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By Cars.com Staff
August 11, 2009
Vehicle Overview The MKX crossover has room for five and competes against models like the Acura MDX, Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX. It features standard V-6 power and is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. For 2010, the MKX is more fuel-efficient, and a new special edition debuts.
New for 2010 Front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the MKX see gains in their EPA-estimated gas mileage for 2010. Front-wheel-drive models are now rated at 18/25 mpg city/highway — a 1-mpg improvement in both figures — and the all-wheel-drive MKX now gets 17/23 mpg, which is up 2 mpg in the city and 1 mpg on the highway. In addition, there's a new Midnight Limited Edition Package that includes Tuxedo Black metallic paint, a body-colored grille, 22-inch aluminum rims and a black interior.
Exterior The MKX has a relatively sleek shape with a distinct cheese-grater grille. Another Lincoln signature is its taillights, which span the entire width of the crossover. Lincoln also offers a Limited Edition Package that includes 20-inch chrome wheels and headlights with the Lincoln star logo etched on them.
Standard 18-inch wheels; 20- and 22-inch wheels optional
Standard power liftgate
Optional swiveling headlights
Interior The interior features clean, simple shapes and a silver-colored center control panel.
Standard leather seats
Standard heated and cooled front seats; optional heated rear seats
60/40-split folding backseat with reclining backrests
Standard voice-activated Sync system
Optional Vista Roof two-piece glass sunroof
Optional navigation system with Sirius Travel Link technology
Optional backseat DVD entertainment system
Under the Hood The MKX shares its engine with the Ford Edge, which is related to the MKX. When properly equipped, the MKX can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 250 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission
Runs on regular gas
Safety Safety features include:
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
Standard backup sensors
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