Used 2007 Lincoln MKX

2007 Lincoln MKX
List price range
$6,981 - $9,995

Pros

  • Quiet and comfortable ride, spacious passenger quarters, distinctive exterior design.

Cons

  • Smallish cargo capacity, brakes lack power, cabin materials aren't premium-grade.

Used 2007 Lincoln MKX for Sale

Lincoln MKX 2007 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
116,385 miles
Used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$6,981
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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YES 2007 MKX WITH LEATHER CARFAX CERTIFIED NEW OIL CHANGE NEW VA INSPECTION BACKED BY 5000 MILES POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AND PRICED TO SELL %25246981%2B%2524295 PROCESSING FEE %3D%25247276 CASH PRICE..... PLEASE CALL 1ST 7032434467. THANKSVisit H&R Auto online at handrauto.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-243-4467 today to schedule your test drive. 3.5L DOHC 4V V6 Duratec engine,�_<2.77 axle ratio,�_<Front wheel drive,�_<Maintenance-free 68-amp/hr battery w/battery saver,�_<150-amp alternator w/Smart Charge,�_<4-wheel independent suspension,�_<P245/60TR18 all-season BSW tires,�_<17%2522 spare tire w/steel wheel,�_<Pwr rack and pinion steering,�_<Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes,�_<Dual exhaust system w/rolled edge chrome tips,�_<Chrome beltline molding,�_<Body-colored door handles,�_<Chrome grille w/integrated Lincoln Star,�_<Quad beam halogen headlamps w/Autolamp on/off delay control%2524COMMA wiper activation,�_<Front fog lamps w/chrome bezel,�_<Bi-color tail lamps w/full-width LED lighting panel,�_<Pwr heated mirrors w/chrome caps%2524COMMA puddle lamps,�_<1st row solar tinted glass,�_<2nd row rearward privacy glass,�_<Rear window defroster,�_<Speed sensitive intermittent windshield wipers,�_<2-speed rear wiper w/washer,�_<Black liftgate spoiler,�_<1st row floor console-inc%3A armrest%2524COMMA floor shifter%2524COMMA %282%29 cupholders%2524COMMA clamshell tray & divider,�_<Front/rear carpeted floor mats w/driver side retainer hook,�_<Leather-wrapped shift knob,�_<Instrument cluster-inc%3A electro-flourescent gauges%2524COMMA message center,�_<Tire pressure monitoring system,�_<Delayed accessory pwr shut-off,�_<Pwr windows-inc%3A driver/front passenger one-touch up/down%2524COMMA global open,�_<Perimeter anti-theft alarm,�_<SecuriLock Encryption Passive Anti-Theft System %28EPATS%29,�_<Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control %28DEATC%29,�_<Locking glove box,�_<Overhead console w/sunglass holder%2524COMMA front dome lamp w/maplights,�_<Illuminated visor vanity mirrors,�_<Rear cargo lamp,�_<%282%29 cargo area tie-downs,�_<Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system,�_<Driver & front passenger side impact air bags,�_<1st/2nd row side impact air curtains,�_<Personal Safety System-inc%3A seat belt pretensioners%2524COMMA load-limiting retracters%2524COMMA driver seat positioning system%2524COMMA crash severity sensing,�_<2nd row Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children %28LATCH%29,�_<Rear child safety locks
Lincoln MKX 2007 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
76,518 miles
Used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Beautiful in fit, finish, and design our One Owner 2007 Lincoln MKX SUV is displayed in stunning Pewter Metallic is the machine you&#39;re looking for%2521 Under the hood lies a powerful 3.5 Liter V6 offering 265hp while paired with a dynamic 6 Speed Automatic transmission. This Front Wheel Drive offers smooth and quiet operation while scoring up to 25mpg along with strong acceleration with plenty of power for quick passing.Inside, our MKX features rich leather heated and cooled front seats, genuine wood interior trim, leather-wrapped wheel with cruise and audio controls at your fingertips, automatic and dual-zone climate control, premium audio system with CD player and MP3 capability, power accessories, and remote keyless entry. Spend some time with our photo gallery to see how great this SUV really is%2521Add in safety features of ABS, multiple airbags, traction control, and Roll Stability Control, and you have a true gem. Come on in and let our MKX impress you%2521 Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership%2521 3.5L DOHC 4V V6 DURATEC ENGINE %28STD%29,6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION %28STD%29,BLACK ROOF RACK SIDE RAILS,HEATED FRONT SEATS,LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKETS -inc%3A 60/40 split rear bench %28STD%29,Front Wheel Drive,Traction Control,Stability Control,Tires - Front All-Season,Tires - Rear All-Season,Conventional Spare Tire,Aluminum Wheels,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lamps,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror%28s%29,Privacy Glass,Rear Defrost,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Cruise Control,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Woodgrain Interior Trim,Leather Steering Wheel,Tire Pressure Monitor,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Security System,Engine Immobilizer,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,AM/FM Stereo,CD Changer,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks
Lincoln MKX 2007 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
107,233 miles
Used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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2007 Lincoln MKX, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic, AWD / 4WD, Heated and Cooled Leather Front Seats, 18 Chrome Wheels, Power Liftgate, Local Trade, Portable Audio Connection, Reverse Sensing System, Roof Rack Side Rails, Security System, Steering Wheel Controls, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio, Automatic temperature control, CD player, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated door mirrors, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Duratec 3.5L V6, 6-Speed Automatic with Overdrive. Odometer is 4590 miles below market average!We are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and an 18-time recipient of Lincoln Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.
Lincoln MKX 2007 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
110,584 miles
Used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
List$9,936
