Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
2011 Lincoln MKX

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Engine Engine 3.7LV-6
MPG MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy
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2011 MKX Overview

The Lincoln MKX gets a major makeover for 2011, with about 60 percent of its parts and components replaced, its first after some minor tweaks in 2009.Lincoln's five-seat midsize crossover utility vehicle was first introduced as a 2007 model.

The cosmetic facelift to the 2011 Lincoln MKX includes a new grille, hood, fenders, lamps, bumper and air intakes up front, with new individual LED taillamps replacing the full-width taillamp design, a new liftgate, wheels, and oval-shaped exhaust system outlets at the rear.Underneath, there's a redone suspension and an improved braking system.

The most direct competitors in the marketplace are the BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Buick Enclave, and Lexus RX 350.Lincoln cites a raft of new standard or optional equipment that the competition doesn't offer, including standard leather seats, HD radio, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, remote starting, power liftgate, blind-spot information with cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, and a handful of others.

The 2011 Lincoln MKX looks much bolder and sportier than the previous model, now with the Lincoln split-wing grille instead of the original 1961-style mesh grille.

Under the hood, there is more power for 2011, more torque and improved gas mileage from its 3.7-liter V6 engine.

The Lincoln MKX comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.The AWD version gets one more gallon of fuel capacity in its tank, and a slightly lower axle ratio, 3.39:1 versus 3.16:1 in the FWD version, but otherwise the two vehicles are identical in specification.The 180 pounds of extra weight of the AWD system takes away four miles per gallon of highway fuel economy, dropping from 27 mpg for the front-drive MKX to 23 mpg Highway with all-wheel drive.

We recommend getting the all-wheel drive because it is a very good computer-controlled part-time system that puts the torque where it needs to be, whether you're cornering fast in dry weather, or dealing with rain, snow, ice or mud.It's worth the bump in price the first time you get into messy conditions and every time thereafter.

The MKX offers the new MyLincoln Touch option.This system is an improvement on and companion to Lincoln's existing Sync voice-activated communications technology.It uses twin five-way thumb switches mounted on the steering wheel spokes, plus two 4.5-inch LED display screens flanking the speedometer in the instrument cluster, and an 8-inch LED display screen at the top center of the instrument panel with a four-zone color-coding system.The MKX has a unique panel of flat touch buttons and lighted slider switches below the sound system to control volume and temperature functions.

The thumb switches, and the touch screen control climate, sound system, telephone, navigation and an enormous variety of information functions including turn-by-turn directions, sports scores, local fuel prices, movie listings, dining, and even horoscopes.The system uses a new list of up to 10,000 voice commands where the previous version only understood about 300, and takes one layer of commands away, making it far easier to use.To start a search for a restaurant, for instance, all you have to do is tell the car …
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2011 MKX Overview

The Lincoln MKX gets a major makeover for 2011, with about 60 percent of its parts and components replaced, its first after some minor tweaks in 2009.Lincoln's five-seat midsize crossover utility vehicle was first introduced as a 2007 model.

The cosmetic facelift to the 2011 Lincoln MKX includes a new grille, hood, fenders, lamps, bumper and air intakes up front, with new individual LED taillamps replacing the full-width taillamp design, a new liftgate, wheels, and oval-shaped exhaust system outlets at the rear.Underneath, there's a redone suspension and an improved braking system.

The most direct competitors in the marketplace are the BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Buick Enclave, and Lexus RX 350.Lincoln cites a raft of new standard or optional equipment that the competition doesn't offer, including standard leather seats, HD radio, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, remote starting, power liftgate, blind-spot information with cross-traffic alert, keyless entry, and a handful of others.

The 2011 Lincoln MKX looks much bolder and sportier than the previous model, now with the Lincoln split-wing grille instead of the original 1961-style mesh grille.

Under the hood, there is more power for 2011, more torque and improved gas mileage from its 3.7-liter V6 engine.

The Lincoln MKX comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.The AWD version gets one more gallon of fuel capacity in its tank, and a slightly lower axle ratio, 3.39:1 versus 3.16:1 in the FWD version, but otherwise the two vehicles are identical in specification.The 180 pounds of extra weight of the AWD system takes away four miles per gallon of highway fuel economy, dropping from 27 mpg for the front-drive MKX to 23 mpg Highway with all-wheel drive.

We recommend getting the all-wheel drive because it is a very good computer-controlled part-time system that puts the torque where it needs to be, whether you're cornering fast in dry weather, or dealing with rain, snow, ice or mud.It's worth the bump in price the first time you get into messy conditions and every time thereafter.

The MKX offers the new MyLincoln Touch option.This system is an improvement on and companion to Lincoln's existing Sync voice-activated communications technology.It uses twin five-way thumb switches mounted on the steering wheel spokes, plus two 4.5-inch LED display screens flanking the speedometer in the instrument cluster, and an 8-inch LED display screen at the top center of the instrument panel with a four-zone color-coding system.The MKX has a unique panel of flat touch buttons and lighted slider switches below the sound system to control volume and temperature functions.

The thumb switches, and the touch screen control climate, sound system, telephone, navigation and an enormous variety of information functions including turn-by-turn directions, sports scores, local fuel prices, movie listings, dining, and even horoscopes.The system uses a new list of up to 10,000 voice commands where the previous version only understood about 300, and takes one layer of commands away, making it far easier to use.To start a search for a restaurant, for instance, all you have to do is tell the car …Hide Full Review