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2017 Lincoln MKX Luxury Crossover SUV Review

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The 2017 Lincoln MKX will come this year with only slightly modifications. Reason for this is a fact that it was completely redesigned last year, with 2016 year model. However, this luxury crossover SUV will offer aggressive look, plenty of interior space thanks to 7-passenger SUV size and good balanced powertrains. Main rivals of the new Lincoln MKX 2017 will be Acura RDXAudi Q5Lexus RX, Volvo XC60 and Cadillac SRX.

2016 Lincoln MKX luxury crossover SUV front

2017 Lincoln MKX redesign


Since MKX received completely redesign with 2016 year model, we expect that it will keep its recognizable look that someone can say that it reminds on its smaller brother, Lincoln MKC. Its slimmer grille is surrounded with automatic xenon (HID) headlights with LED daytime running lights. Reserve models have optional adaptive LED headlights with auto high beams option. On the rear side of the car LED taillights and dual exhaust chrome tips are standard for all trim levels. Side rearview mirrors will come in bodycolor with memory feature while higher trim levels has standard power-folding feature. The 2017 Lincoln MKX will be available in four trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label. It starts with 18-inch alloy wheels while higher models are running on 20-inch wheels.

Length 190.0 in. (4,825 mm)
Height 66.2 in. (1,680 mm)
Width 86.1 in. (2,187 mm) – including mirrors
Wheelbase 112.2 in. (2,850 mm)
Track width 64.8 / 64.7 (1,646 / 1,643 mm) (front/rear)
Fuel capacity 18.4 / 18.5 gal. (69.7 / 70.0 liter) (FWD/AWD)


Inside the cabin, the new MKX will be equipped with luxury soft touch materials while higher trim levels will come with leather upholstery. Front seats will come with power function and with 10-way adaptability; heating function is standard for all models while cooling feature is reserved only for higher models. This luxury crossover SUV will continue to be a 5-seater and with its dimensions of three-row SUVs it promise plenty of interior room. Equally important, it will also offer great standard audio system that includes premium AM/FM features with CD player and nine speakers. Revel Audio with HD radio technology and 13-speakers comes as an option while Revel Ultima Audio system will be available with Reserve and Black Label models and it includes HD Radio Technology and 19-speakers. Standard infotainment system includes Sirius XM Satellite Radio, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, SYNC 3 features and 8-inch touchscreen display.

2017 Lincoln MKX interior


The redesigned MKX last year earned five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It got this thanks to safety features. The base model will come with stability and traction control, airbags, antilock brakes, integrated blindspot mirrors and rearview camera with rear parking sensors. Optional equipment includes a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning and collision mitigation and automatic braking with pedestrian detection.

Lincoln MKX 2017 review, price, specs, release date

New Lincoln MKX 2017 specs

Standard engine with all Lincoln MKX 2017 models is 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine. This engine delivers 303 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that is able to produce 335 horses and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired with 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted on steering wheel. Power will be transferred to front wheels while all-wheel-drive system will be an option. However, with this powertrain its fuel economy should be around 20 mpg of combined driving depending on chosen engine and drivetrain.

Engine type 3.7-liter V6 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6
Horsepower 303 HP @ 6,500 rpm 335 HP @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 278 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 380 lb-ft @3,000 rpm
Transmission type 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
Drivetrains FWD standard (Inteligent AWD available)
Fuel economy
17/26/20 (FWD)
16/23/19 (AWD)
17/26/21 (FWD)
17/24/19 (AWD)
Towing capacity max. 3,500 lbs.

2017 Lincoln MKX release date and price

Release date of the new 2017 Lincoln MKX is not revealed yet but we expect it in the fall of 2016. Considering that there will be no bigger changes we expect that price of the new MKX will not be too much different from its predecessor. Its price starts from $39,000 for base Premiere model with 3.7-liter V6 and goes up to almost $60,000 for Black Label trim with 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with AWD system.