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Lincoln MKX

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Lincoln MKX is a quiet, refined, and high-tech vehicle that is based on the very capable Ford Edge. The standard 303-hp, 3.7-liter V6 feels a bit unremarkable, so we suggest getting the optional 335-hp, 2.7-liter turbo V6, which is smooth and delivers effortless thrust. The only knock against the MKX is its rather unimpressive fuel economy of 18 mpg overall. Handling is athletic, making the MKX fun to drive. The ride is comfortable and composed. The push-button shifter is a long reach away and fussy to use. The very quiet cabin feels first-class, with abundant wood, brushed metal, and leather surfaces. Convenience and safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and cross-traffic warning. Lincoln is changing the MKX's name to Nautilus and dropping the 3.7-liter engine.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2017
2016 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKX 2017
Based on the capable Ford Edge, the redesigned Lincoln MKX is one of the best luxury SUVs in our testing. This is a quiet, refined, and high-tech vehicle. The standard 303-hp, 3.7-liter V6 feels a bit unremarkable, while the optional 335-hp, 2.7-liter turbo V6 is smooth and delivers effortless thrust. The only knock against the MKX is its rather unimpressive fuel economy of 18 mpg overall. Handling is athletic, making the MKX fun to drive and the ride is steady and composed. Tall drivers will likely find the push-button shifter a long reach away. The very quiet cabin feels first class, with abundant wood, brushed metal, and leather surfaces. Convenience and safety features include a 360-degree camera, parking and lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, and automatic braking. A much better Sync 3 infotainment system replaced MyLincoln Touch.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $22,225 - $37,150 $19,300 - $33,800
2011-2015
2011 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKX 2015
The 2011 redesign spiffed things up a bit, but the enhancements didn't push it into the realm of competiveness in the class. With that said, the Lincoln does have an absorbent ride, the engine delivers plenty of power, and the cabin is plush and neatly finished. But the touch-sensitive buttons make adjusting the climate, audio, and other functions a distracting and tedious nuisance.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $20,825 - $22,725 $17,825 - $19,675
2014 $18,150 - $19,750 $15,080 - $16,630
2013 $15,125 - $16,700 $12,050 - $13,550
2012 $12,725 - $14,325 $9,730 - $11,230
2011 $11,450 - $12,675 $8,480 - $9,630
2007-2010
2007 Redesign Year
Lincoln MKX 2010
Lincoln's MKX uses Ford's 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic, a combination that delivered strong performance. The ride is comfortable, but handling lacks agility. Overall though, we found the MKX lacking when it comes to justifying its price premium. The Lincoln doesn't offer a third-row seat, its engine and transmission lack the refinement of other competitors, and its handling is not agile.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $9,650 - $10,775 $6,730 - $7,780
2009 $8,775 - $9,900 $5,875 - $6,925
N/A
N/A
2008 $7,825 - $8,950 $4,975 - $6,025
2007 $6,825 - $7,775 $4,025 - $4,925