Lincoln MKX

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$38,100 - $47,650
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CR Model Summary
Similar to the Ford Edge, the redesigned 2016 MKX is based on a platform shared with the current-generation MKZ sedan. Judging by the Edge, the MKX should be quiet, refined, agile, and high-tech. The standard 3.7-liter V6 makes 303 hp, while an optional 2.7-liter turbo V6 is rated 335 hp. Both are paired with a push-button operated six-speed automatic and available with front- or all-wheel drive. The cabin has abundant wood, brushed metal, and leather surfaces. Convenience and safety features includes a 360-degree camera, parking and lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, and automatic braking, if the driver fails to react to danger.
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
Front or AWD
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
2.7-liter V6 turbo (335 hp)
3.7-liter V6 (303 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 6 year/ 70,000 mile
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First Drive - Lincoln MKX
With no stand-alone models and an all-too-close association with Ford brand equivalents, it's been a real struggle for Lincoln to reestablish itself as a credible luxury brand like Audi, BMW, Lexus, or Mercedes-Benz. But there's been an ongo... More
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Reliability History - Lincoln MKX
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Optional
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score 5
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score 5
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA overall side-crash score 5
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA side pole-crash 5
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 4 / 4
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