I'll give the car high marks even though there are definitely problems with the touch system. I personally have an issue with my phone not staying linked to the car. It constantly disconnects, then re-connects. 4 to 6 times during a 20 minute ride to work. The computer that's in the car reminds me of an old 386. It works, but works slowly (relatively speaking). It sometimes takes 20 seconds or more before the radio starts playing after start-up. NEVER try to use the touch screen before the system is completely loaded...(about 45 seconds). If you do, it will not work well. But all this can/will be fixed. Most everything else works fine, and there's a LOT of very cool stuff.
This is my 3rd consecutive Lincoln - just sold my 06 LS and bought the 11 MKX. This car is fantastic. I did compare this with Cadillac SRX and it was really no comparison at all. The Lincoln simple had more standard features that I wanted. The new looks and the highly advanced technology really sold me on this vehicle. IMO, the new front grill and the new taillight design are BIG improvements over the previous MKX. The MyLincoln Touch sync system is unbelievable. I am far from a techie, but I do like new technologies and the MyLincoln Touch system is great. If you are not very proficient with new technology you may have a longer learning curve, but it is well worth it. I am still finding new things out and I have had the car for almost 3 weeks. I actually like the the touch screen technology more than the voice recognition. It is very similar to using a smartphone.
The car is OK, the lincoln my touch is gonna make you hate it. If you get in the car and drive to the store, the car works great. If you want to do something like listen to the radio, be prepared to get angry. It does things like reboot leaving the volume loud and on an AM station for 2 or 3 minutes while it does it. The navigation is too hard and slow to use. It will take about 5 full minutes to get a restaurant detestation into it. The data base is WAY out of date. My Touch is awful.
I researched this rig a lot and it is exceeding all the good news I found. We got a loaded one including the adaptive cruise - that is a great safety feature. The backup camera is awesome and there are also sensors in the taillights - not on the bumpers - very cool. On the second day, my wife was backing up and the sensors went off because a woman started walking behind her - an injury/law suit saved. The car has many redundancies built in which are extremely valuable. For example, the car can be entered with the fob, the touch handle, the Securicode on the door, or a key that is in the fob. It is keyless, pushbutton start - my wife leaves fob in her pocket. Gas mileage is near EPA.
Had the car for 10 days. Drove 350+ miles. Fantastic! impresses everyone from interior to exterior looks and features. powerful torque! Powerful yet sturdy and quiet. Fun to drive in Manual mode. Back camera outrageously fun to use. voice commands makes you feel like playing around with it! Ambient lights make you want to try them all! roof for driver and passengers? awesome! sensors for blind spot cars? amazing. Opening the trunk without taking the keys off packets while caring grocery bags, should be made into LAW! MUST have! steering wheel too good to describe. Test drive to understand. do you want 5 days weather forecast? no problem. sports scores? no problem! The LEATHER SEATS, ohh! etc
Rapid Spec 102A ($7,500 -- Premium Package: adaptive HID headlamps, ambient interior lighting, premium leather-trimmed seats with tuxedo stripe and piping, heated 2nd row outboard seating surfaces, illuminated front scuff plates, rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel and power tilt & telescoping steering column with memory; Elite Package: BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross traffic alert, Panoramic Vista Roof that incorporates a front power sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof with "one touch" express open with dual power sunshades, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels with P245/50R20 BSW H-rated all-season tires, THX II certified 5.1 surround audio system with AM/FM/HD radio, single DVD/CD/MP3 player, DVD audio and video capability, SD card for map and Points of Interest storage, 14 speakers with an 8-inch subwoofer, 600 watts of power and 12 amplifier channels, voice-activated hard-drive based navigation system with 8-inch display, Sirius Travel Link feature with 6-month complimentary subscription for real-time traffic, weather and fuel price updates [Sirius Travel Link 6-month complimentary subscription available only in 48 contiguous states; service is not available in AK/HI]); White Platinum Tri-Coat Paint ($595); Wood Package ($495 -- Wood applique on instrument panel, door inserts and steering wheel).
I = 4.48; II = 2.87; III = 1.84; IV = 1.41; V = 1.00; VI = 0.74; R = 2.88; Final = 3.16 (FWD), 3.39 (AWD)
Not much for the driver to do. Pedal overlap does nothing to improve times dramatically. Also no advantage to turning off traction control. Engine sounds sporty, not trashy. Despite available manual shift, it still auto-upshifts. Upshifts are smooth, moderately fast. No matched-rev downshifts in manual.
After a little pedal travel, brakes jump in pretty abruptly. Pedal isn't hard or soft -- just right. Good fade resistance and consistency (especially for a 4,500-pound vehicle). Last stop had a little directional wander.
Steering weight feels appropriate and grip feels higher than numbers indicate. ESC is holding it back only slightly as it cuts throttle right before understeer begins. Interesting that jumping out of throttle allows MKX to oversteer quite a bit. Good turn-in and trustworthy initial grip/bite. ESC punishes quick steering input, so being smooth was key. Slow-in/fast-out proved best with slight ESC at exit. Good body control, good steering precision, though not much feel.