2010 Lincoln MKX
The Lincoln MKX is considered a mid size luxury crossover SUV, aimed to compete with models like the Lexus RX 350, which is the best selling mid-size SUV in its class. Although tough to compete with models in the Lexus line-up, the MKX is luxurious and comfortable in its own skin. It is built on a raised suspension that gives drivers the high seating position, which for some is major selling point.
Exterior-wise, the MKX features a chrome grille that stretches from headlight to headlight, a highlight that is shared with other Lincoln’s such as the admired Navigator. Also fitted with restyled rear taillights, and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels complete the visual differentiation the MKX receives from the Ford Edge.
Inside the MKX is a full leather interior, real wood and satin-nickel accents, heated and cooled front seats, and a six-disc in-dash CD changer, Options include all wheel drive (standard MKX’s are front-wheel drive), an enormous sunroof dubbed the “Vista Roof” (Panoramic), a premium THX-certified sound system with 14-speakers and 600 watts of peak power, and a rear seat entertainment package with a second row DVD player and eight-inch screen. Bowing to the current consumer desire for oversized rims, 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels are an option.
Under the hood, the MKX is stocked with a 3.5 liter V6 with variable-valve timing, produces the same 265 horsepower and 250 lb.-feet of torque that it does in the Ford Edge. Safety features include dual front airbags, side-impact curtain airbags for the first and second rows, and seat mounted side impact airbags for the first row. An AdvanceTrac stability system with Roll Stability Control is standard, as is an electronic traction control system.