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2007 Lincoln MKX - Road Test Specs

2007 Lincoln MKX Sedan

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

Vehicle

Model year2007
MakeLincoln
ModelMKX
Style4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$36,445
As-tested MSRP$43,890

Drivetrain

Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3496cc (213 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)250 @ 4,500
Transmission type6-speed Automatic

Chassis

Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic rack and pinion power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelCrossContact LX
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP245/60R18 104T
Tire size, rearP245/60R18 104T
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)8.4
0-75 mph (sec.)12.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 85.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)37
60-0 mph (ft.)146
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.4
@ Full throttle (dB)72.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration comments"Quickest" runs were accomplished without brake torque -- just wood it and go. Tach was a little slow, but the transmission still shifted a few hundred rpm before redline.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsPedal felt very soft on first run then improved on following runs. Antilock brakes were also not easily engaged on first run. There was noticeable fade during braking following the acceleration runs.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsSmooth, slow inputs are the only hope on the skid pad. Anything else upsets the chassis and engages stability control, which cannot be defeated. The key to the quickest runs in the slalom is to stay below stability control limits and be very smooth with steering inputs. There is lots of roll.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (F)83.5
Wind (mph, direction)1.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)20

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4621
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,621
Length (in.)186.5
Width (in.)75.8
Height (in.)67.5
Wheelbase (in.)111.2
Track, front (in.)65.1
Track, rear (in.)64.9
Turning circle (ft.)38.6
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)39.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)31.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)69.0

Warranty

Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance6 years/70,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available

Safety

Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
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