2007 Lincoln MKX Review

Lincoln’s trying to become more relevant , and they’re putting a lot of hope in the MKX to make that so. Lincoln doesn’t get any exclusive product these days, but hopefully that won’t turn away would-be MKX buyers. Will the MKX be great or just ‘pretty good’? Does it offer enough benefits over the Ford Edge to justify the ~$4500 price difference? There are a lot of questions surrounding Lincoln’s first CUV – hopefully we can answer some of them for you. Read on to find out.

2007 Lincoln MKX Specs

  • 265 HP 3.5 liter V6 Duratec
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Unibody construction ( CUV )

2007 Lincoln MKX Reviews

Automobile.com reviews the Lincoln MKX and writes – ‘Those in front will enjoy seats with eight-way power adjustment, including power lumbar for both, plus lots of room for taller, wider folk. The same can be said for rear passengers, with better than average headroom and what Ford claims will be “best-in-class legroom”. ‘

The Truth About Cars reviews the Lincoln MKX and has this to say – ‘And you pay a proper price for the privilege. Lincoln’s MKX is roughly $4500 harder on your wallet than a comparable Ford Edge, which has the same powertrain, chassis and moonroof, and can be ordered with the same navigation system, up-rated audio and a fine leather interior of its own. So what’s to love about the MKX?’

Vehicle Voice reviews the Lincoln MKX and feels it is worth the premium over the Edge- ‘At wide-open throttle in lower gears, the Edge’s V6 can sound thrashy and stressed. Driven in a similar manner and the MKX exhibits none of this rambunctious behavior. Rack it up to a better NVH package with another little bump from my ongoing hearing loss. While the actual Db rating of the Lincoln may be no lower than the Ford, it’s a matter of the quality of the sound. Same holds true for the interior.’

Autobytel reviews the Lincoln MKX and has this to say – ‘Luxury buyers actually want people to notice that they can afford something more expensive than a run-of-the-mill Chevy, Dodge, or Ford…at least in America. And while the company might consider the MKX a “fresh choice,” it’s little more than a gussied-up Ford Edge, which reminds us of the old days of obvious badge engineering.’

Autoblog reviews the Lincoln MKX and writes – ‘From the driver’s seat, the MKX is very inviting. The driving position from the supportive bucket seats provides a good view of the road, giving the driver a sensation of sitting in the vehicle and not on it. Interior tactile surface materials, while not up to Audi standards, have improved, but for a vehicle that stickers in the mid-$40K range these surfaces could exude a bit more luxury and a little less cost-consciousness.’

Sounds like typical Lincoln – a gorgeous, if not flawless, interior.

Dragtimes.com runs the Lincoln MKX through the quarter mile in 16.110 seconds.

Car and Driver reviews the 2007 Lincoln MKX and writes – ‘Our all-wheel-drive MKX was loaded with options including adaptive headlamps, heated-and-cooled front seats, a DVD navigation system, a 14-speaker THX sound system, the big sunroof, and a power liftgate, all of which made it pretty deluxe. But that extravagance raised the price from $36,445 to a lofty $43,595. That’s a lot of money for a vehicle that, looks aside, isn’t very different from the Edge, which starts at $25,995 for a front-drive model (add $1650 for all-wheel drive). Plus, many of those options are available on the Edge. The MKX is good, but unless you’re a huge fan of the styling or a dead-set on cooled seats, the Edge is a far better deal.’

Published on December 16, 2006 in Lincoln

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