From Lincoln comes this year a luxury mid-sized SUV, the 2013 Lincoln MKX.
The 2013 MKX draws power from a 3.7L V-6 that produces 305hp, 280 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway on front drive. When all-wheel drive is engaged, fuel rating drops to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway. The MKX accelerates 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and is capable of towing loads up to 3,500 lbs. Cargo space is at 32.3 ft3 with the second row seats up and expands to 68.6 ft3 with the second row folded. The 2013 Lincoln MKX seats up to five passengers, and there is plenty of leg and head room even for tall adults. Critics enjoyed the high comfort level on the heated and powered seats which are made of premium materials. The dashboard is laced with modern, hi-tech features that add further to that luxury feel. It may take some time though learning how to operate them.
The 2013 Lincoln MKX comes standard with these features – remote start and push-button ignition, leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, power liftgate, automatic climate control, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, MyLincoln Touch w/ Sync and Bluetooth/iPod interface, a 10-speaker audio system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack, USB port and SD card reader.
You can get the Premium and Elite packages which will add features like upgraded upholstery, automatic wipers, panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker premium audio system, HD radio and a navigation system.
The 2013 Lincoln MKX got good scores in safety and crash tests, but scored just okay in frontal protection. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, front side/side curtain airbags, trailer sway control, hill start assist and a rearview camera. Optional safety electronic features include adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning and blind spot monitor.
As a luxury SUV, you’ll like its fuel efficiency and it also handles well even during off-road driving. Safety could be an issue, plus other SUVs have more room.