2013 Lincoln MKX – Review

2013 Lincoln MKX – Review
18 Jun 2013

Lincoln MKX 300The 2013 Lincoln MKX has stepped into the market with a knockout luxurious interior, MyLincoln Touch infotainment, new powertrains with new levels of performance and head turning style. The 2013 Lincoln MKX is basically a midsize luxury crossover that offers an impressive room for five with lots of fascinating features. The car is offered in a single trim and for the 2013 the Lincoln MKX is kept unchanged except mild updates to the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. The Lincoln MKX is a good choice for those shoppers who want to buy a crossover with ample room, advanced features and impressive performance. But it doesn’t mean that the 2013 Lincoln MKX is a perfect and “Drawbacks free car” as it shares lots of drawbacks to the real world performance. The Lincoln MKX resembles Ford Edge SUV but thanks to the engineering team of the MKX for integrating enough styling and upgrades to the MKX that make it different yet better than the Ford Edge.

Exterior and Interior Features

The five passengers 2013 Lincoln MKX sits on 18 inch alloy wheels with a list long exterior feature including a power liftgate, rain sensing wipers, HID headlights linked with steering, power panoramic sunroof, fog lights and stunning paint colors that are there to bless a unique feel and sense of attraction to the 2013 Lincoln MKX.

The interior of the 2013 Lincoln MKX is really fascinating and sophistication that delivers a true feel of a roomy and comfortable crossover. Standard interior features are keyless entry, dual zone automatic climate control, MyKey system that allow the driver to control the speed and radio volume of the car, fine quality leather upholstery, auto dimming mirrors, cool and heated front seats, MyLincoln Touch plus Sync electronics interface system that offers Bluetooth and iPod interface, Tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 10-speaker audio system with CD player, driver memory function, USB Port, SD card reader, satellite radio and auxiliary audio jack.

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Optional Features

Lincoln offers three distinctive packages to the 2013 Lincoln MKX with differentiated, high end and convenient features. The Premium Package adds adaptive Xenon headlights, rearview camera, 18 inch polished alloy wheels, automatic wipers, upgraded leather upholstery, interior mood lighting, heated second row seats and heated and power adjustable steering wheel.

Additional to the equipments of the Premium Package, the Elite Package adds 20” chrome wheels, 14 speakers surround sound system, panoramic sunroof, Navigation system, blind spot warning system and HD radio.

The Limited edition Package adds Bronze leather upholstery with black accents, monogrammed floor mats, 20” polished alloy wheels and unique textured metallic trim.

The stand alone options are 22 inch wheels, rear seat entertainment system plus dual display and adaptive cruise control.

Under the Hood

The 2013 Lincoln MKX gets power from a 3.7 liter V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower and 280 lb ft of torque. The engine is mated with a standard six speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and the car is offered with FWD or AWD. The AWD 2013 Lincoln MKX accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The EPA estimated fuel economy for FWD is 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway and for AWD is 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. The towing capability of the MKX is 3,500 pounds.

Occupants Safety

The 2013 Lincoln MKX comes equipped with front side and full length side curtain airbags, MyKey system, traction and stability control and antilock disc brakes. For safety, the car received four out of five starts in the government crash test.

Pricing and Availability

The price tag of the 2013 Lincoln MKX starts from $39,575 and is backed with manufacturer’s 4 years/50,000 mile warranty. The car is there in the market since November 2010.

Competition

The 2013 Lincoln MKX should expect tough competition from Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg, Volvo XC60, Lexus RX 350, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz GLK 350 and Cadillac SRX.

Pros

  • Lots of standard features
  • Roomy and quiet cabin
  • Comfortable ride
  • High tech features

Cons

  • Confusing MyLincoln Touch infotainment
  • Slower than lots of competitors
  • Only one engine choice

The Verdict

The 2013 Lincoln MKX is a good option to consider while you are searching for a luxurious, roomy, comfortable and performance oriented crossover. The only hitch is that the competitors of the 2013 Lincoln MKX are quite powerful that can knock out the car.

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Bilal Amjad

Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.