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Lincoln MKT

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2019
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2019 Lincoln MKT Ratings & Reliability
This three-row SUV is based on the Ford Flex, with a similarly roomy interior and a more stylized shape. 2019 models are equipped with a standard 3.5-liter turbo V6 engine, six-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive. The ride is comfortable but stiffer than that of the Flex, and the MKT is cumbersome at its cornering limits. The interior is very roomy, plush, and quiet. But visibility and the driving position are compromised, and the third-row seats are best suited for kids. A wide turning circle and overall length hamper maneuverability. The 2019 model year is the MKT's swan song; it will be replaced by the 2020 Aviator, which goes on sale this summer.
2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKT 2018
The 2013 update brought the addition of variable cam timing to the 3.5-liter V6. This bumps horsepower from 262 to 287. A self-parking system is offered as an option. Overall, MKT rides well, is commendably quiet and second-row legroom is abundant. Though the third-row seat is modest, cargo space is generous. A by-product of the Lincoln's size and soft ride, handling is clumsy. Remote start, MyFordTouch, collision warning and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert are available.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $23,550 - $30,225 $21,550 - $28,050
2017 $20,350 - $23,950 $18,390 - $21,890
2016 $18,400 - $22,500 $16,375 - $20,375
2015 $17,950 - $19,925 $15,260 - $17,760
2014 $14,500 - $17,125 $11,445 - $13,945
2013 $11,200 - $12,800 $8,275 - $9,775
2010-2012
2010 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKT 2012
This big three-row vehicle has a very roomy, plush, and quiet interior, along with many luxury amenities. However, the view out and the driving position are compromised by its styling. Its third-row seats are best suited for kids. Base models are powered by a 3.7-liter V6. The up-level engine is a turbocharged V6, making it quick, while returning 18 mpg overall. The ride is comfortable, but handling lacks agility, and the MKT is cumbersome at its cornering limits. A wide turning circle hampers maneuverability.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $9,900 - $11,500 $7,030 - $8,530
2011 $8,300 - $9,900 $5,475 - $6,980
2010 $7,250 - $8,850 $4,430 - $5,930