Based on the capable Ford Edge, the Lincoln MKX is one of the best-scoring luxury SUVs in our testing. This is a quiet, refined, and high-tech vehicle. The standard 303-hp, 3.7-liter V6 feels a bit unremarkable, and the optional 335-hp, 2.7-liter turbo V6 is smooth and delivers effortless thrust. The only knock against the MKX is its rather unimpressive fuel economy of 18 mpg overall. Handling is athletic, making the MKX fun to drive. The ride is steady and composed. Tall drivers will probably find that the push-button shifter is a long reach away. The very quiet cabin feels first-class, with abundant wood, brushed metal, and leather surfaces. Convenience and safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and cross-traffic alert. First-year reliability of the redesign has been below average.