2016 Lincoln MKX Offers Luxurious Utility Starting at $38,995
According to Lincoln, the midsize premium utility segment makes up about one-quarter of the retail luxury automotive market. The company’s Canadian-built 2016 MKX looks poised to bring both luxury and utility to buyers for a starting price of $38,995.*
The visually flowing interior is available in four Black Label motifs, two of which are new. The 1920s-Paris-influenced Muse and the horse-racing-inspired Thoroughbred themes join the Modern Heritage and Indulgence packages. Upon entering the cabin, which can be outfitted with Bridge of Weir Deepsoft leather, occupants will be greeted by sequential lighting, which begins at the bottom of the cabin, then illuminates areas such as the cupholders, instrument panel, front door handles and map pockets, and rear doors. From the available 22-way multicontour front seats with fatigue-reducing Active Motion, the driver or front passenger can adjust the volume on the MKX’s Revel audio system or press the button to open the MKX’s available panoramic Vista Roof.
Pressing down the gas pedal will either open up the MKX’s standard 3.7-liter V6, which generates 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, or its optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which develops 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet. Both engines are attached to a six-speed automatic. Power is routed through standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. Feedback from the road is channeled through standard electric power steering and available variable-ratio adaptive steering.
An available hands-free power liftgate and an Auto Hold feature that removes the need to keep the brake pedal held down at stop lights are just a couple of the convenience features on the 2016 MKX drivers can enjoy.
A variety of safety technologies, such as a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, a Blind Spot Information System, and Cross-traffic alert are on hand to provide helpful information as well as peace of mind. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which activates at speeds above three mph and, if necessary, automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision with a pedestrian, should do the same for those people inside and outside of the MKX.
*Includes destination and delivery charges, but excludes taxes, license, and other fees.
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