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2010 Lincoln MKT

  • 2010 Lincoln MKT Base Sport Utility

    Base Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      22
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      268/267
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $44,200
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2010 Lincoln MKT Review

Luxury crossover big on high tech, power, and luxury

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
All new for 2010, the Lincoln MKT is a midsize six- or seven-passenger luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV). Equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift feature that can be accessed via steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, the Lincoln MKT comes with front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available as an option. The MKT EcoBoost version is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired to the same six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system as the base trim.

The Lincoln MKT is great for long distance trips and highway driving, and it has a nice rear end design but headroom is compromised. Inside the roomy cabin a third row is available, but cargo space is limited. The MKT is has advanced technology systems, an array of safety systems, and fuel economy in the 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

The Lincoln MKT is brand-new for 2010, boasting the EcoBoost V-6 engine and the newest high-technology, luxury, and entertainment features.

Essentials

Engines: 3.7L V-6, 3.5L turbocharged V-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Styles: SUV
Trim: Base Sport Utility

On the Outside

Uniquely-styled, the MKT crossover sports the Lincoln signature grille, giving it considerable presence on the road, but the swoopy rear design compromises overall cabin space. Among the standard features are an oversized, fixed panoramic sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights with an auto-high beam feature, 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition/entry, rear parking sensors, and a power lift gate.

From the Inside

The interior of the Lincoln MKT is adorned with many standard luxury features, such as leather seating, 12-way heated and ventilated power front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, power-adjustable pedals, tri-zone automatic climate control, and retractable second-row sunshades. Optionally available are the Vista Roof, a 14-speaker 600-watt premium audio system, and a rear-seat DVD player with headrest-mounted screens.

Driving Performance

The Lincoln MKT base engine is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and 270 pound-feet, while the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine generates 350 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque. Handling, however, is not awe-inspiring, especially in top-heavy trims equipped with the glass Vista Roof.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKT boast six airbags including two side canopy airbags that run the length of the cabin. Options include an adaptive cruise control system with collision-warning and brake support features.

Gas Mileage

MKT FWD: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
MKT AWD: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
MKT EcoBoost: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway

Plusses

  • EcoBoost engine acceleration
  • Smooth, quiet ride

Minuses

  • Clumpsy handling
  • Price tag

Rating

Luxury crossover big on high tech, power, and luxury

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