Explore the 2017 Lincoln MKX

June 8th, 2017 by

Per the editors at Edmunds, “Change may be a constant in the world, but it can still be a hard thing to accept. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a change for the better, like the one that brought us the 2017 Lincoln MKX.”

The 2017 Lincoln MKX

The 2017 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln’s midsize luxury crossover has been significantly redesigned for 2017. Power, handling, and comfort have all been upgraded, but the first thing you’ll notice is the new styling. Previous models have been (rightly) criticised for the clumsy rear end with an unattractive array of lighting. For 2017, Lincoln have positively remedied the design. Rear lighting consists of a narrow bar conjoined to mounts that blend into the MKX’s fluid body. This also creates an enticing parallel with the rectangular dual exhaust system. All things considered, the 2017 MKX makes a good first impression, and it doesn’t disappoint when you get inside.

Performance

One of the most compelling arguments for buying a Lincoln over comparable luxury brands is the amount of standard features. While some European manufacturers will Both the Select and Reserve trims on the MKX come with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Lincoln Drive Control. Those systems monitor road conditions and direct power to individual wheels with milliseconds to maintain optimal traction. The 2017 Lincoln MKX is powered by a standard 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine. It’s a capable and powerful unit, but most drivers will be tempted to upgrade to the available 2.7L GTDI V6 and its 335 horsepower. Then again, MKX buyers probably aren’t looking to bomb through corners and set quarter-mile records – most will be satisfied knowing they have a confident, capable engine.

Luxury Is Standard

Instead, their priorities will be luxury, comfort, and style. Fortunately, that’s where the 2017 Lincoln MKX really shines. Heated, Bridge of Weir Deepsoft Leather seats are standard. Those seats include 10-direction power adjustment. Ford’s SYNC 3 system is also standard. For safety, Lincoln has included BLIS (Blind Spot Information Centre) with cross-traffic alert. When driving, sensors monitor your MKX’s blind spots and give live updates about potential obstacles. Additionally, cross-traffic alert can detect vehicles in perpendicular fields when navigating in a parking lot.

Other standard features include:

  • HID Headlights With LED Signatures
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 18” Premium Painted Wheels
  • SYNC 3 Infotainment System

Upgrading to the Reserve trim (MSRP: $51,750) brings you the following additional features:

  • Auto High Beams & Adaptive Headlights
  • Panoramic Vista Roof
  • 20” Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated Rear Seats & Steering Wheel
  • Available Revel Ultima Audio System
  • Available 22-Way Multicontour Front Seats

The Lincoln MKX has never been better than in its current form. Lincoln has finally stepped up the design to match the rest of their product renaissance. Further, the MKX is powerful, controlled, and a thrill to drive. And, most importantly, the MKX is as much of a thrill to be driven in. The seating is comfortable and spacious and the entertainment options are superb. Now is certainly the time to consider driving the MKX.

 

Posted in 2017 Models, SUV