2017 Lincoln MKX SUV

City mpg:
17
Hwy6 mpg:
25

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Overview

The standard features of the Lincoln MKX Premiere include 3.7L V-6 303hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, Safety Canopy System curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac w/RSC electronic stability.

2017 Lincoln
MKX SUV

Starting at: $38,260

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    $1,500 Lincoln AFS cash back and 0.0% APR for 60 months on select Lincoln MKX models

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    • Program #20439: Not all buyers will qualify. Lincoln AFS limited-term APR financing. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 01/02/2018. Not all Lincoln MKX Reserve models may qualify. See dealer for residency restrictions qualifications and complete details.

      (11677) Program #11677: Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 01/02/2018. See dealer for complete details.

      (11679) Program #11679: Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 10/31/2017. See dealer for complete details. Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 0.0% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 60 monthly payments of $16.67 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. 0.0% for a term of 36 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $27.78 per $1000 financed. 0.0% for a term of 48 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $20.83 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 72 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $14.71 per $1000 financed. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Steering wheel mounted A/C controls
  • Memory seat
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 10
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 3
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 72 months/70,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - unlimited months/ unlimited distance
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Power 2-way passenger lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Engine displacement - 3.7 L
  • Engine horsepower - 303hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Engine torque - 278 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 95.5mm x 86.7mm (3.76" x 3.41")
  • Compression ratio - 10.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,891kg (4,168lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,468kg (5,440lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 907kg (2,000lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,826mm (190.0")
  • Exterior body width - 1,933mm (76.1")
  • Exterior height - 1,681mm (66.2")
  • Wheelbase - 2,850mm (112.2")
  • Front legroom - 1,087mm (42.8")
  • Rear legroom - 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Front headroom - 1,013mm (39.9")
  • Rear headroom - 996mm (39.2")
  • Front hiproom - 1,433mm (56.4")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,412mm (55.6")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,496mm (58.9")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,499mm (59.0")
  • Passenger volume - 3,067L (108.3 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 1,053 L (37 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,948 L (69 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.7
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 303hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Torque - 278 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Manual-shift auto - SelectShift
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 20mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 18.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 17mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 25mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/60HR18.0
  • Rear tires - 245/60HR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • High intensity discharge headlights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Configurable
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP1 Engine Transmission City/Hwy6 mpg
Premiere 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Premiere Search New $38,260   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 25  
Premiere 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Premiere Search New $40,755   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  
Select 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Select Search New $41,550   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 25  
Select 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Select Search New $44,045   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  
Reserve 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Reserve Search New $45,560   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 25  
Reserve 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV Reserve Search New $48,055   303-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Except for the irksome pushbutton shifter, performance is strong and satisfying with either V6 engine. Each provides smooth power flow. Even with all-wheel drive, the standard 3.7-liter V6 propels the Lincoln MKX adequately. Still, the twin-turbo V6 feels stronger and might be worth the $2,000 premium. Acceleration to 60 mph with the 2.7-liter V6 takes about six seconds, a quick performance.

Gear ratios in the 6-speed automatic feel correct, and it delivers clean, quick downshifts. Sport mode allows using paddle shifters to drop down by more than one gear, without harshness or delay.

Adaptive shock absorbers and a carefully controlled suspension yield an absorbent, well-composed ride, along with top-notch road manners, even in Sport model with bigger tires. Patchy pavement seldom causes harsh reactions, while steering is impressively accurate.

On all-wheel-drive models, Lincoln Drive Control provides Normal, Sport, and Comfort modes. Front-drive versions automatically set the suspension damping.

Optional variable-ratio steering can alter the level of power assistance, based on steering-wheel rotation. Amount of boost diminishes at higher speeds to improve stability, but increases at low speeds to ease parking.

Gas mileage isn’t great. With the 3.7-liter V6 and front-drive, the Lincoln MKX is EPA-rated at 17/25 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive sinks those figures to 16/23 mpg City/Highway, or 19 mpg Combined. The 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 is EPA-rated at 18/25 mpg City/Highway with front-drive, and 17/24 mpg City/Highway with all-wheel drive.

Walk Around

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Although the early Lincoln MKX bore a strong resemblance to the Ford Edge, with chrome pieces added, the current generation presents a more distinguished, firmly premium aura. Soft bodyside sculpting conveys a graceful tone, which might even be called voluptuous, though its identity as a wagon is clear when viewed from the side.

Up front is a big dual-wing grille, accented on some versions by an elegant curl of LED daytime running lights. Upper models get full LED lighting, and all look contemporary. LED taillights stretch across the liftgate.

Interior Overview

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Stylish comfort and stretch-out room await up to five occupants in an Lincoln MKX. Both the second row and the cargo area rank above the norm in spaciousness.

Flying buttresses bracket the high-mounted console, though its storage area isn’t the most accessible. Instead of a familiar shift lever, the driver reaches for a set of pushbuttons to change gears, a setup that’s not universally appreciated.

Taller drivers might have difficulty seeing the gauge tops, because the seat won’t lower sufficiently. The optional 22-way power front seats may be just the ticket for easing fatigue on long trips. Front occupants get plenty of storage space, in the console as well as a covered bin. Because ride height is on the low side, entry and exit are easy.

Adults should be comfortable enough in the second row, unless the panoramic moonroof if installed, as it cuts into headroom. However, the three-person bench lacks contouring, and is essentially flat. The seatback folds down, but not flat. Lincoln MKX seats up to five in its two rows.

With back seats folded, cargo volume tops 73 cubic feet, dipping to 37 with those seats upright. The power tailgate rises as you shake a foot below the back bumper. Plenty of noise-reducing techniques help subdue drivetrain sounds, though Lincoln pipes in some imitation engine sounds.

Summary

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To some buyers, the Lincoln brand itself doesn’t quite qualify as full-bore luxury, but the Lincoln MKX is a refined and capable premium crossover. Pile on options and the price can reach $60,000, but that’s not unusual and this Lincoln delivers a lot for those dollars. Black Label trim is classy, but costly. We like it.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Four trim levels are offered, with front-wheel drive standard, all-wheel drive optional ($2,495) for each model. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

The 2017 Lincoln MKX Premiere ($38,260) comes with the 3.7-liter V6, leatherette upholstery, rearview camera, proximity key, dual-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, active noise canceling, SYNC 3 infotainment, nine-speaker audio, Bluetooth, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

MKX Select ($41,550) upgrades to leather seating surfaces, wood trim, power tilt/telescopic steering column, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, ambient lighting, machined aluminum wheels, and a power tailgate. Lincoln MKX Reserve ($45,560) adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive HID headlights, heated/cooled front seats, a panoramic moonroof, blind-spot monitors, and navigation.

Black Label ($53,475) comes in a choice of four themes: Muse, Modern Heritage, Thoroughbred, or Indulgence, each with its own rendition of leather and wood trim. Revel 19-speaker audio is standard.

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