• (4.0) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,739$21,631
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Lincoln MKX

Our Take on the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln has made a number of significant changes to its MKX midsize crossover for the 2011 model year. The updates include exterior styling revisions, new technology features and a more powerful V-6 engine. The MKX competes against other luxury crossovers like the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350, a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat doesn't slide forward/backward
  • MyLincoln system may encourage distracted driving

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • New 305-hp V-6
  • Touch-sensitive dashboard controls
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD

2011 Lincoln MKX Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

While the Lincoln MKX gets an entirely new look inside and out and a more powerful engine for 2011, it didn‘t win me over. The corporate twin to Ford's Edge, the oft-forgotten Lincoln MKX crossover’s most impressive change is a quiet, and comfortable ride that rivals Lexus and Acura. In addition, while it competes well with the best in its segment, it still needs work. It certa... Read full review for the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 35 reviews

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Love this vehicle

by Sal from Gaylord, MI on September 17, 2013

We shopped all vehicle makes and models in this category and found the MKX was the best all round vehicle for us. Styling and design are similar to some other brands but the little extra's like the re... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2011 Lincoln MKX Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKX Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKX Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKX Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lincoln MKX Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Pole
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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