ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
The new Lincoln MKX is based on the Mazda6 platform that is also used in the coming Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7. This car-based architecture is a departure from the original short-lived Aviator, which was Lincoln's version of the Mercury Mountaineer and Ford Explorer. As such, the new MKX adapts the concept of other refined car-based SUVs like the Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX. The MKX will use the same 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission as the Edge.