The 2013 Lincoln MKX comes as another entry by the company in the midsized SUV category. The MKX seeks to entice consumers of buying into it with a powerful engine block and a luxurious interior loaded with great features. All models of the 2013 MKX have a 3.7L V-6 engine that generates 305hp, 280 lbs. of torque with the option of going for front-drive or all-wheel drive. Fuel rating with front-drive is 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway which drops to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway when in all-wheel drive. Equipped properly, the MKX can tow up to 3,500 lbs. As an SUV, the cargo space inside the 2013 MKX is just decent at 32.3 ft3. You can expand this to 68.6 ft3 by folding down the 2nd row of seats. Up to five people can be accommodated inside its cabin which critics say is quite nice, made of high-quality materials. Another noticeable difference is the reduction of cabin noise.
Standard interior features include remote start and push-button ignition, a 10 speaker audio system, climate-controlled seats, leather upholstery, USB connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, SD card reader, MyLincoln Touch w/ Sync, and 12V power outlets. Optional features include a navigation system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel, a THX premium audio system w/ HD radio, and a panoramic moonroof.
The 2013 MKX earned good enough scores in safety and crash tests, although it only earned an average score in frontal protection. Its safety features include antilock disc brakes, front side and side curtain airbags, blind-spot monitoring w/cross-traffic alert, stability/traction control, anti-theft alarm, and adaptive cruise control.
The 2013 MKX is priced from $38,000 to $39,900. It is considerably cheaper than its brother, the Lincoln MKX. Critics however say that the MKX’s 300hp engine seems weaker than what its numbers claim. You might want to compare it first with the Acura MDX, which critics say has better handling, and a bigger and equally impressive interior.