ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
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, with many luxury amenities, but visibility and the driving position are compromised. The third-row seats are best suited for kids. A wide turning circle and the MKT's overall length hamper maneuverability. Recent updates have added the frustrating MyLincoln Touch system.