Est.Loan: $203/mo
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New Arrival%2521 Value Priced below the market average%2521 -Leather -Auto Climate Control -Aux. Audio Input -Alloy Wheels ABS Brakes -Power Seat -Automatic Headlights -AM/FM Radio and many other amenities that are sure to please. Based on the excellent condition of this vehicle, along with the options and color, this Lincoln MKX is sure to sell fast. -Multi-Zone Air Conditioning 3.39 Axle Ratio,Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats,Premium AM/FM Stereo w/Clock/CDx6/MP3,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6 Speakers,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Spoiler,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Automatic temperature control,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Heated door mirrors,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted A/C controls,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,Rear beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Compass,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,All Wheel Drive,Traction Control,Stability Control,Tires - Front All-Season,Tires - Rear All-Season,Conventional Spare Tire,Aluminum Wheels,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lamps,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror%28s%29,Privacy Glass,Rear Defrost,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Cruise Control,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Woodgrain Interior Trim,Leather Steering Wheel,Tire Pressure Monitor,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Security System,Engine Immobilizer,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,AM/FM Stereo,CD Changer,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks
Lincoln MKX 2007 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
96,864 miles
Used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
Amko Auto
35 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Air filtration, Front air conditioning zones%3A dual, Front air conditioning%3A automatic climate control, Rear vents%3A second row, Airbag deactivation%3A occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags%3A dual, Side airbags%3A front, Side curtain airbags%3A front, Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor, Antenna type%3A mast, Auxiliary audio input%3A MP3, In-Dash CD%3A 6 disc, Radio data system, Radio%3A AM/FM, Speed sensitive volume control, Total speakers%3A 6, ABS%3A 4-wheel, Braking assist, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Front brake diameter%3A 12.6, Front brake type%3A disc, Front brake width%3A 1.1, Rear brake diameter%3A 11.9, Rear brake type%3A disc, Rear brake width%3A 1.1, Armrests%3A rear center folding with storage, Center console trim%3A simulated alloy, Dash trim%3A wood, Door trim%3A wood, Floor mat material%3A carpet, Floor mats%3A front, Shift knob trim%3A alloy, Steering wheel trim%3A leather, Cargo area light, Center console%3A front console with storage, Cruise control, Cupholders%3A front, Dimming rearview mirror%3A auto, Keypad entry, Multi-function remote%3A keyless entry, One-touch windows%3A 2, Overhead console%3A front, Power outlet%28s%29%3A 12V cargo area, Power steering, Reading lights%3A front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls%3A air conditioning, Steering wheel%3A tilt and telescopic, Storage%3A door pockets, Vanity mirrors%3A dual illuminating, Rear door type%3A liftgate, 4WD type%3A full time, Axle ratio%3A 3.39, Limited slip differential%3A center, Battery saver, Grille color%3A chrome, Rear spoiler, Clock, Compass, Electroluminescent instrumentation, External temperature display, Gauge%3A tachometer, Trip computer, Warnings and reminders%3A low fuel level, Exterior entry lights, Front fog lights, Headlights%3A auto delay off, Side mirror adjustments%3A power, Side mirrors%3A driver side only heated, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors, Rear seatbelts%3A center 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters%3A front, Seatbelt pretensioners%3A front, Driver seat power adjustments%3A height, Front headrests%3A adjustable, Front seat type%3A bucket, Passenger seat power adjustments%3A height, Rear headrests%3A adjustable, Rear seat folding%3A split, Rear seat manual adjustments%3A reclining, Rear seat type%3A 60-40 split bench, Upholstery%3A premium leather, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system%3A alarm with remote, Power door locks, Stability control, Traction control, Front shock type%3A gas, Front spring type%3A coil, Front stabilizer bar, Front struts%3A MacPherson, Front suspension classification%3A independent, Front suspension type%3A lower control arms, Rear shock type%3A gas, Rear spring type%3A coil, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear suspension classification%3A independent, Rear suspension type%3A multi-link, Spare tire mount location%3A underbody, Spare tire size%3A full-size non-matching, Spare wheel type%3A steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire prefix, Tire type%3A all season, Cargo tie downs, Front wipers%3A intermittent, Power windows, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper, Window defogger%3A rear, 2-Stage Unlocking Do, 4WD Type%3A Full Time, ABS%3A 4-Wheel, Air Filtration, Airbag Deactivation, Antenna Type%3A Mast, Anti-Theft System, Armrests%3A Rear Cente, Auxiliary Audio Inpu, Axle Ratio%3A 3.39, Battery Saver, Braking Assist, Cargo Area Light, Cargo Tie Downs, Center Console Trim, Center Console%3A Fron, Child Safety Door Lo, Child Seat Anchors, Clock, Compass, Cruise Control, Cupholders%3A Front, Dash Trim%3A Wood, Dimming Rearview Mir, Door Trim%3A Wood, Driver Seat Power Ad, Electroluminescent I, Electronic Brakeforc, Exterior Entry Light, External Temperature, Floor Mat Material, Floor Mats%3A Front, Front Air Conditioni, Front Airbags%3A Dual, Front Brake Diameter, Front Brake Type%3A Di, Front Brake Width%3A 1, Front Fog Lights, Front Headrests%3A Adj, Front Seat Type%3A Buc, Front Shock Type%3A Ga, Front Spring Type%3A C, Front Stabilizer Bar, Front Struts%3A Macphe, Front Suspension Cla, Front Suspension Typ, Front Wipers%3A Interm, Gauge%3A Tachometer, Grille Color%3A Chrome, Headlights%3A Auto Del, In-Dash CD%3A 6 Disc, Keypad Entry, Limited Slip Differ

