While the MKT shares its chassis with the Ford Flex, a different body helps keep it separated from its production line cousin. The MKT is a larger vehicle, one of Lincolns largest in fact.
As with many vehicles in the crowded, mid-size crossover market, the MKT uses its wealth of technology to separate it from the pack. Standard exterior equipment includes a fixed panoramic sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights, Keyless ignition/entry, and rear parking sensor. Inside, you'll find 12 way heated and ventilated power front seats, three zone HVAC. It offers a 8 inch touch screen for audio and climate displays as well as offering a view of the rearview camera. The options list is just as extensive. The ride quality is also often lauded as excellent. The only real downside besides the love it or hate it styling is the rather high pricetag for this model.
The MKT is available in either its base model, or with the ecoboost V-6. The standard model makes 270hp and the ecoboost makes 350 hp. Both models send their power through a 6 speed transmission to 19" wheels for the base model and 20" wheels for the Ecoboost model.
Engines: 3.7L V-6, 3.5L turbocharged V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
MKT FWD, MKT AWD, MKT EcoBoost
All-new for 2010, the Lincoln MKT is one of the first vehicles outfitted with Ford's much-hyped 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and the MKT serves as a showcase vehicle for the newest in Lincoln high-tech, luxury and entertainment features.
The MKT is a uniquely-styled crossover that some detractors say is hearse-like in appearance. The large, Lincoln signature grille gives it considerable presence on the road, although the MKT's swoopy rear design compromises overall cabin space and splits opinions.
The interior of the MKT is luxuriously appointed and feature rich. The optional Vista Roof makes for a great view at night. Entertainment options include a 14-speaker, 600-watt premium audio system and rear-seat DVD player with headrest-mounted screens.
Performance & Handling
The base engine in the MKT is a 3.7-liter V-6 rated at 270 horsepower and 270 pound-feet, which is adequate for moving around this roughly 5000-pound crossover. The optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 makes 350 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque makes acceleration effortless. Handling is not confidence inspiring, however, especially in top-heavy models equipped with the glass Vista Roof.
The 2010 Lincoln MKT comes standard with six airbags including two side canopy airbags that run the length of the cabin. Adaptive cruise control system with collision-warning and brake support features is optional.
EPA Fuel Economy
MKT FWD: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
MKT AWD: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
MKT EcoBoost: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
- EcoBoost's effortless acceleration
- Smooth, quiet freeway ride
You Won't Like
- Nautical handling
- Steep price tag
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