2011 Lincoln MKX Price, Review

2011 Lincoln MKX Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, With a new model waiting in the wings, the 2011 Lincoln MKX is nearly unchanged save for fuel-economy improvements to the tune of 1 mpg city and highway for front-drive models and 2 mpg city/1 mpg highway for all-wheel drive models, along with two special appearance packages: Midnight Limited Edition and Ultimate Edition.

Lincoln’s MKX adds more competition to the crossover, luxury car segment. The Lincoln MKX has been designed based on the Edge. If the consumer doesn’t want a Japanese or German car, the MKX is an nice alternative.

The Lincoln MKX is a heavy car. Its cabin is well-executed, and feature loaded. Its great for running errands or for mild off-road excursions. The MKX is sold with an all-wheel-drive configuration so people living in snowy climes can get more power and improved handling from the vehicle; it sports practical amenities too like a navigation system, a Sirius Travel Link feature, and the driver gets on the road guidance and detailed traffic information.

The MKX is sold with one powertrain; this is common for a car in this segment. It hosts a 3.5-Liter V-6 engine married to a six-speed auto tranny. The car comes with a number of unique packages. The price tag is somewhat elevated, particularly when compared to its rivals in this class. The 2011 configurations are slated for redesigns, so discounts are to be had on 2010 models now.

The MKX has face that’s more in line with the big Navigator SUV than with the newer MKS and MKZ, although that’s likely to change as well soon. In the rear, its tailgate is punctuated by a rear light that goes the vehicle’s entire width.

The MKX has a well-appointed cabin, but its design is truck-like and not particularly fitting for a luxury crossover. Major options include a 12-speaker, 600-watt THX-certified audio system and Vista Roof panoramic sunroof.

The 2011 Lincoln MKX’s all-aluminum 3.5-liter V-6 with 266 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque are beginning to seem modest relative to the competition, although we expect the engine options to be upgraded soon. When combined with the MKX’s two-ton-plus curb weight, which also affects handling and braking, the result is adequate but not sterling acceleration. Overall, ride-quality takes precedence over on-road dynamics.

The Lincoln MKX comes standard with six airbags including front, side, and side curtain airbags for both rows. Other safety features include energy-absorbing door trim, seat-belt pretensioners, and crash severity sensor.

Bodystyles: Crossover SUV
Engines: 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: FWD, AWD

EPA Fuel Economy
FWD: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
AWD: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway