2017 Lincoln MKT Review
Pros & Cons
- 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
List Price Estimate
$22,324 - $25,855
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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
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.
Most helpful consumer reviews
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'
Features & Specs
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3.7L 6cyl 6A
16 city / 24 hwy
6-speed shiftable automatic
303 hp @ 6500 rpm
4dr Wagon AWD
3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A
15 city / 21 hwy
6-speed shiftable automatic
365 hp @ 5700 rpm
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.