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2013 Lincoln MKT Wagon

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  • $43,916*
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  • $46,180
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Lincoln MKT Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 303 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2013 Lincoln MKT

  • Though its versatility is somewhat compromised, the 2013 Lincoln MKT is otherwise a solid alternative to other luxury crossover SUVs.

  • Safety | Reliability
  • Pros

    Generous standard features and high-tech options; powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged V6 option; balanced ride and handling; quiet interior.

  • Cons

    Tight third-row headroom; MyLincoln Touch interface can be frustrating to use.

  • What's New for 2013

    The 2013 Lincoln MKT receives a number of changes. Under the hood is more power for both engines. Outside there's new front end styling,…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)

Pros beat the cons

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Vehicle: 2012 Lincoln MKT

Needed seven passenger seating and did not want a minivan. Pros fast, handled better than a truck based SUVs that we test drove Q7,gx460, q56. J35 handled better but seemed underpowered. Good tradeoff between ride and handling. A little tin can feel but not nearly as tin sounding as the edge. Bad gas Mileage ECO boost in name only. Few mechanical issues with power seats. Third row head clearnce under 5 feet, leg room plenty. Good utility except for third row leg room.

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Do not buy

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Vehicle: 2012 Lincoln MKT

I am very disappointed with this car. It is my fault I bought it howeverÂ…. It is very uncomfortable on long trips as it is too narrow. The two zone comfort system is a fake; as there is only one fan. Thus the zone with the greatest different controlÂ’s the fan. The safety system is silly; it beeps and you get a message on the screen telling to look around. Plus it has lots of other poor design choices. When the wind blows it will whistle, also when someone pass you when the wind blowing it will whistle

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  • 25
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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Lincoln MKT Wagon in NJ is:

$271 per month*
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Full 2013 Lincoln MKT Review

What's New for 2013

The 2013 Lincoln MKT receives a number of changes. Under the hood is more power for both engines. Outside there's new front end styling, while within are redesigned seats, gauges and steering wheel. The MyLincoln Touch interface has been updated and made standard across the board and new features include inflatable rear-seat seatbelts, lane departure warning/assist, a heated steering wheel and (for the EcoBoost model) adaptive suspension dampers. Lastly, some optional features and package availability have been shuffled about.


Based purely on pedigree, the 2013 Lincoln MKT would seem to be a show winner. It's based on the Ford Flex, a large crossover wagon we adore for its utility, well-rounded performance and unique style. Breed in a bunch more high-end features and some luxurious style, and the MKT should be even better, right? Well, it doesn't quite work out that way.

There is still quite a bit to like here. Many positive attributes shine through, including a confident driving attitude, a refined ride, an available 365-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine and cutting-edge technology. The cabin, meanwhile, has been enhanced with high-quality leather, a classy design and plenty of material to deaden the road's abrasive soundtrack. Nor will you be left wanting for features. Even the base MKT comes loaded with convenience and luxury-oriented features, while options include such uplevel picks as automated parallel-parking assist, heated and ventilated second-row seats and a lane-departure warning/aid system.

The major downside is that the 2013 Lincoln MKT sacrifices practicality in the name of unique styling. The swept-back windshield and sloping rear glass reduce interior volume (as compared to the boxy Flex), meaning less space for passengers. Thankfully, the previously frustrating MyLincoln Touch electronic interface has been improved to make it significantly quicker and easier to operate.

Put up against other models like the Acura MD, Audi Q7 and Buick Enclave, the MKT isn't going to immediately stand out as best in show. But overall, there's plenty to like here, and we recommend taking a look at the MKT if you're shopping for a three-row luxury crossover SUV.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Lincoln MKT is a three-row luxury crossover that seats six or seven. There are two trim levels: MKT and MKT with EcoBoost.

Standard MKT equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams, keyless ignition/entry, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, 12-way heated and ventilated power front seats, 60/40-split-fold heated second-row seats (outboard only), manual 50/50 split-fold third-row seats, power-adjustable pedals, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, tri-zone automatic climate control, retractable manual second-row sunshades and a 110-volt power outlet. Electronic features include the Sync voice command system, the MyLincoln Touch interface, mobile WiFi, a rearview camera, Bluetooth (with audio streaming) and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface.

The MKT EcoBoost model adds a more powerful engine, all-wheel drive and adaptive suspension dampers with three driver-selectable modes (that also adjust steering response, stability/traction control parameters, and transmission response and behavior).

The Elite package (EcoBoost only) adds a power fold/tumble third row with tailgate feature, blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system and a 14-speaker premium audio system.

A Technology package (available only in conjunction with the Elite package) includes adaptive cruise control, collision-mitigation system with brake support, lane-keeping alert/aid system and an automatic parallel-parking assist.

Stand-alone options on the EcoBoost include 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated sliding second-row captain's chairs (which drop capacity from seven to six passengers), a second-row refrigerator console (between the captain's chairs), a power panoramic glass roof and metallic interior trim.

Powertrains and Performance

Standard MKT models have a 3.7-liter V6 that now makes 303 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift control. EPA estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

The MKT EcoBoost has a more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 making 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system are standard. Fuel economy estimates are 16/23/18.

In Edmunds performance testing, an MKT EcoBoost accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, a quick time for this segment.


The 2013 Lincoln MKT comes standard with rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags covering all three rows. Parents will also appreciate the standard MyKey feature that restricts wheelspin, vehicle speed and audio volume for teen drivers. The second-row airbag-fortified seatbelts are available on both models. Sync also offers emergency crash notification that automatically dials 911 in the event of an airbag deployment.

Safety features that are available only on the EcoBoost model include blind spot monitor and cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning/aid and a collision warning with brake support system that comes as part of the optional adaptive cruise control. This system flashes a warning on the windshield when sensors detect slower-moving traffic ahead and then pre-charges the brake system to reduce braking distances for an ensuing panic stop.

In a panic stop during Edmunds testing, the MKT stopped from 60 mph in an acceptable distance of 127 feet. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the MKT earned a top rating of "Good" for its performance in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength testing.

Interior Design and Special Features

The three-row MKT's interior is available in six- or seven-passenger configurations, and either way offers handsome styling and upscale materials, including premium leather upholstery and genuine wood trim. For 2013, the MKT boasts fresh interior styling highlighted by an all-new instrument panel and integration of the MyLincoln Touch system and rich new color schemes crafted with new premium materials. High-quality stitching and seams on all seats add to the interior's high level of finish. The premium brand feel that was missing from the previous MKT clearly has found its way into the 2013 model.

The standard MyLincoln Touch interface consists of three display screens and the ability to input commands for various audio, phone and navigation functions via voice, touch controls or buttons on the steering wheel. It's a smart idea in theory, and it does provide some nice customization possibilities. Unfortunately, there's a learning curve involved, and even with this year's update, we've found the system can be slow to respond and the touchscreen's icons difficult to locate and press on the move.

In subjective terms, the 2013 MKT offers plenty of interior and cargo space, with adequate head- and legroom plus cargo capacity that begins at 17.9 cubic feet (behind the third row) and tops out at 75.9 cubic feet (behind the first row). Second-row passengers will find enough room for comfortable cruising; however, the third row is tight by adult standards.

Driving Impressions

We've yet to drive a 2013 Lincoln MKT. However, familiarity with the previous one plus our experience in other vehicles equipped with similar, adaptive suspension systems leads us to believe the EcoBoost model will feel utterly transformed. Where it once felt merely isolated and perhaps a little too soft, it will likely feel alert and responsive over a greater variety of surfaces. Similarly, the highway ride will be improved, as it will feel more controlled and settled rather than vague and heavy. Clearly, the EcoBoost engine is the preferred choice thanks to its superior power and torque, but the base 3.7-liter V6 should now be a viable choice for most shoppers.

Talk About The 2013 MKT

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Why Ford thinks this is a situation to study further is beyond me. Now, if Lincoln had longitudinally mounted engines like Audi that were situated over or slightly behind the front axle--instead of pa...

Meanwhile, the rest of the MKT is boring wagon. Very big too. The wagon-y look has not done well. Stupid buying public response, as SUVs and CUVs are nothing more than tall station wagons with metal b...

Could you please provide the money factor and residual percentage for a 2013 MKT Eco Boost AWD - 15K miles, 36 months, top tier credit....


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