Used 2017 Lincoln MKX Select SUV Review
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Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Lincoln MKX Select SUV
Pros & Cons
- Quiet interior with spacious rear seating
- Comfortable ride quality
- A lot of features for the money
- Strong turbocharged V6 engine option
- Thick roof pillars and a small rear window impair rearward visibility
- A few interior touch points aren't quite up to snuff
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Lincoln MKX SUV
On the road, the standard suspension underpinning the 2017 Lincoln MKX delivers a smooth ride that’s well matched to the vehicle’s luxury aspirations. If you plan on spending a lot of time traveling the winding back roads of America, however, you’ll likely appreciate the firmer settings offered by the optional adaptive suspension (available on all-wheel-drive models only).
In terms of performance, the standard 3.7-liter V6 produces competent acceleration, if slightly underwhelming because the MKX is lumbered with a transmission that offers only six ratios. Though that engine should suffice for many buyers, there’s no denying the available turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 provides a much more satisfying driving experience while consuming slightly less fuel in the process.
Inside its cabin, the 2017 Lincoln MKX offers roomy accommodations for five. The standard front seats are comfortable enough, while the optional 22-way power-adjustable versions will allow you to precisely tailor the fit to your unique size and shape. Reclining seatbacks contribute to the high comfort quotient of the rear seats.
The quality of the materials is generally high throughout the cabin, with supple imitation leather and a choice of aluminum or genuine wood trim in glossy or more textured open-pore finishes. That said, there are a couple of places where less than luxurious materials remain, primarily around the dashboard’s center stack and the transmission’s shift buttons.
Displays and controls are well-placed and easy to use, and the driver-configurable displays flanking the speedometer are worthy of special mention. The Sync 3 system’s touchscreen interface is also notable for its user-friendly operation, including the way it incorporates familiar smartphone-like gestures including swipe and pinch-to-zoom.
In back, the MKX offers a spacious cargo hold that includes 37.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Fold those seatbacks down and you end up with 68.8 cubic feet of cargo room, a number that’s on par with the competition.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Lincoln MKX in Virginia is:$72.50 per month*