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The new Lincoln MKX 2010 has a low price; luxury features and good fuel economy in its class make it the best value for money SUV. With so many advantages Lincoln MKX still falls short in many key areas. Lincoln has covered all the complaints with new 2011 Lincoln MKX. It is ready to enter the markets. Lincoln MKX is the one of the most affordable luxury SUVs available in the market. The fuel economy is also very good, and it covers all the complaints with its excellent economical drive. However, some reviewers still don’t like MKX because it is similar to Ford Edge.

Licoln MKX has many luxury appealing features, but the result comes in unsatisfying way. The major complain was about the poor interior quality. It has low base price, but you can still find cheaper SUVs than Lincoln MKX. The best alternative to Licoln MKX is Lexus RX350. It is the leader in its class and offers good fuel economy with many features. The 2010 MKX model has a good fuel economy with 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on highway. People didn’t like the optional All wheel Drive and the base model comes with front wheel drive. There is not much to worry about because Lincoln MKX 2011 is ready to go live. It has many standard features and much better styling. Most of all, the price is almost same for 2011 model. The 2011 Lincoln MKX model is available in the market. The review for 2011 Lincoln MKX will be live soon.


Average Paid: $37,420 – $39,256, MSRP: $38,845 – $40,695, Invoice: $35,786 – $37,451

Lincoln MKX Ratings

Lincoln MKX Performance: 3.8 (Good)

Lincoln MKX Exterior: 4.2 (Very Good)

Lincoln MKX Interior: 4.1 (Very Good)

Lincoln MKX Safety: 4.9 (Excellent)

Lincoln MKX Reliability: 4.0 (Very Good)

Power & Performance

Most of the reviewers say that the driving experience is adequate, and it drives like a sedan. Licoln MKX offers smooth and comfortable drive rather sportier drive. MKX comes with powerful 3.5 liter V6 Engine, which produces 265 horsepower. Test drivers say that the performance is adequate, but still need to be improved. MKX comes standard with six speed automatic gear box and reviewers complain about its performance. Good fuel economy is a plus, and it is rated one of the best fuel efficient SUVs in its class.

However, the All Wheel Drive model is not good in fuel economy. The handling is very smooth and reviewers are happy with it handling abilities. On the other hand, they complain about slow braking system. There is an optional Intelligent AWD System that senses wheel slippage, but it adds about $1900 extra in the base price.

Interior & Exterior

Lincoln MKX 5 seat interior is comfortable and luxurious. Lincoln MKX seats are comfortable and spacious. Reviewers like the seating and cargo space. Some people complain about the material quality, and they are not up to the standards. Reviewers say that the MKX cabin is very comfortable and spacious. MKX offers excellent standard features like heated and cooled front seats and standard leather upholstery. Standard cooled and heated front seat option is rare in other luxury SUVs.

Lincoln MKX comes many standard features like heated and cooled front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, Ford’s SYNC In-car Connectivity System, Sirius satellite radio, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, an auxiliary audio input jack, and Ford’s SYNC In-car Connectivity System. The quality of the materials is not up to the mark. There are many changes in 2011 model and they claim every drawback is covered. Lincoln MKX 2011 is not available in the market. There is a new feature in 2011 MyLicoln Touch, which replaces buttons with a touch screen system.

The cargo is space adequate for moving heavy luggage. It offers 32.3 cubic feet and 68.6 cubic feet with the second row folded. MKX have many small storage spaces.

Reviewers like the exterior and have many things to say about its styling. However, some say it has nothing special, and it is not appealing.

Safety & Reliability

Lincoln MKX receives 5 out of 5 ranking for driver protection and 4 out of 5 in passenger protection in frontal crash tests. It also gets 5 out of 5 in both front and rear seat occupant protection. MKX also receives 4 out of 5 stars ranking in rollover crash test.

MKX is the safest car with excellent ratings. Lincoln MKX has many standard safety features like reverse sensing system, side curtain airbags for outboard passengers, dual-stage front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and AdvanceTrac traction control with Roll Stability Control. There is optional Adaptive headlights system.

The MKX is the most reliable car with good rating. These rankings are based on different published reviews and test drive data available online. MKX comes with four year or 50,000 miles warranty and six years or 70,000 miles power train coverage.


About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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