Intro: Lincoln's 2012 MKT full-size crossover SUV, shares its platform with the boxy Ford Flex. By comparison the MKT exhibits more aerodynamic body lines highlighted by its chrome lined windows, grille, and lower front fascia.
Features: The MKT's spacious interior features seating for 7-passengers in three rows of leather-clad comfort. The LED gauges stand out nicely against the black background, while illuminated cup holders add a custom look and feel.
Performance: The base engine for the MKT is a 268 horsepower 3.7-liter V6, sending power to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also available is Ford's 355 horsepower Ecoboost turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, sending power to all-wheel drive via the 6-speed automatic.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for a front-wheel drive MKT is $44,300. A range-topping all-wheel drive, turbocharged model starts at $46,295. The MKT is backed by a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With bold styling, versatility and a wealth of luxury features, the 2012 Lincoln MKT proves that form does not always follow function, as the two run well in stride, in this finely-crafted crossover SUV.