2010 Lincoln MKT Review – Lincoln finds the sweet spot for luxury crossovers

Tuesday November 10th, 2009 at 11:1111 AM
Posted by: twain

2010 Lincoln MKT
By Twain Mein


  • Very quite and well-damped ride
  • Beautifully appointed interior
  • Massive dual-panel panoramic sunroof
  • Incredible THX-certified sound system
  • Exterior styling


  • Visibility
  • iPhone syncing
  • 3rd row leg room and overhead space
  • Exterior styling (!)


The 2010 Lincoln MKT is Ford’s up-scale version of the Ford Flex “crossover”. Crossover is taking a traditional car platform and extending it to give the space of an SUV. Many SUV’s, like the Chevy Tahoe, are built on truck chassis (“body on frame”) versus a car chassis (“unibody” construction where the body is structural). By enlarging a car unibody, crossovers promise the space of an SUV with ride and handling of a traditional car. The Lincoln is built on the same D4 platform as the Ford Flex, and it distinguishes itself with aggressive styling and luxurious amenities. The D4 platform is a “stretched” version of the D3 platform which originally underpinned the ’03 Volvo XC90 as well as the Ford Taurus. These Swedish genetics are good assets for Ford/Lincoln which provide a rigid structure and competent chassis. The version we tested had the base 3.7 liter, 270 hp Duratec engine and was optioned for a ~$49,000 price tag.

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Custom Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ to 2009 SEMA Show

Thursday October 29th, 2009 at 10:1010 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Lincoln MKT

Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’, if ya don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln. Yeah, way back when, Lincolns were not cars to be trifled with. They had big enough plants and there was enough go fast goodies out there that you wouldn’t treat them the way … well, the way you’d look at a Lincoln today.

Sure, for the past however long, they’ve been very nice and luxurious Fords, but performance cars? Not so much. Lincoln is looking to change that with three customized rides rolling out at this years SEMA show.

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First Impressions: 2010 Lincoln MKT – Renewing its old-style elegance with modern technology

Friday October 2nd, 2009 at 9:1010 AM
Posted by: Derek

2010 Lincoln MKT
By Derek Mau


  • 355 hp EcoBoost engine with a power band wider than the Grand Canyon
  • Active Park Assist feature that works 10x better than Toyota/Lexus
  • More standard luxury features than its closest competitors
  • A ride quieter than Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
  • No longer using switches and knobs from the Ford-Mercury parts bin


  • Oversize split-bow grill is more ugly than intimidating
  • Supposed to be smaller than a Navigator, but still really large

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Dodge Journey, Lincoln MKT, MAZDA3 Get Top Safety Marks

Monday September 14th, 2009 at 9:99 AM
Posted by: tonyb


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also known as the IIHS has just given its highest safety rating to three new model rides: The Dodge Journey, Lincoln MKT and Mazda Mazda3. All three of the cars got top marks in the front, side and rear impact tests and all three featured standard stability control.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said in a statement that “Criteria to win are tough because the award is intended to drive continued safety improvements.”

Only the Dodge received the IIHS’ top marks in every single category whereas the Lincoln and Mazda received “Acceptable” ratings in other categories. The Insurance Institute said that the Lincoln and Mazda’s overall evaluations were robust enough to receive the “Top Safety Pick” award.

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2009 Lincoln MKS Review – A shot in the arm for Ford

Wednesday March 18th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
Posted by: gmchan_66

2009 Lincoln MKS
By Gary Chan


  • Microsoft Sync (for the most part)
  • Ride quality
  • Quiet cockpit


  • Torque steer
  • Small rear seat
  • No auto unlock feature with smart key

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2009 Lincoln MKS Review – A Lot Bigger than You Think

Friday February 27th, 2009 at 9:22 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

2009 Lincoln MKS
By Kurt Gensheimer


  • Top-shelf interior with cooled seats
  • Sync system is easy to use, even for a Luddite
  • Trick “Easy Fuel” capless fuel filler
  • Moderately athletic while still being a terrific highway cruiser


  • Good thing Sync is easy to use, because the Nav system is rage-inducing
  • Ford spec interior components remind you that you’re in a $45K Ford
  • If you think you can squeeze into that parking space…you can’t

Ruling: The MKS is bigger than you think, more refined than you think and more pleasing than you think – assuming that you think.

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2007 Lincoln MKX Video Review

Thursday December 20th, 2007 at 5:1212 PM
Posted by: Derek

New for 2008
After debuting for the 2008 model year, the 2008 Lincoln MKX receives a number of standard features including heated and cooled front seats, power lumbar driver and front passenger seats, easy entry driver’s seat, memory driver’s seat and side mirrors, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, a Reverse Sensing System, Sync communications and entertainment system, THX II-certified audio system and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. A new Limited Edition is available that features a variety of colors, interior accents, chrome exterior door handles, unique badging and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels. The 20-inch wheels are also optional for the regular MKX.

The MKX is the luxury edition of the Ford Edge. Is the MKX ‘bling’ worth the extra cha-ching over the Edge? Tune in to find out the answer as Kurt reviews the Lincoln MKX

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Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Set Crossover Growth Pace

Monday December 3rd, 2007 at 2:1212 PM
Posted by: Derek

Customers Also Snap Up Hybrids, Cars, Sync

2008 Ford Edge

  • Ford Motor Company sales totaled 182,951 in November, up 0.4 percent versus a year ago.
  • All-new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX paced Ford, Lincoln and Mercury crossovers to a sales increase of 119 percent; year-to-date crossover sales were up 63 percent.
  • Ford Focus posts 18 percent sales gain and Ford Fusion sales were up 39 percent.
  • SYNC-equipped units are turning fast and elevating opinions and consideration for Ford.
  • Lincoln retail sales were higher for the 14th month in a row.
  • Ford announces first quarter 2008 North American production.

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec 3 – Continued growth in crossover sales and increased demand for hybrids, fuel-efficient cars and Ford’s industry-exclusive SYNC in-car connectivity technology drove Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) sales in November. Company sales totaled 182,951, up 0.4 percent versus a year ago. November marked the first sales increase following 12 months of declines.

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2007 Lincoln MKX Review – Luxury on the Edge

Thursday November 29th, 2007 at 3:1111 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

Overview Lincoln MKX Specs
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by Kurt Gensheimer


  • Attractive exterior
  • Monastary silent Interior
  • Car-like handling
  • IIHS “Top Safety Pick”


  • Questionable value next to the Ford Edge
  • Chintsy interior electronics and “satin nickel” are a Ford giveaway
  • Heavy for a CUV

Ruling: Attractive, blinging luxury you’d never guess was made by Ford…until you get inside.

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Lincoln Seeing a Revival

Monday November 19th, 2007 at 2:1111 AM
Posted by: Derek

Nov 14, 1:27 AM EST

Lincoln, long content to be your grandfather’s brand, is enjoying a revival thanks to new products and a new emphasis at Ford Motor Co. on rebuilding the 86-year-old nameplate.

Those efforts will be in focus Wednesday with the introduction of Lincoln’s new flagship sedan, the MKS, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The auto show opens to the public Friday after two days of media previews.

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