2013 Lincoln MKT

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$45,285

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Wagon

Body style

20

Combined MPG

7

Seating capacity

207.600” x 67.400”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • EcoBoost power
  • Roomy second row
  • Generous standard features
  • Fuel economy

The bad:

  • Third-row headroom
  • Ungainly rear styling
  • Slow-to-react controls

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Restyled for 2013
  • New touch-screen controls
  • Redesigned dashboard
  • Upgraded V-6
  • Seats up to seven
  • Available all-wheel drive

2013 Lincoln MKT review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Lincoln’s large crossover, the MKT, gets a number of updates for 2013. Besides the visual alterations, which include a reshaped grille and redesigned dashboard, the three-row crossover gets a more powerful base V-6, optional adaptive suspension and other hardware upgrades. More dramatic changes lay inside, where the MKT gets Lincoln’s latest touch-screen controls.

Related to the Flex from parent company Ford, the MKT offers three rows of seats and an available twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6. Competitors include the Buick Enclave, Acura MDX and Audi Q7.

Exterior
The MKT’s grille plunges less but carries more vertical slats in a “calmer, more restrained way,” Lincoln says. The trademark belt line kink and broad tail remain; both were elements that made onlookers love or revile the car.

Measuring well beyond 200 inches from bumper to bumper, the MKT is more than a foot longer than the MDX and a few inches longer than the Enclave and Q7.

Interior
A redesigned dashboard headlines the cabin changes, with a new steering wheel and Lincoln’s MyLincoln Touch center controls. Related to Ford’s MyFord Touch, MyLincoln Touch replaces traditional buttons and dials with touch-sensitive areas; a large center screen runs multimedia and navigation. Ford says the system has been revised with faster processing and easier graphics from earlier versions of MyFord and MyLincoln Touch. The MKT’s gauges sport twin LCDs flanking a center speedometer. Configurable via steering-wheel directional buttons, they can show everything from audio and navigation menus to a simulated tachometer.

Power front seats, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel and leather upholstery are standard. The three-row interior seats six or seven, depending if you get second-row captain’s chairs or a three-position bench.

Under the Hood
Front-drive MKTs boast a 3.7-liter V-6 with 300 horsepower, up from last year’s 268-hp V-6. The all-wheel-drive MKT has a twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 that puts out 355 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines get a six-speed automatic transmission. New for 2013, the EcoBoost MKT gets an adaptive suspension, which drivers can adjust to three separate modes.

Safety
Six airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard. Lane departure and blind spot warning systems are optional, so are inflatable second-row seat belts, which — like in the Ford Explorer — spread impact forces across an occupant’s body. Ford says the belts can reduce collision pressure on the chest and neck.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

LOVE it

I bought my 2013 MKT in 2013 as a dealer demo with 23000 miles on it. it now has 127,000 miles and it still looks and drives great. my moms neighbor thought it was a new car last week. i normally trade after 2 years, but i love this car and want to keep it.

5.0

Sun/Moon roof explosion?

Yesterday my moon roof exploded while sitting in the middle of traffic? Has anyone ever had this problem with Lincoln MKT? I own a 2016 Lincoln MKT and have had this happen 3 times now? Is anyone out there aware of any recalls regarding their sunroof and/or moon roof? If so please let me know ASAP, thank you very much.

2.0

a lemon from the day i bought it

horrible i have bought over 155 Lincolns and this is the worst. when you drive it says no key and stops running and i almost went under a tractor trailor.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lincoln
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Current plus five previous model years / Less than 60,000 actual miles
Basic warranty terms
60 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited warranty
Powertrain
6 years/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
200-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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