Ironically, it was Abraham Lincoln who spoke about fooling everyone some of the time and a few folks all of the time. While some of us know there's a $27,000 Ford Edge buried deep within the $45,465 Lincoln MKX I drove this week, few consumers know or care about such skeletons. That's because the Edge underpinnings - the up-to-date powertrain, the solid body structure, and the intelligently tuned chassis - were engineered with the reach to capably bear the brand named after our sixteenth president. While the MKX won't fool hard-bitten enthusiasts, this handsome crossover does appeal to exactly the clientele Lincoln needs - younger buyers without the slightest interest in Town Cars and Navigators. The MKX's size, mileage, contemporary creature comforts, and, yes, its price, are right on the money.
Don Sherman, Technical Editor