2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Lincoln MKX
Posted on August 17, 2015
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been fully redesigned for this
year. It is lower, wider and much more refined than previous versions. Based on
the Ford Edge platform, this is a luxury SUV for buyers who like a bit of class
in their lives. This isn't just a rebadged Edge though, it's all new and all
The first impression you get when seeing the MKX for the
first time is a "wow" moment. Lincoln's have always had a particular
look and love it or hate it, it does stand out. That look remains in the 2016
Lincoln MKX, but it's more modern, less controversial and has a much wider
2016 Lincoln MKX design
The signature Lincoln grille is still present but has been
pared down a bit to look much more in keeping with the rest of the shape. The
rounded edges, subtle lighting and fluted body panels take the edge off the
fact that this is an SUV and rounds it out nicely.
High ground clearance, a sloping roof with rails, detailing
along the profile and a subtly rising waistline all add to the appeal.
Inside, the quality is apparent from the moment you open the
door. The materials are top class, the seats thick, substantial and very comfortable.
The door closes with a solid "thunk" that gives plenty of
reassurance. The large centre console and stack are packed with a touchscreen
and controls, while the instrument panel is clear and informative.
Passenger space is generous, the ride quiet and the overall
feel is definitely one of luxury.
Engine and transmission
There are two engine options for the 2016 Lincoln MKX, a
3.7-litre six cylinder that produces 303 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque and an
optional 2.7-litre turbocharged six cylinder that produces 335 hp and 380 lb-ft
of torque. Both use a smooth automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Both engines are smooth and plenty powerful for this kind of
vehicle. The 2.7-litre engine is going to be the most popular we think, as it
is more powerful and has a satisfying roar when pushed.
2016 Lincoln MKX trims
There are four trim levels for the 2016 Lincoln MKX,
Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. All trim levels are generously
equipped as you would expect. Features include Pre-Collision Assist with
Pedestrian Detection, 22-way adjustable
front seats, Revel Audio by Harman, MyLincoln Touch, panoramic sunroof, air
conditioning, cruise control, climate, high quality interior trim, ambient
lighting and a push button shifter.
Check out the dealership for full specs.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX is an all new vehicle that is destined
for greatness. It distances itself enough from its Ford roots enough that it is
in a class all of its own. We really like it!
Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford
ON N3S 3N2 to try the 2016 Lincoln MKX for yourself.