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Re: Consumer Reports -2016 Lincoln MKX Quick Drive

Not bad - I like it!:thumb:
 

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Man I LOVE that grille, makes a massive difference on the front end.

The commentary is otherwise useless.
 

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I wonder what CR will do when they don't have MFT/MLT to whine about, anymore...oh, yeah, CUE!

Not a bad little review. It's obvious that the 3.7 will need some refining or replacing, soon...which is odd to me, because that whole engine family still seems so new...!

In any case, the new MKX looks better prepared to carry the Lincoln brand upmarket a step or so.
 

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I wonder what CR will do when they don't have MFT/MLT to whine about, anymore...oh, yeah, CUE!

Not a bad little review. It's obvious that the 3.7 will need some refining or replacing, soon...which is odd to me, because that whole engine family still seems so new...!

In any case, the new MKX looks better prepared to carry the Lincoln brand upmarket a step or so.
A Black Label MKX with a 3.7 V6 shouldn't be allowed to happen, LOL.
 

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Re: 2016 Lincoln MKX Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

Redesigned 2016 Lincoln MKX shows real substance



Lincoln’s latest entry in this high-stakes game is the redesigned MKX, a midsized SUV related to the Ford Edge. The previous MKX, a kin of the disappointing last-generation Ford Edge, was a luxury poseur. But the 2016 Lincoln MKX has a solid foundation on which to build—the impressive, second-generation Edge. We got to drive a 2016 Lincoln MKX, rented from Ford for a couple weeks, and it made a good first impression with its high levels of sophistication, comfort, luxury, and athleticism. (Read our Ford Edge first drive.)

Fresh to the market, the 2016 Lincoln MKX offers either a traditional 3.7-liter V6 or a smaller, turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. As before, front- and all-wheel drive versions are available. Prices start at $38,100 and go up to $55,990 for the super-lux Black Label trim that we sampled. It is expected that the most popular configuration will be the Reserve trim line, which with typical options lands in the mid $50,000s.

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/redesigned-2016-lincoln-mkx-shows-real-substance-133000958.html
 

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Re: 2016 Lincoln MKX Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

^ dunno if I'm just influenced by our local vintage car fest, Hot August Nights, which is underway
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that particular^foto gives me a distinct vintage feeling (in a Good way) - like I can almost think of some particular car ... but can't think What
but it's the overall shape, not details
 

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Nice review of one of the most beautiful CUVs on the market. Congratulations Lincoln on a job well done.
 

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Thew new MKX couldn't have come at a better time. It's the right product at the right time. I predict this will be Lincolns bestseller and will only help sales of the MKC.
 

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Another good review for the MKX by Automobile magazine:

By: Todd Lassa | Photography by Patrick Hoey
August 7, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Michigan -- The 2016 Lincoln MKX checks all the mid-size, two-row luxury crossover boxes and is better than the standard-bearer that launched this segment, the Lexus RX. But it’s a Lincoln, which means it will take a great deal of heavy-duty marketing to convince the average consumer that the Lincoln MKX is more than an extra trim level above the Ford Edge Titanium. The 2016 Lincoln MKX rides on the new Edge’s architecture but has unique sheetmetal, or what Lincoln calls the vehicle’s “tophat.” The new tophat, complete with a retro-looking grille inspired by the ’41 Lincoln Continental, is attractive if a bit too similar to the smaller Lincoln MKC. Is the quietly handsome sheetmetal enough to draw luxury buyers inside? The nicely finished interior has padded surfaces covered in premium-grade stitched leather and high-quality vinyl, and you grab a handful of cush every time you open or close a door from inside. There are far more color choices for the ambient interior lighting than you’ll need.

What makes it a Lincoln
The 2016 Lincoln MKX further separates itself from the Ford with active noise cancellation, an acoustic windshield, and additional sound insulation. A big, panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade is standard on the Reserve trim level, and electronic pushbuttons arranged vertically to the right of the instrument panel control the transmission. Lincoln also adds a nifty 360-degree camera system that’s really useful, seeing how the MKX has thick pillars and considerable blind spots. The MKX’s two biggest standout features, available at extra cost, are the Revel hi-fi audio systems and 22-way power adjustable, massaging front seats. Cooled and heated, these seats match anything available from Mercedes-Benz. Our test model came not with the basic 12-speaker Revel system but the 19-speaker Revel Ultima stereo, part of a $4,400 Luxury Package that also adds a single CD player and adaptive LED headlamps. We heard clarity in bassist Paul Chambers’ quiet opening passage in Miles Davis’ “So What.” We also threw in Steely Dan’s “My Old School” and Medeski, Martin & Wood’s cover of “Bemsha Swing.” It was enough to convince us the Lincoln Revel Ultima, which features a built-in digital audio converter, is a match for a Mercedes-Benz Burmeister system or Lexus Mark Levinson system.

