Click above photo to view more high-res images of the 2007 Lincoln MKX In four months on the market, the 2007 Lincoln MKX has given the ailing Lincoln brand a big-time shot in the arm. Based on the early numbers, Lincoln could sell north of 40,000 of the stylish crossovers during calendar year 2007. Lincoln dealers only have one complaint with regards to the MKX, they can't get enough of them on their lots. We had a very limited run with the MKX back in November, and we came away impressed with its overall package, but alas, the 30 minutes we had weren't nearly enough. With a full week in the Autoblog Garage, we were able to really ferret out what we liked, and what we felt could use some improvement. Take a ride over the jump to see our full review of the 2007 Lincoln MKX. %Gallery-2930% When looking at the MKX from the outside, the vehicle has a very muscular stance, kind of like a British bulldog, but better looking and more inviting. At first glance, the basic lines of the MKX are close to that of nearly every other CUV, but we think the Lincoln looks more masculine and refined than most. Clutter has been kept to a minimum, with no need for running boards or massive side mirrors. The front end boasts headlights that look sufficiently high-tech for an entry-level luxury crossovera and a new grille for Lincoln that is quickly sweeping across the product portfolio. The lack of a traditional front bumper also aids in the crisp look of Lincoln 's first crossover, and the overall use of chrome would be classified by us as "just enough". We would have liked to have seen a bit higher quality bling on that grille, as the finish looked a bit too plastic for our taste. The design theme utilized on the front and sides of the MKX are well executed out back, with more of the same strong stance and clean curves. The LED tail lights are by far the coolest in the crossover market, and when the vehicle is in reverse, the four small white lights at each corner are a nice touch. The rear spoiler also aids the vehicle's sporty appearance, while at the same time remaining largely inconspicuous. Our biggest regret is that we didn't get the optional 20-inch chrome rims on our otherwise completely loaded tester. The larger rims truly give the MKX a premium appearance versus the otherwise fine 18s. The 20-inch rims also help to further distance the MKX from it's badge-engineered brother, the Ford Edge. On the inside, the MKX looks the part of a luxury CUV, with quality leather seating surfaces, DVD navigation, satellite radio, dual-zone climate controls, THX surround-sound system, a massive VistaRoof, and clean, bright lighting throughout the cabin. The seats are a particular treat, with ample support that offers the driver a suitable throne from which to pilot his or her Lincoln. The power-everything seats can …
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