The Lincoln MKX offers contemporary styling and a modern interior that moves the brand forward from its previous retro-obsessed past. Its lack of a third row seat makes it a little less family-friendly than some other sport-utilities in its segment, but its single-row backseat is nevertheless quite spacious. Earlier MKXs came up short in terms of power and refinement, but the latest MKX boasts a strong 3.7-liter V6 engine and a cabin that can actually hold its own with other luxury brands in terms of both quality and design.
Ultimately, however, the Lincoln MKX is yet another choice in the crowded luxury crossover SUV market. Though shoppers are likely to find the MKX's combination of clean, elegant styling, available high-end amenities and reasonable price appealing, we'd suggest also checking out its many sport-utility competitors, as several offer a more refined driving experience, added versatility and greater differentiation from non-luxury models.
Current Lincoln MKX The Lincoln MKX is a luxury midsize crossover SUV that seats five people. Like other current Lincoln products, the MKX bears a heavy mechanical relation to a Ford product: in this case, the Ford Edge. Lincoln differentiates its version mostly through a signature Lincoln grille, a different taillight design, additional feature content and a more luxurious interior (though the design is similar).
Under the hood is a 3.7-liter V6 good for 305 horsepower. A six-speed automatic is standard, while front-wheel- and all-wheel drive are available. There is a single MKX trim level, which is chock-full of standard equipment that's typically optional on other luxury crossovers. This includes keyless ignition/entry, rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, heated and ventilated front seats and driver memory functions. MyLincoln Touch and the Sync phone and audio device interface are features unique to Lincoln and are certainly selling points.
In terms of practicality, the MKX offers plenty of space -- particularly in back, where three people can fit comfortably. This is one area in which the MKX beats out smaller luxury crossover models. The MKX's 3.7-liter V6 is smooth and furnishes brisk acceleration, though the transmission can sometimes be reluctant to downshift. The ride quality is comfortable, though opting for the 20-inch wheels brings about some added harshness that might not fit with your expectations of a Lincoln. At highway speeds, the MKX's cabin is notably quiet.
Overall, we're impressed by the MKX's feature content, ride quality, quiet interior and attractive design. But buyers should be aware that there are several similarly priced crossovers of various different sizes that are highly recommended. Saving some money and looking at a loaded Edge is also a pretty good idea.
Used Lincoln MKX models The Lincoln MKX luxury crossover debuted as an all-new vehicle in 2007. The first-year model suffered from poor braking distances and the lack of Ford's excellent Sync electronics interface. As such, we'd only consider those models from '08 or later; here you'll find better brakes and Sync. Even then, though, this MKX paled in comparison to its rivals and was even more closely related to its cheaper Edge sibling than the current model.
From 2007-'10, the MKX was powered by a 265-hp 3.5-liter V6 shared with the Edge -- making comparisons between the two inevitable and not at all beneficial to the more expensive Lincoln. A six-speed automatic was standard, while front-wheel and all-wheel drive were available. The impressive array of standard features was pretty similar to the current car, though package names and content changed a bit over the years. There were also special packages (Monochrome, Midnight Limited and plain old Limited editions) that added special exterior and interior trim, big wheels and in some cases, a sport suspension.
This era MKX was known for having an interior design inspired by past Lincolns, with a dual-cowl dash and boxy gauges. It was somewhat cheesy, but worst of all, its downmarket stereo/climate control switchgear, low-end plastics and unimpressive fit and finish made the MKX seem like a guy wearing a cardigan to a black-tie soiree. The front seats were also quite hard and uncomfortable.
The 2018 Lincoln MKX has a lot to offer shoppers who are searching for a midsize luxury crossover SUV. Roomy and comfortable, the MKX is also more affordable than some other luxury crossovers.
One of the key strengths of the 2018 MKX is the sheer abundance of features that come standard. That means every MKX gets xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, power-adjustable heated front seats, and the Sync 3 infotainment system with a central 8-inch display screen.
But should you not be satisfied by the standard Premiere trim, there are three other trim levels — Select, Reserve and Black Label — that come with even more features. And with additional option packages or other stand-alone options, you can upgrade your 2018 Lincoln MKX with quite a bit of technology and luxury equipment. You can add, for example, a 360-degree parking camera system, adaptive steering, an automatic parking system or even 22-way power-adjustable front seats. Part of the Lincoln's appeal is that, depending on your trim level, you can get a lot of equipment for a competitive price.
Powering the 2018 MKX is a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. However, you can also upgrade to an available turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. It delivers a strong 335 horsepower. Another option to consider is the adaptive suspension found on the all-wheel-drive MKX that allows for a smooth ride for normal driving but can also tighten up to provide more responsive high-speed handling. Overall, the ride is as comfortable and quiet as you'd want from a luxury vehicle made by Lincoln. We suggest avoiding the optional big wheels, though; they don't do the ride quality any favors.
Although there are some great choices for a midsize luxury crossover, the 2018 Lincoln MKX ultimately could be what you're looking for. Because the MKX is heavy in features and options, we encourage you to use Edmunds to research and find the right combination of trim and options for your MKX.
2018 Lincoln MKX Overview
The 2018 Lincoln MKX is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A), Reserve 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A), and Select 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A). MKX models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 303 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 MKX comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 MKX comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2018 Lincoln MKX?
2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49980. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4670.2 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4670.2 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $45309.8.
The average savings for the 2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 9.3% below the MSRP.
We are showing 11 Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) 2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 Lincoln MKX Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Lincoln MKX Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45970. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lincoln MKX Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4074.2 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4074.2 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41895.8.
The average savings for the 2018 Lincoln MKX Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 8.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 3 Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) 2018 Lincoln MKX Select 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42455. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3056 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3056 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39399.
The average savings for the 2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) is 7.2% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) 2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Is the 2018 Lincoln Mkx safe? The 2018 Lincoln Mkx earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2018 lincoln mkx Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2018 lincoln mkx Reserve 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/25 highway MPG
2018 lincoln mkx Select 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/25 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 Lincoln MKX?
Available Lincoln MKX 2018 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Lincoln MKX 2018 Trims: Base, Reserve, Select, Premiere, Black Label
Exterior Colors: White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Chocolate Clearcoat Tri-Coat, Black, Black Clearcoat, Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Tri-Coat, Black Velvet, Black Velvet Metallic, Vivid Red Clearcoat Metallic, Iced Mocha Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Allure Blue Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic, Palladium White Gold Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Diamond Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Crème Brulee Clearcoat Metallic, Earth Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Ivory Pearl Metallic, Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Light Sage Clearcoat Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Luxe Silver Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Crystal Champagne Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Diamond Black Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Rhapsody Blue, Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Ebony leather, Cappuccino leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Light Camel premium leather, Charcoal Black/Bronze Metallic premium leather, Charcoal Black/Canyon premium leather, Ebony leatherette, Medium Camel premium leather, Ceramic/Dark Tuxedo premium leather, Medium Light Stone w/Dusk Gray Piping premium leather, Hazelnut leather, Terracotta leather, Cashmere premium leather, Charcoal Black w/Black Piping premium leather, Greystone premium leather, Light Camel leather
Popular Features: 3500lb Towing Capacity, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Parking sensors, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Trip Computer, Cooled Seats, Post-collision safety system, AWD/4WD, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Remote Start, Mobile Internet, Upgraded Headlights, Back-up camera, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Towing Hitch, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Engine, Automatic Emergency Braking