The Lincoln MKX has a winning formula with standout design, advanced technology, superior craftsmanship and Lincoln value. In fact, the 2016 model was named a Best Cars for the Money Winner from US News and World Report. For 2017, the luxury crossover is poised to earn even greater praise.
The 2017 Lincoln MKX starts at an MSRP of $38,260 and is currently ranked ahead of more expensive models including the Infiniti QX60 and QX70, Lexus GX, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Cadillac XT5 and Volvo XC90.
There are two available engines, both paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Choose the 3.7-liter V6 for 303 hp and 278 lb/ft of torque with fuel estimates rated up to 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Upgrade to the 2.7-liter V6, and power spikes to 335 hp and 380 lb/ft of torque; even more impressive is the fact that fuel economy actually increases to 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Both engines are standard with front-wheel drive; Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available as an option.
The Lincoln MKX is available with features like Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping, which monitors steering, body movement, suspension and braking to adjust the suspension. You can also choose from three driving modes (Normal, Sport and Comfort) for a custom-tailored driving feel. Electric Power-Assisted Steering is standard, but you can add Adaptive Steering for a more connected feel at high speeds.
The Lincoln MKX is well-equipped in all trim levels with HID headlights with LED signatures, LED taillights, dual chrome exhaust tips, heated exterior mirrors, dual zone automatic temperature control, intelligent access with push button start, remote start and 10-way power adjustable heated front seats. Technophiles will appreciate the SYNC® 3 infotainment system, along with the 10-speaker audio system, two smart charging USB ports and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with six-month subscription. There are two additional Revel® sound systems including a 19-speaker option with HD Radio™ technology.
Some of the available features you can find as you climb through the trim levels include Adaptive HID or LED headlights, a hands-free power liftgate, ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, a Panoramic Vista Roof® that spans both rows, dual headrest DVD entertainment system, navigation system, Bridge of Weir® leather trimmed seats and 22-way multi-contour front seats with massage function.
For those who demand the highest levels of luxury, Lincoln offers Black Label. In addition to the three Black Label Themes (Thoroughbred, Indulgence and Modern Heritage) with special leathers and materials, you’ll enjoy perks including an extended Premium Maintenance Plan, remote vehicle delivery and even a free meal at a culinary collection restaurant.
All Lincoln MKX models are full of the latest in safety features, including a rearview camera, the Lincoln Personal Safety System™ and Safety Canopy® System. Advanced features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, Forward Sensing System and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert are available. To help with parking, you can also add a 360-degree camera and an enhanced Active Park Assist system.
The 2017 Lincoln MKX shows that you don’t need to spend a lot to get a lot. Stop by today and experience the newest Lincoln MKX for yourself with a test drive.This article is presented by Parks Lincoln of Tampa in Tampa, Florida.