2017 Lincoln MKT Review

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Which MKT does Edmunds recommend?

There's only one MKT to get in our opinion: the 2017 MKT EcoBoost. This version comes with the more desirable turbocharged V6 engine. If you're frequently hauling around a lot of people and gear, or plan on some towing, you'll definitely appreciate the added power. The EcoBoost also comes with standard all-wheel drive, which will be helpful if you frequently drive in wet or snowy weather. On the base MKT, you can't get AWD at all. We also recommend the optional Elite and Technology packages to ensure you're getting the most the MKT has to offer, particularly in regard to safety.

Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Generous amount of standard features
  • Optional turbocharged V6 provides strong acceleration
  • Tight rear headroom and luggage space
  • Dated interior design and controls
  • Base MKT isn't particularly rewarding to drive

Overall rating

The 2017 Lincoln MKT is a solid option for consumers shopping for a six- or seven-passenger luxury crossover or wagon. It comes with plenty of upscale features, and its available turbocharged V6 delivers potent acceleration. But the MKT's dated design limits its overall appeal.

Lincoln's MKT is related to the Ford Flex, and both vehicles have been around for many years now without a full redesign. As such, the MKT's cabin doesn't look particularly rich or upscale compared to what you'll find in fresher rivals. The MKT's angled rear window also puts the squeeze on headroom and the amount of gear you can carry behind the seats. Overall, we think you'll be happier with some other rival three-row luxury crossovers, but if you're mainly interested in getting a well-equipped and reasonably priced crossover, the MKT will likely satisfy.

2017 Lincoln MKT models

The 2017 Lincoln MKT is a large luxury crossover wagon with three rows of seats. It's offered in two trim levels: MKT and MKT with EcoBoost. Seven-passenger seating is standard, but optional second-row captain's chairs reduce capacity to six. The base MKT has a 3.7-liter V6 (303 horsepower, 278 pound-feet of torque), and the MKT EcoBoost gets a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (365 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque). We like the added power of the EcoBoost, but either way you'll be getting plenty of standard features.

The base MKT, which is front-wheel-drive only, comes with features such as 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, remote engine start, a fixed glass sunroof, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate and a rearview camera. Inside, you'll find tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power front seats, heated 60/40-split folding second-row seats (outboard only), 50/50-split folding third-row seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings and retractable manual second-row sunshades. Technology features include the Sync 3 infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, and a 10-speaker sound system.

The MKT EcoBoost trim level is equipped similarly but adds adaptive suspension dampers and standard all-wheel drive.

With the EcoBoost, you can also add extra optional features. We recommend the optional Elite package, which provides a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, power-folding third-row seats (including a tailgate seating feature), a heated steering wheel, a navigation system and a 14-speaker premium audio system. The optional Technology package (available only in combination with the Elite package) includes adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning/intervention system and an automatic parallel-parking assist system.

Stand-alone options for the EcoBoost model include 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated sliding second-row captain's chairs (reducing capacity from seven to six passengers), a second-row refrigerator console (between the captain's chairs), a panoramic sunroof (power) and a rear-seat entertainment system.


The base MKT's acceleration is underwhelming. We prefer the stronger power and more buttoned-down feel of the MKT EcoBoost. The turbocharged V6 has plenty of grunt for passing, and the EcoBoost's exclusive adaptive suspension improves this big wagon's agility without degrading ride quality.


The MKT earns high marks for its comfortable ride quality and supportive front seats. Opt for the heated and cooled second-row captain's chairs, and the rear-seat occupants will have it just as good. Third-row seats are another matter entirely, however, and lack sufficient head- and legroom.


The MKT's interior design does little to inspire or impress. The materials quality is fine, but the all-black dash and dated, commonplace look to the center control layout are far from luxurious.


The MKT has just 17.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third-row seats. Fold the second- and third-row seats down, and you end up with a more useful 75.9 cubic feet of storage. But either way, the MKT's sloped rear hatch makes it tough to load bulkier items.


We like the Sync 3 infotainment system that features a large touchscreen and an easy-to-use interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to easily incorporate many of the apps on your smartphone right into the in-dash display screen.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the Used 2017 Lincoln MKT.

Most helpful consumer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Great Road Vehicle, pleasurable to drive
Larry ,07/11/2020
4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Very comfortable car with adequate space in cargo area. The Ecoboost V6 is just outstanding, tremendous passing power. 22.5 mpg on road at a steady 75-80 mpg. Third Row seats are a joke as they are in other vehicles with similar setup. Residual value is poor but I always get top $$ when I sell a car as they always have low mileage and look 'new'
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful cst
4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Looks and rides well


Our experts like the MKT models:

Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
This system alerts you before you might collide with the vehicle ahead of you. But unlike most systems, it won't automatically brake for you.
Lane Keeping System
Warns you if you're drifting out of your lane and can automatically steer to help you stay in your lane.
Inflatable 2nd-Row Outboard Seat Belts
Lincoln says they can help further reduce the chance of injury compared to traditional seat belts.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2017 Lincoln MKT

Used 2017 Lincoln MKT Overview

The Used 2017 Lincoln MKT is offered in the following submodels: MKT Wagon. Available styles include 4dr Wagon (3.7L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). The Used 2017 Lincoln MKT comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2017 Lincoln MKT comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Lincoln MKT?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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