The 2007 Lincoln MKX was initially revealed as a concept car at the Detroit auto show in 2005, and was later released as Lincoln’s first crossover automobile. It has an interior design that is modern and contemporary, but it lacks the family-friendly third-row seating offered by competitors. However, it boasts many other features, including a V-6 engine, lots of headroom, extensive storage area, and impressive legroom. Luxury items are available, such as adaptive headlights, heated seats, cooled seats, and a surround-sound audio system. Shoppers may be attracted to its mixture of clean and elegant styling, reasonable price tag, and higher-end options. It has the potential to become a favorite, but rivals offer third-row seating, finer cabin materials, and refined driving.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln MKX
The 2007 Lincoln MKX is Lincoln’s first crossover automobile, and is considered a luxury, midsize SUV with a V-6 engine and seating for five passengers.
The 2007 Lincoln MKX is a beautiful, midsize, crossover, luxury SUV that has a sophisticated and classy look to its exterior. There are various colors available for sprucing up the body, and several standard features are offered in the one well-equipped base trim level. Standard exterior features include 18-inch wheels of alloy, a rear spoiler, and a chrome grille. Optional features are chrome wheels, adaptive headlights, a sliding sunroof called Vista Roof, a fixed rear skylight, and a power rear lift gate. Other stand-alone possibilities are available and do not need to be ordered in the packages. The four-door luxury SUV has a distinct design and style that most drivers will appreciate. It sets itself apart from others in the segment with its chrome features, all-season tires, and large, 18-ich wheels to complete the rugged, off-road impression.
The 2007 Lincoln MKX includes leather seating and a dash cluster that has a sort of a retro-look and feel. It offers a very luxurious interior that is packed with standard features. The metallic finish goes well with the authentic wood accents, and the optional all-glass roof and power-retractable sunshades make for a very sophisticated interior. The MKX can carry five passengers comfortably even without third-row seating. Cargo capacity is solid at around 69 cubic feet. Some other interior standard features include a beautiful wood-and-leather steering wheel to match the accents in the cabin, as well as one-touch window operation, automatic dual-zone climate control, and an eight-way power-adjustable front seat. There are several stand-alone options and packages available for further upgrading the interior. The satellite radio, navigation system, surround-sound 14-speaker audio system, and six-disc CD/MP3 in-dash player are included in the Elite package. Another great package is the Ultimate, which adds cooled and heated seats with 10-way power functionality.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Lincoln MKX includes a 3.5-liter V-6, which can generate 265 horsepower (hp) and 250 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can choose between front or all-wheel-drive systems, while there is only one transmission option – an automatic six-speed. The lower gears are limited to access since the manual shift mode is lacking. If you plan to tow heavy payloads, opt for the optional towing package, the Class II, which increases tow capacity to 3,500 pounds. The ride is quiet even at highway speeds, and the acceleration is sufficient. Getting from zero to 60-mph takes around eight seconds. The steering capability is fair, whether you are driving in town or on the highway. The brakes will hopefully be improved in future model years because the braking distance is not quite up to par.
The 2007 Lincoln MKX has an array of standard safety features, including stability control, traction control, six airbags, a monitor for tire pressure, and anti-lock brakes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln MKX Base: 16/23 mpg city/highway
- Exterior design distinctive
- Comfortable and quiet ride
- Passenger areas are spacious
You Won't Like
- Small cargo space
- Cabin has mediocre grade materials
- Brakes lack muscle
The new alternative to other luxury crossovers, with a mediocre cabin and questionable brakes that put it behind the competition.
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