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With a car-based chassis and attractive styling, the 2007 Lincoln MKX is a fresh alternative to more established luxury crossover SUVs; however, its questionable brakes and so-so cabin furnishings leave it a few steps behind the leaders in this class.

vehicle overview

No doubt encouraged by the sales success of such vehicles as the Nissan Murano, Lincoln is bringing its first crossover, the MKX, to market for the 2007 model year. Those familiar with Lincolns past will most likely "get" that the MKX designation actually stands for Mark X. But this time around the X doesn't mean 10. Cleverly, or maybe not, the X is an indication of the MKX's designation as a crossover vehicle.

First shown at the 2005 Detroit auto show as a concept vehicle, the 2007 Lincoln MKX has contemporary styling and a modern interior design that moves the brand forward in a positive way. However, the MKX lacks a third-row seat, making it slightly less family-friendly than some other SUVs in its class. But Lincoln's first crossover still has a lot going for it. As with its corporate sibling, the Ford Edge, the MKX boasts a gutsy 3.5-liter V6 engine and plenty of headroom, legroom and storage space within its cabin. It can also be had with luxury-themed items like surround-sound audio, heated and cooled front seats, and adaptive headlights.

Ultimately, Lincoln's MKX SUV is yet another choice in the increasingly crowded luxury crossover market. Shoppers are apt to find the MKX's combination of clean, elegant styling, high-end options and a reasonable price appealing. In its first year, the MKX should prove to be a popular vehicle. But it's probably a good idea to check out competitors like the Acura RDX/MDX, BMW X3/X5, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX35, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo XC90, as several offer a more refined driving experience, superior cabin materials and added versatility due to the availability of third-row seating.

trim levels & features

A midsize luxury crossover SUV, the 2007 Lincoln MKX is available in a single trim level. It offers a generous standard features list and plenty of stand-alone options. Leather seating is standard and both front seats have eight-way power adjustment. One-touch front windows are also standard, as are dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-and-wood steering wheel and 18-inch alloy wheels. Notable options are grouped into packages. For example the Elite package contains the Vista Roof (a sliding front sunroof and a fixed rear skylight), a navigation system and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system with an in-dash six-CD/MP3 player and satellite radio. The Ultimate Package features options like chrome wheels, heated and cooled seats, adaptive headlights, a power rear liftgate and 10-way power front seats with memory. Some of these features are available without purchasing the larger package. Other stand-alone options include heated rear seats and park assist.