Four trim levels, including the Lexus-like Black Label

Under that lovely spangle, the MKX’s suspension is pretty much the same as the Edge’s, save continuously controlled damping. (The Ford already is a cushy, well-mannered mid-size CUV that emphasizes comfort, so we don’t mind.) The MKX has four trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label, the latter of which added Lexus dealer-like levels of service and gives you a choice of four paint-and-interior themes. “The Muse,” inspired by 1920s Paris, and “Thoroughbred,” inspired by high-stakes horse racing, are new. They join clean-cut “Modern Heritage” and chocolate-inspired “Indulgence.” Both of the MKX’s available engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and are available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The base engine is a 303-hp, 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V-6 producing 278 lb-ft of torque, and the $2,000 turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6, rated at 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, is a retuned version of the Edge Sport’s engine, with 20 more horsepower and 30 more lb-ft. Won’t there be a lot of torque steer in front-wheel-drive MKXs with the torquey, turbocharged engine? “Torque steer is just not there,” says product chief John Polasek, and we’ll have to take his word for it. Our weeklong first drive was in an all-wheel-drive MKX Reserve with the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine and the aforementioned Luxury Package, as well as the $595 Climate Package, with heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers; the $1,720 Technology Package, with active parking assist, front parking sensors, and a front video camera hidden behind the Lincoln nose badge; the $1,650 Driver Assistance Package, with a camera in the interior mirror, a lane keeping system, active cruise control, and active braking; and $250 inflatable rear seatbelts.

A very quiet ride
Base price of the Reserve model is $48,545 and thusly optioned, the bottom line comes to $63,245. That’s a lot of scratch, though it buys you a lot. While the brand has none of the luxe cache of, say, a BMW X5 or Range Rover Evoque, it’s a name that will at least garner some recognition from your friends and co-workers. Give them rides and they’ll enjoy dynamics befitting a luxury CUV. There’s an impressive absence of road, tire, and wind noise -- until the big, 20-inch wheels and tires roll over potholes and expansion strips. The MKX being so quiet and smooth makes the tire-thump sound and the body shimmy over road imperfections that much more intrusive. Steering is light and fairly unobtrusive, with the right level of directness for a big, tall vehicle. The 2016 Lincoln MKX’s Lincoln Drive Control offers Normal, Comfort, and Sport settings for the engine, transmission, body, and chassis. With everything in Sport mode, we sped up a freeway off-ramp in Metro Detroit and found body roll to be controlled and minimal for a CUV this size, and the big tires paid off with their admirable grip, holding securely as the mild understeer overcame the chassis mid-ramp.

Though the 2.7-liter engine motivates a lot of weight from the panoramic sunroof down, it provides ample acceleration for merging into traffic. Like the cabin, the engine is smooth and quiet, and exhibits far less turbo lag than you’ll find in other modern turbo engines. We managed 20 mpg over our week in the MKX, with the driving mix tipped a bit more in the city than on the highway.


The new personal luxury car
The Lincoln MKX is a worthy companion for the sports car in your garage; even enthusiasts like to sit back in a comfy seat and relax from time to time, especially for the daily commute. Or for other outings, like when this critic tossed his 2-year-old Jamis Coda Elite bicycle in the back, second row folded, to drive to a Monday evening Slow Roll Detroit, without having to remove the front wheel. That’s the advantage of the mid-size MKX over the compact MKC: It will accommodate more equipment for sport of the non-automotive variety. The mid-size, two-row premium CUV is the personal luxury car of our age; it’s well-suited to comfortably upper-middle-class professional singles and empty-nest couples who stereotypically like to drive their single and empty-nest friends to dinner at pop-up restaurants.

Like the new Edge, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is a vast improvement over its predecessor, which, like the last Edge, was heavy, clumsy, and uninspired. Perhaps Ford ought to drop the Edge, keep covering all the other CUV sub-segments, and leave this one to Lincoln. That would give this luxury brand struggling through a reinvention the exclusive model it needs.

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1508-2016-lincoln-mkx-review/
 

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I wish I had my Build date! Still waiting for VIN. At least for me, Black Label wasn't an option...no dealers up here!
I say that not really knowing because it has slipped several times, it was originally scheduled to the week of July 20th. I have no "Late Availability" features so who knows why. If it slips again I won't buy it, I'm putting my foot down! LOL
 

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This review by far has been the best one; CR gave the MKX a fair shake while C&D nitpicked about the grain of plastic in the cup holders.
 

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For those who have ordered and are awaiting build dates (as I am) or post-build delivery, the internet is full of articles about the national shortage of rail cars, both for shipping vehicles and delivering parts from vendors to manufacturers. It may be a long summer for many of us.
 

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he 2016 Lincoln MKX checks all the mid-size *cough Edge*, two-row luxury crossover boxes *cough Edge* and is better than the standard-bearer that launched this segment, the Lexus RX *coughe Edge*. But it’s a Lincoln *cough Edge*, which means it will take a great deal *cough Edge* of heavy-duty marketing *cough Edge* to convince the average consumer *cough Edge* that the Lincoln MKX is more than an extra trim *cough Edge* level above the Ford Edge Titanium.
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Good God journalism is dead. The MKX is better than the segment standard-bearer, but the writer is more concerned with the *cough Edge*.
 

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Good God journalism is dead. The MKX is better than the segment standard-bearer, but the writer is more concerned with the *cough Edge*.

You are rigth SP. Edge..Edge....Edge....Edge again. Why? Why when they rigth an article about the Lexus RX dont write "Toyota"? Or when they write an article about the Audi Q7 or Porsche Cayenne dont write "VW"? Is unfair..... The MKX Is for the Edge exactly the same the Q7 Is for the Touareg.
 
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