2016 Lincoln MKT

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Lincoln MKT. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Twin-turbo V-6's power
  • Roomy second row
  • Generous standard features

The Bad

  • Third-row headroom
  • Ungainly rear styling

Notable Features of the 2016 Lincoln MKT

  • Seats up to seven
  • Choice of V-6 engines, including twin-turbo V-6
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sync 3 multimedia system standard
  • Inflatable second-row seat belts available

2016 Lincoln MKT Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Lincoln MKT is a full-size crossover SUV with seating for up to seven people in three rows of seats. It's related to the Flex from parent company Ford, but the MKT has different styling. It's competitors include other SUVs such as the Buick Enclave and Acura MDX.

New for 2016

The Sync 3 touch-screen multimedia system is now standard. Inflatable second-row seat belts are optional.

Significant Standard Features

  • 303-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Split-wing grille 
  • Power liftgate
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather and wood steering wheel
  • Fixed-glass roof
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Navigation system
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Cooled second-row seats
  • Dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Automated parking system 
  • Adaptive suspension
Vehicle Overview

The Lincoln MKT is a full-size crossover SUV with seating for up to seven people in three rows of seats. It's related to the Flex from parent company Ford, but the MKT has different styling. It's competitors include other SUVs such as the Buick Enclave and Acura MDX.

New for 2016

The Sync 3 touch-screen multimedia system is now standard. Inflatable second-row seat belts are optional.

Significant Standard Features

  • 303-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Split-wing grille 
  • Power liftgate
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather and wood steering wheel
  • Fixed-glass roof
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Navigation system
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Cooled second-row seats
  • Dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Automated parking system 
  • Adaptive suspension

Latest 2016 MKT Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I love this car.

by George from Bel Air, MD on May 1, 2018

The car handles and rides like a luxury car should. The 3.5 L EcoBoost engine is very responsive and powerful. The cargo space with the 3rd seat folded down is voluminous. The MKT suits our needs ... Read full review

(5.0)

GREAT VEHICLE FOR A GROWING FAMILY!

by barneyfife from Weleetka, Oklahoma on March 13, 2018

This is a wonderful vehicle because it can seat 7-8 people comfortably. We have 9 grandchildren and can get 7 and my wife and I in the SUV. It has a wonderful ride and with the panoramic roof and DVD ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Lincoln MKT currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Lincoln MKT has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Lincoln
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    200-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MKT received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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