performance & mpg

All MKXs are powered by a 3.5 liter V6 that makes 265 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The MKX is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only transmission offered; it unfortunately lacks a manual shift mode and provides limited access to lower gears. With the optional Class II towing package, the MKX is able to tow 3,500 pounds.

safety

As is fitting for a luxury SUV, the 2007 Lincoln MKX SUV comes standard with a wide array of safety features. Traction and stability control (including rollover mitigation technology) is standard, as are six airbags, including front-seat side impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Antilock disc brakes and a tire-pressure monitor are also standard.

driving

Ford's 3.5-liter V6 doesn't provide blistering acceleration in the 2007 Lincoln MKX, but the engine is smoother and more vigorous than any Ford-based V6 in recent memory. Lincoln says the MKX goes from zero to 60 mph in about 8 seconds. The cabin stays quiet even at highway speeds and handling is respectable for a 2-tons-plus midsize SUV. Also, the steering is nicely weighted, which makes it very manageable around town. The brakes, however, are a major disappointment. Pedal feel is progressive, but the Lincoln's braking distances feel long, even in city traffic. Additionally, during instrumented testing conducted at our test track of the nearly identical Ford Edge, 60-0-mph stopping distances were poor.

interior

In an obvious nod to Lincolns past, the MKX's dash and gauge cluster have a semi-retro look with metallic-looking finish, real wood accents and a squarish theme for the gauges. It's a conservative look overall and materials quality is mediocre for a premium-brand SUV. Still, the MKX does offer unique optional interior features like an all-glass roof with power retractable sunshades and a THX-certified audio system. Lincoln's midsize crossover SUV seats five and does not have a third-row seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 69 cubic feet. That's more than the Infiniti FX35 offers but not as much as what's available from the SRX, RX 350 or XC90.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Lincoln MKX.

Awsome Car
E, 10/7/2006
At first i was skeptical about buying a lincoln but after driving this car it has completely changed my thoughts about the car company. This is a great car. It's fast, handles great and looks great in the black i got it in. Interior materials are tip notch and this car is easily up there with the RX350 and ML350. Gas milage is great even though i have only had it about a week now. The optional THX surround sound w/ navi is worth the splurge and so is the panorama sunroof....Great car overall....
Expectations Realized
Shawn, 1/11/2007
Overall, the MKX is quick, looks very sharp, has a nice ride and a very accommodating "main" cabin, with decent fuel economy. It is pretty sweet to get this kind of power from a six using regular fuel and move 4400 lbs with gusto! The THX Audio system is excellent, the controls are logically located and operate in a crisp and refined manner.
Best in Class
baffledu2, 1/14/2007
Great Looks, great safety equipment, to many toys to mention, drives like a dream with plenty of power, corners very well. and is the quietest vehicle I've ever owned. Power lift gate and huge power roof are great ideas. The 2nd row seats fold with a button. No other make puts it together like this for the price.
Love this car
hayesh, 9/23/2012
I don't usually write reviews online but I feel strongly about this car. My 2007 Lincoln MKX has been running now for 100,000 miles and it is still running great.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
265 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
265 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Generally speaking, we prefer bars to egg crates. True, both are well-evolved housings for two of our favorite sources of sustenance, cold beer and chicken eggs. But there is more potential for excitement in a bar than in an egg crate, which is just a foam or paper container with very few single women.

Likewise, we prefer the new Ford Edge crossover SUV and its three-bar front grille, to its upscale twin, the 2007 Lincoln MKX and its elaborate egg-crate grille.

It's not by accident that we have focused here on the front grilles of these two new crossovers. Except for styling elements such as the grilles, these two orbs are almost identical. They share the same unibody platform, a much modified version of the Mazda 6 structure. Both are powered by the same 3.5-liter V6. Both send their substantial power through the same excellent six-speed automatic transmission. And both comfortably seat up to five passengers in a body that's shorter than the Ford Fusion sedan. And, like many of us who frequent the bar or the egg crate, they both could stand to lose some pounds.

In pursuit of Lexus
Naturally, Lincoln is not eager for its first luxury crossover to be compared with the Edge, which carries the blue-collar, Blue Oval badge. Lincoln engineers say that they benchmarked a number of luxury-brand crossovers. But it becomes apparent early in our conversations with the guys that there is really only one competitor that matters to them: the 2007 Lexus RX 350.

And why wouldn't it be? The Lexus RX is not just a benchmark; it is the benchmark of the class. Hell, it created the class way back in March 1998 when the RX 300 went on sale. And the RX is the only vehicle in the class that's sold in the kind of numbers that makes accountants lick their chops.

