- The 2013 Lincoln MKT gets a fresh face, more power and some serious tech upgrades.
- The standard 3.7-liter V6 is bumped to 300 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
- New features include continuously controlled damping and Lane Keeping Alert.
LOS ANGELES — Ford has freshened and upgraded the 2013 Lincoln MKT luxury crossover, with a revised front end, new wheels, more power and some serious tech upgrades. The 2013 MKT debuts this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale next spring.
The standard 3.7-liter V6 now delivers 300 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, compared with last year's 268 hp and 270 lb-ft. Fuel economy climbs to 17 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway.
The optional twin-turbo EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 makes 355 hp and returns 16/city and 22/highway. Both engines come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Ford has further enhanced the 2013 MKT with larger brakes, electric power steering and revised instrumentation with two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. A heated steering wheel is a new option, as are inflatable rear seatbelts for second-row passengers, as well as a Lane Keeping System.
Edmunds.com says: A bit more refined, but not much better looking.