This car had only 66,000 when I sold it and numerous repairs under the extended warranty which shouldn't have happened. It required a new steering gear, 3 control arm replacements, rear seal replacement, adaptive cruise control replacement and numerous rattles. It rides very hard on rougher roads which there are plenty of in Michigan. The driver armrest stitching came apart and they wouldn't replace it. The front seats are not comfortable as there is a platform directly under your feet that does not allow you to place your feet flat on the floor. The performance is good on acceleration and it is a smooth ride on good roads and quiet, but any kind of rough road, it just throws you around. Residual value is not good, so it is expensive to own. Lots of room for storage.
The car itself is a great machine. Very fast acceleration and its comfortable. Its pretty good in gas, and pretty fast. Rides 7 of us and has done a lot of traveling. Although the car is great and looks amazing in and out, the maintaince is horrible. The pieces are off this land, and everything is soooo expensive. I think a highlander would've been cheaper and maybe just as nice.
My car is cool, classy and it stands out amongst the other boring looking SUVs. I leased my 2013 MKT and my lease is up soon. I'm thinking about buying another one. I've been researching and test driving other SUVs and none of them compare. I tested the enclave, MDX, qx60 and none of them have the excitement behind the wheel as the MKT. I tend to drive pretty swiftly and I love the powerful ecoboost engine. If I need to pass another driver I can do it with great confidence. I also love that I have the benefits of a minivan without actually having to drive a minivan.... I'm too cool for that! My husband loves my car too and agrees that buying one when my lease is up is best. LINCOLN PLEASE DONT STOP MAKING THE MKT!!!!! Lincoln hmade a classyclassy SUV that out performs any other SUV on the road in this price range!
We've had our MKT for over a year now, and it keeps exceeding our expectations. Room, comfort, power and even amazing agility for such a big rig. Begs to be taken on long road trips. It can be so comfortable that you forget how long you've been driving (so it warns you that it's time for a break!).
The electronic helpers are very effective. The adaptive cruise is amazing and makes me wish all our cars had it. The lane departure system is equally predictable and useful.
The styling is often characterized as "polarizing", and I don't really see what's so controversial about it. I think it's very long, low, elegant and even a touch menacing. The low center of gravity helps handling.
Ride, handling, power and comfort define the MKT. I've never seen or felt better back seats in a vehicle. Never before experienced fights over who gets to sit in the back have broken out!
MyLincoln Touch sensitivity is horrendous in a world full of iPhones and iPads. I'm a lifelong guitar player and skilled laborer, so my callouses must exacerbate the problem since it's not quite as bad for my wife. The navigation's nanny not accounting for a co-pilot's ability to input information is annoying and made worse by the convoluted choices presented by the voice command system for things that should just go like (MKT) "destination?" (my answer) "Des Moines" turn into convoluted battles with lists of choices which I always manage to get wrong. Terrible input programming luckily gives way to excellent graphics and info though!