That it's taken Lincoln almost a decade to even begin benchmarking anything is shameful, but that's proverbial water under the bridge. What is important is how the MKX measures up against the latest version of the Lexus.

If by "measures up" one means dimensionally, the MKX measures up nicely. The two are effectively the same length. The Lincoln's wheelbase is more than 4 inches longer, though. This gives rear-seat passengers in the Lincoln 3 more inches of legroom than those in the Lexus. Combine that with the additional shoulder and hiproom in the back row of the Lincoln (thanks to an overall width more than 3 inches greater) and rear seatbacks that recline, and you can safely score one victory for the American.

The Lincoln's short overhangs and roomier rear seat limits cargo capacity, though. The Lexus has significantly more room for stuff than the MKX.

Weight, weight, there's more!
Despite similar dimensions, the MKX weighs about 500 pounds more than a similarly equipped RX 350. The all-new V6 is fitted with variable intake valve timing and rated at 265 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The 3.5-liter doesn't blow you away with its low-end response, but once it revs up a bit, the MKX feels pretty quick. Still the truck's portly curb weight will likely make it slower than the Lexus to 60 mph by almost a second.

What will be more of an issue for the average Lincoln customer, however, is the MKX's poor braking performance. Weight is the enemy and the MKX carries its enemy on its back. The all-wheel-drive Ford Edge SEL we recently tested stopped from 60 mph in 152 feet — a very poor performance. The MKX isn't likely to do any better since it uses the same four-wheel disc brakes with standard ABS and weighs slightly more.

Worse, one feels how overmatched the MKX brakes are in day-to-day street driving. Typical braking situations turn quickly from, "Oh, the guy up there is turning left, I'll begin applying the brakes" to "Whoa!"

The weight also compromises the MKX's fuel-efficiency. Despite using a six-speed automatic compared to the RX's five-speed, the MKX will travel two fewer city miles on a gallon of fuel than the RX will. The EPA estimates that an all-wheel-drive MKX (front-wheel drive is standard) will get 17 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway. But because the Lincoln runs on regular gasoline instead of the 91 octane the Lexus requires, the overall cost difference between the two won't be great.

The sounds of (near) silence
Lincoln is very proud to say that the MKX is quieter than the RX 350.We haven't verified Lincoln's claim to quietness supremacy, but the MKX is a hushed and comfortable ride. Lincoln added more and thicker sound-deadening material to the MKX than the Ford boys did to the Edge.

Lincoln also specified mellower dampers and springs than did Ford. And even wearing standard 18-inch wheels, the MKX glides comfortably over most road imperfections. Considering its flab and soft suspenders, the MKX should be a floppy mess on mountain roads. It isn't. In fact, a driver intent on not making his passengers carsick can usher the MKX smoothly through tight switchbacks with an ounce of talent and a pound of concentration. It is not fun, per se. But the MKX, following Lexus' script closely here, isn't really intended to be fun to drive.

Standard safety fare includes traction control and six airbags, including front, side-impact front and side curtain airbags. Electronic Roll Stability Control (RSC) is part of the all-wheel-drive system which can actively and seamlessly transfer torque front-to-rear and side-to-side even before wheel slippage occurs.

Quality is Job 1
Where the Lincoln really lags behind Lexus is in perceived quality. The dual-pod design of the MKX's instrument panel is handsome enough, but the materials from which it is assembled are not top-notch. The "satin-nickel-look" trim, for example, looks less like satin-finished nickel than it does like plastic painted the color of nickel. The lack of headliner-mounted grab handles is also a silly omission. It appears as if the company chose an awfully obvious place to save a few bucks.

Our test vehicle came with the optional power rear liftgate, which worked fine, but the motor is housed in what can only be described as a large plastic polyp low on the side of the cargo bay and has a thick black plastic tube connecting it to the liftgate. It looks tacked-on. It looks tacky.

We prefer the bars
With a roughly equal level of standard equipment, the Lincoln MKX's base price (front-drive: $34,795; all-wheel drive: $36,445) undercuts the RX 350's by about $3,000. We're not sure that's enough of a cut to lure buyers away from a vehicle with a reputation for excellence built over the course of a decade. Our heavily optioned all-wheel-drive tester listed for a not insubstantial $44,270, including destination.

Forget for a moment the benchmark and consider the Ford Edge, which in SEL Plus trim provides the same package, the same excellent powertrain and most of the same standard equipment for about $5,000 less than the 2007 Lincoln MKX. We prefer the bars.

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Used 2007 Lincoln MKX Overview

The Used 2007 Lincoln MKX is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2007 Lincoln MKX trim styles:

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