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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.

Road Test

Lincoln has struggled mightily, despite valiant efforts, to re-establish itself as a credible luxury brand. But its offerings have come across as premium-grade poseurs.The new Lincoln MKX crossover, however, is ready for prime time -- with a regal st...

Highs

  • Quiet and luxurious inside
  • Agile handling makes it relatively fun to drive

Lows

  • 18 mpg overall falls behind the segment average
  • Lincoln brand equity not that strong

Best Version to Get

Start your search for a MKX with the Sync 3 touch-screen system; it is superior to the MyLincoln Touch system that it replaced. The early 2016 MKXs were equipped with the older MyLincoln Touch, so you want to get one that was built later during that model year run. We're partial to...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 6 year/70,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 6 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (335 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (303 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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