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2012 Lincoln MKX
2012 Lincoln MKX
Available Price Range $13,969-$25,621 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Lincoln MKX

Our Take

Revised for the 2011 model year, Lincoln's MKX luxury crossover received updated exterior styling, new technology features and a more powerful V-6 engine. The five-seat MKX competes against the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350.A 14-channel THX amplifier is included with the THX stereo, and tur... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 305-hp V-6
  • Touch-sensitive dashboard controls
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in December 2010 about the 2011 Lincoln MKX. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. 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 corpora... Read full review for the 2012 Lincoln MKX

Consumer Reviews


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The Best Car I've Ever Owned

by Chiquito Platano from Sanger, CA on September 8, 2012

I bought this car two months ago and already have 4,500 miles on it. It is so wonderful. I absolutely LOVE going any where in this car. The grandkids love the butt warmers in the back, plus the cool c... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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