Complete Lincoln MKX lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Lincoln MKX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Lincoln, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company. The company manufactured the MKX based on the Ford Edge's CD3 platform, which it shares with the Mazda CX-9.

History of Lincoln MKX

The Lincoln MKX debuted as a concept car at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, and it was expected to replace the Lincoln Aviator. The production MKX went on the market in December 2006, with the model year of 2007. Many formerly optional features, such as Sirius Satellite Radio, a reverse sensing system, and heated and cooled seats, were soon made standard. In 2011, the MKX received a facelift, including a reworked front and back end, interior, and a more powerful engine.


The front-wheel-drive Premiere with the 3.7-liter V6 starts at little under $40,000, according to Lincoln's MSRP. The price of the Select trim rises to roughly $43,000, while the Reserve starts at around $46,500. The top-of-the-line Black Label model starts at more than $54,000 and goes up to $67,000. Choosing the turbocharged engine costs $2,000 to any trim level.


Exterior of Lincoln MKX

Although the actual look of Lincoln's 2018 MKX luxury SUV is identical to that of the previous-generation Ford Edge, there are merely technical differences. The MKX has a split grille and plenty of LED illumination. The MKX comes equipped with 18-inch wheels, but you can upgrade to 20- or 21-inch wheels with Lincoln's top-of-the-line Black Label trim. It adds special color schemes and badges to the MKX's exterior and various interior designs.

Interior of Lincoln MKX

The Lincoln MKX for 2018 has attractive color options and high-quality materials such as soft leather on the upholstery and aluminum-and-wood accents. Thanks to the massive Panoramic Vista Roof, the interior is bright and breezy. The back row of the Lincoln MKX is surprisingly spacious, with over 40 inches of rear-seat legroom and much more in the front, making it simple to stretch out. The new Sync 3 system, which employs an 8-inch touchscreen interface to operate audio, Bluetooth, navigation, and climate, sits at the core of the center stack. Two Revel audio systems are available as options on the Select and Reserve trims.

Additional standard features include:

  • LED taillights
  • A reverse-sensing system
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Standard 10-way-power driver seat
  • SYNC 3
  • A 9-speaker audio system
  • A rearview camera
  • Air-filtration system
  • Remote start
  • A Torque-vectoring control
  • A curve control

Options for the Lincoln MKX are as follows:

  • Revel audio systems (up to 19 speakers)
  • Panoramic Vista Roof
  • 22-way-adjustable front seats with massagers
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping aid
  • Forward-collision warning


The Lincoln MKX engine delivers 303 hp (226 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm) at 4,000 rpm of torque. Lincoln sold the MKX as an all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle powered by a 2.7L twin-turbocharged V6 and an engine code of 99R. The fuel system built on the MKX engine is Sequential MPI with a displacement of 3.7 L/227.

Release Date

In 2004, Lincoln unveiled the MKX at the North American International Auto Show as a concept car and went up on sale in December 2006 with the model year of 2007.