CR Says 2016 Lincoln MKX Finally Has The Substance To Compete With Its Rivals

The all-new 2016 Lincoln MKX is expected to play a key part in Ford’s plan to revive its troubled luxury brand.

Being part of a fast-growing segment (just like the smaller MKC) will certainly help the MKX’s case. So how good is it?

Consumer Reports had a first contact with a top-of-the-line Black Label model and conclusions were encouraging. The cabin has a luxurious feel thanks to the abundance of leather and other fine materials, as well as an array of equipment including the MKX-tailored Revel audio system. In terms of practicality, the MKX offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo.

Under the hood, the mid-size SUV gets a standard 303hp 3.7-liter V6 which packs plenty of punch but lacks refinement. Consumer Reports’ Mike Quincy recommends the optional 335hp 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, which delivers a quiet and effortless drive thanks to its superior torque.

Obviously, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is not a perfect car. The MyLincoln Touch infotainment system is frustrating to use, but fortunately the MKX will soon get SYNC 3. The SUV also lacks in the visibility department because of its thick C-pillars. Scroll down to find out more about the MKX from the video review.

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