Lincoln MKX

Lincoln MKX

About Lincoln MKX

In order to regain its premier luxury-car-manufacturer status, Lincoln has been distancing itself from the Ford vehicles upon which most of its products are based. A prime example is the 2017 Lincoln MKX, a luxury SUV that shares its basic architecture with the Ford Edge, but that now has enough presence and gravitas to make Lexus RX and Audi Q5 buyers give it a second look. With room for only five people Lincoln’s MKX isn’t designed for large families. Instead, the MKX provides a more personal mode of transportation, one backed by an available 335-horsepower EcoBoost engine and numerous premium luxury touches such as the 22-way-adjustable front seats and Revel 19-speaker audio system.

LATEST MODEL
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.

  • Expert Rating: 7.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.5
  • MPG 17|25
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.

Consumer Reviews

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."

45 people out of 51 found this review helpful

Awesome Car and value for the Money!

By on Thursday, July 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 394

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "2.7 twin turbo AWD"

Cons: "Bermbo opt color brakes More colors for the BL pac"

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

"Took ownership in June 2016, did a lot of homework on this car for a year... Look at the Jaguar, drove the Jaguar my sister has... Little to small for my size body frame! Would have gotten the BL but was short on colors So I settle on top of line Res custom ordered Waited 10 weeks well worth it... I'm very Anneal when comes to details and quality Very! 4 words on my 2016 MKX... I Love My Lincoln MKX!!! Best car I've owned... and I have owner 20 new cars. If wanted a sport car or car that handles well on European roads... The Jag would have been the car... But I live in America where the roads are flat and straight and the speed is 55 to 70 mph max. I wish to travel in quite luxury style safety and class!! This is what the MKX brings to the table.. But don't take my word, you mush go test drive one with the 2.7 AWD and yes for 4600lbs car it will and can run with the best of the luxury SUVs..."

25 people out of 30 found this review helpful

updated review!

By on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Luxury appointments, drivability, space, SYNC3"

Cons: "Not the cachet of European/Japanese makers."

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

"OK, having posted my initial review only a day or two after taking possession? Here is my updated review after about 9 months of low milage usage. Bottom line? Great car for my wife and I. We still love the styling and the features in our Reserve trim model. The SYNC3 system, not matter what else you might see elsewhere, is simply amazingly easy to use and is a joy. The sound system (here NOT the Revel Ultima) is very good - anyone not appreciating this has probably simply not used the multitude of sound controls to tailor the speaker fade/balance configuration. (NOTE: having said this, I have just purchased a Lincoln MKZ with the top-of-the-line Revel Ultima 20 speaker system. NOW THAT SYSTEM is simply superb. Best I have ever heard in an automobile and I do consider myself an audiophile.) Our 2017 MKX has, yes, received two service recalls, but both were for rather trivial reasons and were handled appropriately at our dealership. As I indicated above, I have just obtained a 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedan, based upon my positive experience with the 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV. I think that this suffices to describe how I feel about the MKX."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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