I've had this car for 18+ months and I'm looking to trade.
At 5 months the brakes were making a terrible grinding.
My rotors already needed turning.
At one year, my battery needed replacing after many complaints of odd electrical malfunctions.
My wipers still go on for no reason, on a completely sunny day sitting at a stop light.
My radio features sometimes go awry, not going to preset channel or displaying two different stations on the dash compared to instrument cluster screen.
Acceleration is sluggish, once you're going ride is comfortable.
Absolutely hate the blinker.
Every time I use it I think its going to break.
Too hard to operate - what we're they thinking?!?
Seat comfort is nice, heated seats work well, love the heated steering wheel in cold weather.
Stereo sounds ok.
Back-up camera works well and I'm glad mirrors have a blinker.
I appeciate that in other cars on the road.
Four charging outlets.
Moon roof is very nice.
The front grill - eesh, I still can't get used to it.
The absence of knobs for volume/fan control.
The "swipe" feature is the stupidest thing I've ever seen and are easily touched when using other dash features.
For the money, they should include a cargo shade, good grief.
Why would I want anyone to see the shopping bags or sporting equipment back there?
No, the tint is not dark enough.
And lastly, Ford has done it again with misleading gas mileage.
I can't get above 19 combined and I drive at least 60% highway, trying continuously to stay speed/brake concious.
Working with Ford on replacing my upgraded wheels which are peeling.
MKX does not go through the snow as well as my RX350.
We purchased the MKX to replace 2012 Infiniti FX 35 we had for 2 years.
Although we loved the FX35, we both decided that we needed more interior space for travel.
The FX 35 is not as roomy and accommodating.
So far this has been a joy to own.
Smooth and noise free driving.
I am surprised to see that others have not had this same experience.
We had a 2010 VW Toureg prior to the Infiniti and it was built rugged as well as luxurious.
So, the MKX has a nice feel in the middle.
I think it will hold well to taking the dogs to the vet as well as transporting the grandchildren to activities.
I will come back and update after owning for a year, any negative issues.
Easy control features
My MKX is only seven months plus old with all features warranty plus anti rust package. But I am disappointed to see my MKX with rusty condition and not getting a proper help from Ford. I would request all of you who has this vehicle go and check if you have such issues for safer side otherwise it will be too late to react.
get better quality control and dont say NO to vehicle owners for better service
Lincoln was once a proud brand and builder of significant American luxury cars. The brand died altogether more than 20 years ago but Ford has not yet caught on to this news.
The MKX is an appalling vehicle. The exterior and interior design are both revolting and non-functional. This is Ford Edge remodeled by Stevie Wonder. It is beyond me how, in 2013, a carmaker could offer such a poor design. For example, none of the buttons or switches inside are logically placed or obvious to use. Buttons on the steering wheel require removing your hands to access. Buttons are the dash are microscopically small and usually take many attempts to operate. The touch screen is just a mess.
The motor is ok and has adequate power. Unfortunately, ours has terrible throttle tip in which causes frantic lurching in parking lots.
The stereo sound is ok but operating the stereo on screen or via the steering wheel is a disaster. Ride and seats are very comfortable and seat adjustment is excellent. Also, heated and cooled seats are fabulous.
Restyle the interior and exterior. Add very basic features like nav, sunroof, and auto headlights. Fix the rear visibility which is the worst I have ever experienced. Add a backup cam. Remove the horrible chrome which reflects sun from all angles. Improve the mileage. I could go on all day.
Just bought a 2013 MKX.
After owning Subaru Outbacks for years, I couldn't stomach the new ugly models with useless cargo racks.
I was looking for cargo space, kayak carrying capability, comfortable seats, a color other than gray, black or white, and gas efficiency.
The MKX beat out the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, the Cadillac, the VW Toureg, and the Lexus.
Most of the others had very ugly silver consoles.
The MKX has everything I was looking for and is beautiful inside.
The seats and finish are wonderful.
I love the steering wheel controls.
Only thing I'm not crazy about is the front end - low and massive.
First American branded car I've owned in over 30 years!
Good Job Ford!
Steering wheel controls
Color (ginger ale with light color seats and blond wood accents, brown dash)
Front end - make it more rounded on bottom and higher clearance. Originally they said I couldn't put a roof rack on the vista roof model, but did finally put on side rails and Thule cross rails that will work fine.