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Lincoln MKT

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Lincoln MKT 2012 4-door SUV
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 makes the SUV quick while returning 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 visibility and driving position are compromised. The third-row seats are best suited for kids. A wide turning circle and the MKT's length hamper maneuverability.

See Reliability page for the latest 2012 Lincoln MKT recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

The MKT brings a lushly appointed cabin and a comfortable ride. The optional turbocharged V6 delivers plenty of power, but the MKT is a bulky ship that handles clumsily. The interior is very quiet, and the comfortable second-row seats offer exception...


  • Acceleration, transmission, quietness, fit and finish, rear seat, crash-test results.


  • Agility, turning circle, rear visibility, narrow cockpit.


2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo (355 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (268 hp)