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  • 2015 Lincoln MKX

 

 

It is well know that Lincoln offers high-end versions of their Ford cousins, and for the 2015 Lincoln MKX that is also true. Although the MKX wears Lincoln’s retro grille and features a handsome interior with a high level of standard equipment, closely resembling its Ford Edge partner this five passenger midsize luxury crossover shares the Fords underpinnings. There is one powertrain: a 3.7-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic with front-wheel drive, and the all-wheel drive is optional. While cruising down the highway, the MKX has adequate power. It’s comfortable and quiet, however it competes in a packed segment, and it’s not a segment buster. Although spacious enough, with a nearly unending variety of plush accessories and great techno-treats, the MKX will no doubt suffer the attacks by individual testers who believe that its Ford Edge counterpart propositions almost matching posh at a far better price point.

Features for this model include cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering, as well as rear parking sensors, Bluetooth-integrated Sync infotainment, an online garage-door opener, dual-zone auto heating and cooling, an electrochromatic rear-view mirror and memory for driver’s configurations. When it comes to fuel economy expect 18 mpg city/26 highway within the standard FWD variants and 17/23 in AWD versions, while towing remains at their maximum at 3,500 pounds using the available Class II towing package installed.

Entertainment is supplied by a reasonably limited system integrating just one-Compact disc player, 10 loudspeakers, satellite radio, a relevant video monitor along with a memory-card slot. You will find, MyLincoln Touch remains standard aboard the 2015 MKX, however this picky touch screen and Sync-interfaced technologies are found in many Michigan reviews to be perplexing to learn and frustrating to use.

However, the MKX’s biggest frailty is in regards to performance. Both acceleration and braking are simply average — a prominent deficiency in a division led by models that can pin you to your seat with a tap of the pedal. Furthermore, its automatic transmission can feel slow due to sluggish downshifts. The MKX finds some reclamation in its strengths. Its cabin is roomy and accommodating. This Lincoln looks good inside and out as well, and tactfully handles bumps and potholes as it glides down the road.  Learn more about the strengths and weakness’s of the MKX when it is put in head-to-head comparison with rival crossover SUV’s in the Detroit, Michigan area.