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Lincoln MKX
Lincoln
aka Ford Edge
Production 2007 - present
Class Mid-size Luxury Crossover
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat CUV
Length 186.5 in
Width 75.8 in
Height 67.5 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Weight 4650 lb
Transmission 6-speed SelectShift Automatic, FWD / AWD
Engine 3.7 litre Duratec® Ti-VCT V6
Power 305 hp @ N/A rpm
280 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Lexus RX
Cadillac SRX
BMW X3
Designer Darrel Behmer

The Lincoln MKX (pronounced "Mark X") is a crossover SUV made by Ford's Lincoln marque and expected to replace the Explorer-based Aviator in 2007. The MKX will be built alongside the related Ford Edge at Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, the first Lincoln built in Canada since 1936. According to the official Lincoln web-site, prices for the 2007 MKX are going to range from $35,420 to $44,885.

It is the first vehicle to use Lincoln's new naming convention, which eliminates names in favor of the European-inspired sets of letters and/or numbers. The MKX was originally named "Aviator", but the name was changed shortly before the 2006 North American International Auto Show. In 2004 Lincoln had previously shown another "Mark X" concept vehicle, based on the Ford Thunderbird with a retractable roof.

MKX's main competitors will be entry-level luxury crossover SUVs such as the Cadillac SRX, Acura MDX (another SUV built in Canada, but the MKX isn't to be confused with the MDX), Lexus RX and BMW X3.

The Lincoln MKX (codename U388) is expected for 2007. It will use the CD3 platform, shared with the Ford Edge,Mazda CX-7 and CX-9, Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ, and Mazda6. The new MKX is a unibody construction crossover SUV rather than a truck-based body-on-frame SUV like its predecessor, the Lincoln Aviator.

The Edge and MKX will be the first vehicles to use Ford's 3.5 L Duratec 35 V6 engine. This new engine produces 265 hp (198 kW) and 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m) and is mated to the new 6F six-speed automatic transmission co-developed with General Motors.

Honda filed a lawsuit against Ford in January 2006, claiming that the MKX name is too close to that of Honda's Acura MDX, and will cause customer confusion.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Lincoln MKX Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • The 2010 NAIAS hosted the debut of the the MKX's first major facelift, the 2011 MKX, which brings its design language in line with Lincoln's current corporate DNA. The most obvious is the adoption of a large MKT-style split-wing grille, the restyled LED taillamps and the new 18 in wheels (w/ 20 in rims optional). Underneath, the refreshed MKX gets the Mustang's new 3.7 litre Ti-VCT Duratec V6 which now produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, an improvement of 15 % and 12 %, respectively, while the FWD model averages up to 25 mpg on the highway. To utilize the newfound power, the suspension has been tweaked with retuned springs, shocks and stabilizer bars and new four-wheel disc brakes. Inside, the biggest news is the omission of physical buttons in the center console in favor of capacitive touch ones allied to Lincoln's new MyLincoln Touch driver connect system (itself an evolution of Ford's SYNC). Other tech goodies include Voice-Activated Navigation System, iTunes Tagging, HD Radio, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Collision Warning with Brake Support. [1][2][3]

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

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PricingEdit

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MODEL Trims
FWD AWD Trim3 Trim4
MSRP
$35,420 $37,170 $Price3 $Price4
Invoice
$31,523 $33,008 $Price3 $Price4

Gas MileageEdit

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

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PerformanceEdit

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ReliabilityEdit

Lincoln MKX
  • RECALL ALERT: On Oct. 30, 2010, Ford announced a recall for 71 MY2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX due to rear latches that are unable to be locked. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the locks weren't programmed properly from the factory, and as such, the rear gate can't be locked by any of the buttons inside of the vehicle or even the key fob. Ford will reprogram the locks free of charge, and the recall is set to get under way starting on November 1.[4]

SafetyEdit

The NHTSA has conducted crash tests of the 2007 MKX. Its full scores are available at [5]

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ColorsEdit

Exterior

  • Black Clearcoat
  • Pewter Clearcoat Metallic
  • Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic
  • Vivid Red Clearcoat Metallic
  • Dark Amethyst Clearcoat Metallic
  • Light Sage Clearcoat Metallic
  • White Chocolate Tri-Coat ($495.00)
  • Alloy Clearcoat Metallic
  • Créme Brulee Clearcoat Metallic

Interior

  • Greystone
  • Medium Camel
  • Charcoal Black

Veneer

  • Olive Ash
  • Walnut Swirl

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AwardsEdit

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See AlsoEdit

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LINCOLN

Ford Motor Company


Ford | Mercury | Lincoln | Mazda | Edsel | Continental | Merkur


Current Models: Town Car · Navigator · MKZ · MKX · MKS · MKT

Historic Models: Zephyr · Blackwood · LS · Versailles · Continental · Premiere · Cosmopolitan · Mark series · Mark LT · Lido

Concept Cars: MKR · MKS · Futura · Mk9/Mark X · Navicross · L2K · Fifty-X · Continental Concept · Mark 9 · MKT Concept · C Concept · Machete Concept

One-Offs:


Lincoln-Mercury · Continental · Continental Mark II · SYNC · MyLincoln Touch


Henry M. Leland Corporate website A brand of the Ford PAG



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