2013 Lincoln MKX

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$39,575

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2013 Lincoln MKX
2013 Lincoln MKX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Contemporary styling
  • Interior quality
  • Configurable MyLincoln Touch system

The bad:

  • Backseat doesn't slide forward/backward
  • MyLincoln Touch's slider controls in the center control panel

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Newly available 22-inch aluminum wheels
  • 305-hp V-6
  • Touch-sensitive dashboard controls
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD

2013 Lincoln MKX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2013
The MKX can have newly available 22-inch polished aluminum wheels while the Sync entertainment and communication system adds Operator Assist and Wi-Fi capability.
Exterior
Up front, the MKX has a version of what Lincoln calls its “split-wing grille.” The grille doesn’t overwhelm the front of the crossover like the design does on Lincoln’s MKT full-size crossover. Exterior features include:

  • Split taillights use inward-facing LEDs to soften the typical pinpoint illumination provided by these lights
  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19-, 20- or 22-inch wheels
  • Available forward sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof

Interior
The MKX’s dashboard features a flowing design that blends smoothly into the center console and utilizes upscale touches such as stitching along some seams.

Ford’s entertainment and communication system, dubbed MyLincoln Touch in Lincoln models, is standard in the MKX. The system aims to make all of your communication and entertainment sources easy to control while driving. To do this, MyLincoln Touch features an 8-inch touch-screen in the middle of the dash, five-way steering-wheel controls, USB ports, an SD card slot and an instrument panel with a traditional analog speedometer flanked by two customizable LCD screens.

The system can be operated by voice commands and touch-sensitive controls. The touch controls for audio volume and ventilation fan speed each feature a horizontal plate, and you slide your finger left or right to lower or raise the volume/fan speed. Interior features include:

  • Real wood and aluminum trim is offered
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Standard heated and ventilated front seats
  • Standard remote keyless entry and start
  • Available power tilt/telescoping steering wheel 
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Uses regular gas
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats 
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most reliable car I've owned

This vehicle met all my needs with style and comfort . Took it home the same day with a oil change at the same dealership .

2.9

Close to, if not a Lemon.

I bought the vehicle used from a large national retailer. With 74K miles - (< 800 miles since I owned it), the A/C started blowing hot air out of the driver' side and cool air out the front passenger's side. 3 trips to a local Lincoln dealer of the same national retailer that I purchased the car from and $1500 later, the A/C is working. Although the brakes are apparently fine when inspected, they periodically make concerning noise when braking. Supposedly, there is nothing that can be done about it. I wish the front seats would slide back further to better accommodate longer legged drivers / passengers in the front seats. The plastic "chrome" Lincoln marque in the middle of the steering wheel has faded through the chrome to a yellowed plastic color. In order to replace it, you need to spend $400 for a new steering wheel - really not a smart design for the owner.

2.4

Most annoying car I have Ever had

So many repairs, the dealership has my vehicle More than I do. Electrical issues, transmission issues... Such a Headache. Sadly, this is the First car I've Ever made payments on. Such a disappointment

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Ford Edge

$26,635

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