers rounded, more traditional looks than the angular and aggressive Cadillac SRX. The MKX's standard 305-horsepower V6 is among the most powerful in this class.

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While long-lived, the Lincoln name may not have the appeal or cachet of European and Japanese rivals. With its shared looks, you might feel like you're driving a gussied-up Ford Edge. And while the MyLincoln Touch interface looks sleek, the controls can be frustrating to learn and use.

What's New for 2013

Revamped in 2011, the Lincoln MKX carries over to 2013 with only some new colors, a 22-inch polished-wheel option and minor updates to the MyLincoln Touch electronic interface.

Driving It Driving Impressions

The Lincoln MKX is an able performer, with reasonable acceleration and a compliant ride, though it is clearly less snug and spirited than some of the more sporty players in this class. All-wheel drive (AWD) helps keep things under control during hard acceleration, which can induce some torque steer in front-drive (FWD) models. While the seating position is high, the massive dash can impede forward visibility. At highway speeds, the MKX delivers a comfortable, quiet, car-like ride. Be aware that the big-wheel options, the 20-inchers and especially the new 22s, introduce some noticeable ride stiffness.

Favorite Features

The blind-spot monitoring system that comes in the Elite option group is a wonderful safety net when it comes to preventing collisions with motorists that sneak up behind and whip around you.

The power-operated liftgate, which comes standard in the Lincoln MKX, is a super convenient feature to have when your hands are full. All it takes is a push of a button to raise or lower the big rear door.

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