2014 Lincoln MKT

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

Cons: Complicated touchscreen interface isn’t very user friendly; swoopy styling restricts rear-seat headroom compared to similar Ford Flex; ride quality isn’t particularly luxurious with available 20-inch wheels

CG Says: Virtually nothing has changed on the 2014 Lincoln MKT; the only thing new for 2014 is a different exterior paint choice. 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 3rd-row room for rakish lines. The EcoBoost 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.

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2014 Lincoln MKT