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Lincoln MKT
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$43,210 - $45,205
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CR Model Summary
This three-row SUV is based on the Ford Flex. Base models are powered by a lackluster 3.7-liter V6. The uplevel turbo V6 version we tested was quick, and returned 18 mpg overall. The ride is comfortable but stiffer than that of the Flex. Handling lacks agility and the MKT is cumbersome at its cornering limits. The interior is very roomy, plush, and quiet. But despite its many luxury amenities, visibility and driving position are compromised. The third-row seats are best suited for kids. A wide turning circle and overall length hamper maneuverability. Recent updates have added the frustrating MyLincoln Touch system. Reliability of the turbo V6 has been well below average.
 
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
Front or AWD
Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Engines available
3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
3.7-liter V6 (303 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Warranty
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 6 year/ 70,000 mile
 
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Reliability History - Lincoln MKT EcoBoost
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Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
 
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Not available
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush Good
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 4 / 4
 
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