This year, the 2013 Lincoln MKT tries to gain some ground in the midsized SUV market. The company made some upgrades with its powertrain and also added a few more standard features. Perhaps what really stands out this year is the new engine setup. The base 3.7L V-6 produces up to 300hp, 280 lbs. of torque with a fuel rating of 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. The EcoBoost version of the MKT is the real standout. With its turbocharged 3.5L V-6, it produces up to 355hp, 350 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. Inside, the 2013 Lincoln MKT is just amazing. Up to seven passengers can be accommodated. Everyone will love the cabin with the premium quality materials used, wood trim and excellent leather upholstery on the seats. Everything just looks elegant and luxurious. Minimum cargo space is 17.9 ft3, which expands to a maximum of 75.9 ft3 when you lower the rear seats.
Every 2013 Lincoln MKT model has standard features like keyless entry, push-button start, front seats with heating and ventilation, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, and a 110V outlet. The dashboard has MyLincoln Touch interface, mobile WiFi, Sync with voice recognition, an 8-speaker audio system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface.
By adding the Elite and Technology packages you can have optional features like a heated steering wheel, navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and a 14-speaker premium audio system.
Although impressed with luxury, the 2013 Lincoln MKT can go rough and rugged. Its engine delivers sufficient power without producing too much noise in the cabin. Its good suspension and electric power steering also guarantees a smooth ride all throughout.
The 2013 Lincoln MKT costs $45,300. It will compete with other SUVs like the Acura MDX and the Buick Enclave. The MKT’s best feature is the great no. of standard features it offers, together with its powerful engine.