The 2016 Lincoln MKX upsets luxury game in a big way for 2016 in a bid to better compete with midsize luxury SUVs, like the Lexus RX now. Besides the attractive styling of this new car, there’s a ton of technology on the inside. That’s a first for the MKX, plus there’s an all-new engine a turbocharged 2.7 liter v6 now. With this host of improvements, can Lincoln MKX enter the legitimate luxury segment? While the 2.7 liter is more powerful, more fun to drive.
It’s rated at the same 19 miles per gallon combined rating as the base 3.7 liter v6, where it is going to hit you is that initial upfront costs for the 2.7 liters are 2.000 dollars. The redesigned interior host very high-quality materials, especially on the door panel. Every service is soft, and it’s very attractive with wood and metal accents. The materials are very nice, the styling itself on the inside is fairly conservative.
There’s nothing outlandish or very innovative here except for the push-button gear selector. Now we’ve seen it in other Lincoln’s and MKX has it too, there are some pros and cons. What’s great is the freed up space for a nice little storage cubby with USB port on the inside, and also on three-point turns it makes it really convenient to have the drive. The reverse buttons real close to the steering wheel on the downside it doesn’t look very nice they’re very generic buttons there’s little pieces of chrome strip, but I feel this could be executed with a lot more pizza than just these very simple buttons.
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The gear selector isn’t the only annoying feature in this general area of the car. We’ve been complaining about touch screen system for years. But now we’ve got real dials and knobs buttons, fantastic but the last thing that needs to go is this kind of outdated media system, and on next MKX it’s gone. Starting at the end of December the production models will be coming out with sync to an improved system with a better user interface, new technology, and The 2016 Lincoln MKX includes up 360-degree camera. It uses a camera on the front back and sides of the vehicle to create a top-down view of what’s around the car for easier parking. Even The 1968 Lincoln Continental with it long tail can be parked easier.
But the system needs some improvement. The cameras aren’t stitched together very well, and it’s also very hard to determine where the wheel is when you’re parking up against a curb. So you’re still kind of pinching carefully until you hit the curb. It’s a feature that’s much better executed in infinity, who pioneered the system as well as BMW’s another piece of technology. That needs a little bit more refinement is the optional lane keeping assist. Now that’s the feature that’s going to move the car back in its original intended lane if it starts to drift into the other lane.
It’s a little too jerky, it’s jarring and I have not the biggest fan of how it self-corrects. The good news is the features adjustable in various intensities as well as you can choose the mode that puts it to alert only it won’t make the correction, and that’s how I drove The 2016 Lincoln MKX is must have feature though the optional rebel 19 speaker stereo. It is just pure auditory bliss if you’re a sound nerd you absolutely have to listen to this stereo. It’s one of my favorites.
Ok, it’s expensive though on this reserve trim level it’s part of the 4400 dollar luxury package. Comfort is king for both front and rear occupants. The leather is soft and supple, and there are a lot of amenities in the backseat including heated rear seats into USB charge ports. There are heated seats up front as well as available heated steering wheel and the comfort aspect also extends to the ride quality.
Now this car has an adjustable firmness suspension and various modes including normal comfort and sport. In any of those modes it’s not overly sporty or overly harsh, and in the comfort mode is it glides down the highway very comfortable, very quiet car easy to spend a lot of time, and I wish the adjustability of those driving modes that was easier. There’s a sports button on the gear selector but to get into the fine tuning of the suspension have to dig into the dashboard menus which isn’t entirely convenient standard on the reserve trim level is the always welcome and extremely useful hands-free liftgate.
Now with the kick, it opens, and you have your hands full of groceries, and it reveals a very generously sized cargo area as well as one more trick up our folding back seat. All options tallied up our 2016 Lincoln MKX reserve retail that just over 61,000 MKX is good, but it’s a bit of a stretch to ask for 60.000 dollars. Good when other big names in the segment do it, just as good or better with cleaner execution.
Overall, The 2016 Lincoln MKX is a great car. Thank you for visit my blog. See you next time !!!