Lincoln MKX Review

Posted on 24. Oct, 2006 by in Auto News

What was the ninth generation from Lincoln Mark series? Somewhere in the Lincoln brand Twisted nomenclature, there is a missing link: a link between the rip-snorting Lincoln Mark VIII and X. cute-ute market I mean MKX. While no one at the Lincoln brand awareness roadshow bought Houstonian the sly attempt to align the disparate Mark series new, they still gave me a set of keys to their latest crossover vehicle, and told me to go play. Now, fair enough.

I came, I saw, and I found the irony: the MKX 'waffle iron grille reminiscent of the much-loved suicide door Continentals, cars that presidents, three-letter title of their own transports. Just in case you missed the history lesson, Lincoln placed a gigantic star front and center. It reminds one and all that this luxo-crossover is not a would-be Lexus-it is a rebadged Ford Unlike tasteful out before schnoz and LED lamps behind, there's little to the Lincoln MKX from its stable mates, the Ford Edge differ.

If the Edge did not exist, the MKX would mean the sheet a strong future for the Lincoln brand. But is A Ford Edge, and it's ready to overpopulate a dealer in your area. Remains the newborn MKX Wishing Toyota Ford was more like: The secular Highlander a nose job, slap on some "RX" badge and call it a day. And Lincolnians want Ford was more like Toyota: please give me a few distinctive new sheet.

If there is a head to badge engineering, the MKX is the interior. Lincoln added megadoses of near-luxury spizzarkle to the edge of the elegant, efficient, and comfortable living space. Mix soft vinyl door trim, polished wood and chrome. An armrest with true triple stitched decadence handmade promotes body relaxation. The somewhat supportive seats and touring duty padded, supported by a rear cooling system that is strong enough to give you the impression that you have wet pants.

The MKX "line gives the Lincoln brand trademark combination of satin-nickel-bling, light wood and beautiful chrome accents. Apart from the less-than-Lexian leather on the steering wheel, does the cabin and feels suitably genteel. In true crossover style, reduces the MKX 'mad fast D-pillar storage traditional car standards (real SUV breathe). You could, the rear seats fold or … someone else to drive, hop in the back, open the panoramic sunroof shades, plug in the iPod, crank up the fourteen-speaker THX audio and happiness to rising highs and full-bodied bass, as bad weather goes through you.

With a combination of high and mighty attitude, 18 "wheels, adaptive headlights Aimers, all-wheel drive and a 265hp V6, the MKX brave, go go wherever the hell quasi-SUV will or not. Though building a Lincoln without a proper V8 under the hood remains a criminal offense in many southern states, Ford latest Duratec dynamo respectable torque makes from idle to 4000rpm. lashed to a six-cog automatic, the MKX fast enough work for the government (you can your taxes in the time it takes file from zero to 60 to receive). During MKX "" luxury tuned "suspension err on the safety side, the CUV uniform design allows a surprising measure of balance through the corners, you know, for a vehicle that weighs 4420 pounds with 60% his weight on his nose.

Even better, the more-than-adequate dynamics have not only worsen the Lincoln luxury ride. The MKX no Town Car, but its MacPherson struts (front) and the new four-link independent rear suspension (rear) Murder Most roads imperfections with quiet ease. The plugs are impressive disc brakes provide a linear pedal to pull the cute Lincoln by the speed with ample reserves of Whoa Nellie. Apart from a smattering of road noise from the loading area, the MKX is indeed feel like a real luxury car. I mean SUV. He CUV.

And you pay a reasonable price for the privilege. Lincoln MKX is about $ 4,500 harder. On your wallet than a comparable Ford Edge, which has the same powertrain, chassis and moonroof, and can be ordered with the same navigation system, up-rated audio and a fine leather of his own So what is love on the MKX? A retro grille, a better warranty, woodgrain accents, A / C seats and luxury tuned (ie, less sporty) dynamics. Yup, it's the Lincoln Zephyr all over again.

Look at the neglected Town Car (as it is still the top earner even without subsidies), and there is not a single Lincoln carries unique sheet. After a few months of fleet sales, profit-killing rebates and sweetheart leases, is corporate spin champion MKX sales "increased market share and revenue capture so-and-so percent." But Lincoln progression from nothing to almost nothing is hardly proclaim his triumph. Lexus-style profit margins require much masquerading metal and a bit of a-offsmanship. Anything less is simply not it will cut. nothing of Lincoln would be a surprise and a long overdue that an be on.