Lincoln MKX

Lincoln MKX

About Lincoln MKX

While the 2018 Lincoln MKX still wears an older version of the signature Lincoln grille and front-end treatment, it’s far from obsolete. This 5-passenger luxury SUV offers a softer side that is increasingly difficult to find in competitors like the BMW X5 and Jaguar F-Pace, crossover SUVs that sometimes sacrifice a smooth ride in the name of aggressive handling. The MKX isn’t large enough to accommodate big families, but it is ideal for those seeking a modestly sized mode of personal transportation. Loaded with such premium features as 22-way-adjustable front seats and a Revel 19-speaker audio system, the 2018 Lincoln MKX knows how to pamper its passengers while still offering acceptable levels of performance and handling expected of this class.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2018?
2018 Lincoln MKX

Every 2018 Lincoln MKX now comes standard with the Lincoln Way app and Lincoln Connect. Black Label models get last year’s Climate Package (heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, auto high beams and windshield-wiper de-icer) as standard equipment.

  • Expert Rating: 7.6
  • Consumers Rating: 8.5
  • MPG 17|25
2017 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Lincoln MKX

Fresh from its debut last year, the Lincoln’s MKX SUV sails into 2017 with no major changes.

2016 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Lincoln MKX

New for 2016, the Lincoln MKX has been redesigned inside and out. It is quieter, faster and more luxurious. There's a new top-of-the-line engine available for 2016, a 335-horsepower EcoBoost V6, plus a bevy of new safety features, such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Protection.

2015 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Lincoln MKX

With an all-new Lincoln MKX likely not far off, the 2015 model carries over unchanged.

2014 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Lincoln MKX

The 2014 MKX receives a revised Limited Edition package and two new exterior colors.

2013 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Lincoln MKX

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.

2012 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2012?
2012 Lincoln MKX

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.

2011 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2011?
2011 Lincoln MKX

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.

2010 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2010?
2010 Lincoln MKX

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.

2009 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2009?
2009 Lincoln MKX

For 2009, Assist 911 is added to the SYNC communication and entertainment system, while SIRIUS Travel Link is added to the Navigation option. A power rear liftgate is also now part of the standard equipment roster.

2008 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2008?
2008 Lincoln MKX

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.

2007 Lincoln MKX
What's new for 2007?
2007 Lincoln MKX

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.

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Consumer Reviews

Great luxury and value

By on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent luxury features and a great value"

Cons: "Should be zippier"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I am very pleased with this vehicle overall (2016 MKX Reserve with 3.7L engine), the luxury features are tremendous and a great value. The leather seats are top quality. Sync3 may not be as graphically pretty as the competition, but it works really well. I feel that there are some trim elements (A-pillar snap on trim that detached, for example) that are somewhat flimsy and there is a rattle emanating from the center console (this is why I gave a quality rating of 8). The engine is adequate -- fine on the highway with sufficient passing power, however, it is slow accelerating from stop or low speed -- a V6 should be zippier. Overall, to me, this beats the competition for luxury and value; and I am happy to have the V6 than a turbo-4 for such a heavy vehicle."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Very first impression

By on Sunday, August 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "SUV that competes with any other similar vehicle."

Cons: "My local dealer is 21 miles away."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased for my wife after looking at other competitors. Got the Reserve with Climate Control, Driver Assistance and Technology packages. Standard 3.7 V6 engine. Ingot Silver Metallic/Ebony - standard colors. 1. We love the overall look. 2. The interior is totally comparable to the Lexus, Caddy et al. 3. Safety features seem simply superb at this early date. 4. New Ford/Lincoln SYNC3 system is very easy to use. 5. Cabin noise at all speeds (and yes we have already tried "all" speeds) is very very quiet. 6. Handling as described by the general kbb review - a great long-distance cruiser - not like a BMW 325 or my own Infinity G35S. Frankly, exactly what we wanted in this SUV. 7. Standard audio system is above average, but should be tweaked in terms of fade/balance of you want to achieve best sound. Not an important consideration for my wife. 6 years of free Sirius/XM "Travel info"; 6 months of trial Sirius/XM radio. Both pretty hard to beat with any other comparable cross-over SUV, I think. 8 Only really slight negative is the rather pedestrian gas mileage, but even this is contra-indicated by the car's use of Regular 87 octane fuel. Obviously this review is subject to change as our brand new car gets used. But as an initial reaction? Excellent choice for us - other potential buyers should at least consider the Lincoln MKX seriously."

46 people out of 53 found this review helpful

Too many quality issues

By on Thursday, June 15, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great ride"

Cons: "Poor product quality"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Three months after taking delivery, had to have the defective windshield replaced, the brake rotors had to be turned, the temp sensor was intermittent, the navigation has failed on three separate occasions and the cup holder in the back seat had to be replaced. Now have 4000 miles on vehicle and anticipating the next problem. Car has been in the dealership for repair 4 times for a total of 3.5 weeks."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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