2018 Lincoln MKT Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $44,455 | Price yours
Above Average: Interior space, cargo room, power
Below Average: Styling, rear-seat headroom
Consensus: A spacious, comfortable SUV with polarizing styling
The Lincoln MKT is among the roomier options in the midsize luxury SUV segment, with one of the most livable third rows. While many in the class are sporty, and a couple are excellent off-roaders, the Lincoln MKT is focused on comfort as the SUV equivalent of a big, roomy, traditional luxury sedan. An available refrigerated console and optional second-row captain's chairs further cement the MKT's position as something closer to minivan than sports sedan. Also available is Lincoln's greatly improved Sync 3 connectivity system.
From our full review of the 2018 Lincoln MKT: "When equipped with the potent twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, the 2018 Lincoln MKT has no problems with acceleration, passing or merging. Yet dial it back and just relax, and the MKT proves itself to be a good cruiser, with a comfortable ride, nicely weighted steering with good feedback, and strong brakes."
The EcoBoost Option
Over the past couple of years, this engine has grabbed headlines, and for good reason. The EcoBoost engine, a turbocharged V6, provides the power of a V8 with the fuel economy of a V6. It does cost more than the non-turbo V6 that comes standard, partly because the EcoBoost is only offered with all-wheel drive. However, for those that want the extra power without a big penalty at the pump, it may be worth the added cost when buying an MKT.
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Build and Price
The MKT starts at just over $44,000, topping out at about $60,000. Build and price your own 2018 Lincoln MKT to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
KBB.com visitor and MKT owner Pablo has this to say about the Lincoln: "On ramp acceleration is like being in a jet fighter. Weather radar in my car? This has it. Heated and cooled seats, has it again, heated steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, power fold down middle row to allow access to the third row. Cool. The exterior styling wasn't a favorite, it was the interior that hooked me, though I have learned to love the exterior." Read more consumer reviews of the Lincoln MKT.
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