2017 Lincoln MKT

Pros: Strong acceleration from turbocharged V6 engine; lots of standard features; classy interior with excellent passenger space in 1st and 2nd rows

Cons: Swoopy styling restricts rear-seat headroom compared to similar Ford Flex; ride quality isn’t particularly luxurious with available 20-inch wheels

CG Says: The 2017 Lincoln MKT is essentially unchanged. Lincoln’s premium midsize crossover SUV has three rows of seats for up to seven passengers. The base MKT has a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and front-wheel drive. The 3.5L GTDI has a 365-hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and all-wheel drive. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Available features include forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, inflatable second-row seat belts, adaptive cruise control, panoramic sunroof, refrigerated console, and power-folding third-row seat. MKT has distinctive styling and a comfortable interior. Both it and the Ford Flex on which it is based have a form-follows-function flair, with the Lincoln sacrificing third-row room for rakish lines. The turbocharged engine boasts strong performance for a vehicle this size. The available 20-inch wheels, though, have a rather detrimental impact on ride quality. We’re glad Lincoln has decided to make them optional, rather than standard. While MKT is a competent SUV, there’s very little about it that stands out from the pack. Ultimately, nearly all of its rivals offer more compelling combinations of performance, luxury, and value for the money.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $43,530
AWD 3.5L GTDI: $49,025

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

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2017 Lincoln MKT
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2016 Lincoln MKT Review