Just like orange is the new black, crossovers and SUVs are the new sedans. This means that the market for luxury vehicles has increased due to a change in consumer preferences, and thus a change in the production of various types of vehicles as well. An example of this phenomenon is the esteemed 2017 Lincoln MKX. The concept for the Lincoln MKX was unveiled to the general public in 2014 at the Beijing Motor Show. However, the crossover was released at the Detroit Motor Show and since then has gained copious amounts of traction and attention.
To fully gauge whether this is the perfect choice for you or not we need to delve deeper into the specifications of the luxurious crossover.
2017 Lincoln MKX – Exterior and Interior:
The outer look of the 2017 Lincoln MKX is unique in the sense that it is sportier as compared to its siblings and rivals. This is done so by ditching the boxy look of previous generations for a leaner look. The front sports a split wing tailgate with a blade like headlamps mounted on top of it. The rear of the car has also undergone severe changes like the muscular rear fenders, and a sloping roof. Another feature is the wraparound taillights which are very visible in the pictures.
The interior of the crossover has been enhanced to decrease competition from rival companies as well as cars from the same company. The leather used on the seats is of premium quality to enhance the user experience. However, the inside of the cabin is not made of metal or wood, but of high-grade leather. The leather also covers the roof of the car and increases the level of comfort of the user.
The 2017 Lincoln MKX also comes equipped with new Revel audio system is perhaps the most enticing feature in addition to the option of the adjustable seats. They can be moved and adjusted according to 22 different and various settings.
Safety is of paramount concern to the company. To achieve maximum levels of safety, there is the added option of a pre-collision warning. Which as the name suggests indicates when a collision might take place. There is also automatic parallel and perpendicular parking along with cross-traffic alert. A 360-degree camera is also installed a safety feature. All these and many other features, make the Lincoln MKX one of the safest vehicles to travel in.
2017 Lincoln MKX – Engine Specs:
New 2017 Lincoln MKX has two engine options according to the choice of the user. The first one is the 3.7-liter V-6 engine which is capable of providing 303 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. The second option is a 2.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. This provides a 335 hp and a torque of approximately 380-pound feet. Apart from this, the SUV has a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.
The aim of the vehicle was to be as fuel efficient as possible. In the city, it has an EPA rating of 17 mpg, but if you are driving on the highway, then it has an efficiency of 26 mpg.
|Passenger Volume||107 cu ft|
|Cargo Volume||37 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||4382 lb|
2017 Lincoln MKX – Pricing and Release Date:
The current price of the 2017 Lincoln MKX stands at $38,900. However, it is speculated that the price will go up to $67,000. An official date is yet not released, but it is expected that it will be released in the last quarter of 2017.
All in all, the SUV looks promising and is sure to give its rivals a run for their money. However, I would like to advise all readers that they should consult professionals or someone they fully trust before making a choice. The Lincoln MKX has an array of worthwhile features to offer. And it’s hard for anyone not to include this on their list of potential cars to buy. Make an educated decision and buy something that is durable even over long periods of time.