2015 Lincoln MKX

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Lincoln MKX. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Contemporary styling
  • Interior quality
  • Configurable MyLincoln Touch system

The Bad

  • Backseat doesn't slide forward/backward
  • MyLincoln Touch's slider controls

Notable Features of the 2015 Lincoln MKX

  • Limited Edition Package
  • Touch-sensitive dashboard controls
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD
  • 22-inch aluminum wheels available

2015 Lincoln MKX Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The MKX is Lincoln's entry in the midsize luxury crossover segment. It comes with standard V-6 power and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It seats five and competes against the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350.

New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Lincoln's signature split-wing grille
  • Split taillights use inward-facing LEDs to soften the typical pinpoint illumination
  • 18-inch wheels; available 20- or 22-inch wheels
  • Available forward sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Real wood and aluminum trim is offered
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry and start
  • MyLincoln Touch entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Available power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

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

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available backup camera
Vehicle Overview

The MKX is Lincoln's entry in the midsize luxury crossover segment. It comes with standard V-6 power and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It seats five and competes against the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350.

New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Lincoln's signature split-wing grille
  • Split taillights use inward-facing LEDs to soften the typical pinpoint illumination
  • 18-inch wheels; available 20- or 22-inch wheels
  • Available forward sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Real wood and aluminum trim is offered
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry and start
  • MyLincoln Touch entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Available power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

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

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available backup camera

Latest 2015 MKX Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

MKX ALRIGHT

by QUEENBEE from ARLINGTON TX on August 16, 2018

I LOVE BODY STYLE THATS WHY I PAID FOR IT IN FULL ADDED DVD players FOR KIDDOS WATCH MOVIES GOT THE CROME ALL AROUND WHEELS TOO LOVE IT LOVE THE LOOKS AS I DRIVE DOWN ROAD Read full review

(5.0)

great car

by Laporte2 from Laporte mn on July 12, 2018

I've always loved Lincoln. Have only had it a few days but I love it already. I sat in about 8 different models when we bought this one and it was hands down the most comfortable. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Lincoln MKX currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Lincoln MKX Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
acceptable
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Lincoln

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement for up to $45 per day, fresh oil and filter at delivery and certificate for your first complimentary oil and filter change

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    6 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Comprehensive Limited Warranty from original in-service date. See dealer for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 200-point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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 MKX 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker