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2018 Lincoln Mkx
Select a Different Model (8 Available): Black Label AWD
Fair Market Price $ 55509
MPG (EPA) 16 CTY /23 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 37/69 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2018 Lincoln MKX MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Punchy optional twin-turbo V-6
  • Surprisingly agile handling
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like

  • Base engine is less efficient
  • Some cabin materials aren't up to par with the class
  • Laggy infotainment system

New for 2018

The 2018 Lincoln MKX gets the Lincoln Way app with Lincoln Connect as standard across all models. Black Label variants now come standard with the Climate package. For the 2019 model year, the MKX becomes the Nautilus.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2018 Lincoln MKX is a midsize five-passenger luxury crossover that slots below the three-row MKT and smaller MKC. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.

MKX Premiere: The base Premiere trim comes standard with HID headlights, rear parking sensors, remote start, keyless entry and start, two USB ports, a 10-speaker audio system, the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated 10-way power adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

MKX Select: Moving up to the Select trim adds a hands-free power liftgate, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather upholstery.

MKX Reserve: The Reserve trim adds navigation, a panoramic glass roof, wood interior trim, ventilated front seats, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

MKX Black Label: Black Label models come with exclusive interior treatments such as embroided Venetian leather upholstery, and add a Revel Ultima premium audio system with 19 speakers.

Options include adaptive LED headlights, a 360-degree camera system, front parking sensors, active parking assistant, heated outboard rear seats, 21-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, and 22-way power adjustable front seats with massage function. Navigation and ventilated front seats, which are standard on higher trims, are available on lower trims as part of packages.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 MKX comes standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 rated at 303 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. A 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft is optional. Both engines are paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the base 3.7-liter V-6 is 17/24 mpg city/highway in front-drive guise and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. Surprisingly, the more powerful 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 is the most efficient at 18/25 mpg for front-drive models and 17/25 mpg for all-wheel-drive-equipped models.

Safety

The 2018 MKX received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing the 2018 MKX received a Good score on all crash tests except the headlights test where it received a Marginal rating (Good is the highest possible score). In the IIHS' front crash prevention test, the 2018 MKC received a Superior rating after it avoided 12- and a 25-mph collisions (Superior is the highest rating for the front crash prevention test).

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the Select trim and standard on the Reserve trim. Lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking is available as part of the Driver Assistance package.

Utility

The 2018 Lincoln MKX has 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and can be expanded to 68.8 cubic feet behind the front seats. When properly equipped the 2018 MKX can tow 3,500 pounds.

What We Think

In a 2016 First Test, we were impressed with the MKX's ride and handling balance thanks to its supple ride and excellent body control. The optional twin-turbo V-6 offers plenty of power on tap, giving it plenty of straight-line performance. Lincoln's multimedia interface, however, isn't quick to respond.

In a 2016 comparison test that also included the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Lexus RX, the Lincoln MKX placed second. Despite having a well-built interior, there's some cheap plastics in certain places and hollow-sounding buttons on the center stack.

Cool Fact

The 2018 Lincoln MKX, along with the Ford Edge, was one of the first vehicles to utilize Ford's 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6.

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2018 LINCOLN MKX SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.7 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (44J)
Trim
Black Label AWD
Class
Premium Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
303@6500
Standard MPG
16/23
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
N/R
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Climate Package

INCLUDES: Headlight Control; Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated; Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer; Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor
$703 $790

Cargo Utility Package

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Floor Covering; Load Restraint; Power Supply, Mains; Storage Box NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [60C] Cargo Accessory Package (Dealer)
$325 $365

Trailer Towing Prep Package - Class II

INCLUDES: Trailer Stability Program; Trailer Towing Prep
$574 $645

Cargo Accessory Package (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
$156 $175

Technology Package

INCLUDES: Parking Assistance; Parking Camera, 360 Degrees; Parking Distance Sensors, Front Active Park Assist Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera
$1242 $1395

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Pre-Collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Lane Departure Warning System
$2003 $2250

Engine: V6 Turbo 2.7 Liter EcoBoost®

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.390; Emission Equipment, 7.7
$1780 $2000

Engine: V6 3.7 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, SelectShift® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (44J)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Chroma Elite Copper Premium Metallic Chromoflare

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black Velvet

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rhapsody Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ingot Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Chroma Couture Dark Brown Premium Metallic Chromoflare

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning, Remote Control

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Remote Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [87D] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Enhanced Valet Mode

CONTAINED IN: [92S] Enhanced Security
Grp Grp

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [67P] Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
Pkg Pkg

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Storage Box

CONTAINED IN: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
Pkg Pkg

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Sync® 3, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.390

CONTAINED IN: [99P] Engine: V6 Turbo 2.7 Liter EcoBoost®
Grp Grp

Axle Ratio, 3.650

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Steering, Suspension

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.0 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

CONTAINED IN: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
Pkg Pkg

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Front License Plate Bracket

N/C N/C

Satin Roof Rack Side Rails Without Crossbars

$174 $195

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

All Weather Rubber Floor Mats

$107 $120

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [51U] Cargo Utility Package
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats

Std Std

Headliner Upholstery, Synthetic Suede

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Lockable Interior Storage

CONTAINED IN: [92S] Enhanced Security
Grp Grp

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console And Doors : Leather On Instrument Panel

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [51C] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Heated Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Body-Color Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Secondary Horn

CONTAINED IN: [92S] Enhanced Security
Grp Grp

Chroma Elite Chromoflare Paint

$1558 $1750

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Chroma Couture Chromoflare Paint

$1558 $1750

Enhanced Security

INCLUDES: Enhanced Valet Mode; Lockable Interior Storage; Secondary Horn; Theft Deterrent System
$54 $60

AdvanceTrac® Stability Control

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Pre-Collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection

CONTAINED IN: [87D] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

CONTAINED IN: [91Q] 22-Way Adjustable Front Drive/Passenger Seat with Multi Contour Functionality and Power Head Restraint and Thigh Extender
Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [51C] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [87D] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitoring (BLIS®)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [65T] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

CONTAINED IN: [65T] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Active Park Assist Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [65T] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Reverse Sensing System Camera and Radar

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera

CONTAINED IN: [65T] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelt, Inflatable Rear

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

CONTAINED IN: [92S] Enhanced Security
Std Std

Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer

CONTAINED IN: [51C] Climate Package
Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

CONTAINED IN: [51C] Climate Package
Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

22-Way Adjustable Front Drive/Passenger Seat with Multi Contour Functionality and Power Head Restraint and Thigh Extender

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Reclining Thigh Support 14-Way Power Adjustable with Active Massage; Head Restraints; Passenger Seat, Reclining Thigh Support 14-Way Power Adjustable with Active Massage NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [67P] Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
$1335 $1500

Driver Seat, Reclining Thigh Support 14-Way Power Adjustable with Active Massage

CONTAINED IN: [91Q] 22-Way Adjustable Front Drive/Passenger Seat with Multi Contour Functionality and Power Head Restraint and Thigh Extender
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Reclining Thigh Support 14-Way Power Adjustable with Active Massage

CONTAINED IN: [91Q] 22-Way Adjustable Front Drive/Passenger Seat with Multi Contour Functionality and Power Head Restraint and Thigh Extender
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [51C] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Split Bench Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Ventilated 10-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ganache Perforated Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Vianca White Perforated Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black Perforated Leather

N/C N/C

Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)

INCLUDES: DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [91Q] 22-Way Adjustable Front Drive/Passenger Seat with Multi Contour Functionality and Power Head Restraint and Thigh Extender
$1776 $1995

Audio System, Sync® 3 AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [67P] Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Nineteen Revel Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/50R20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 21" Polished Aluminum

$1157 $1300

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
999
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4