The 2018 Lincoln MKX may not have the sought-after European badge of a Mercedes, BMW, or a Porsche, but it's a match in every way other than price, which is where it has them all beaten.
2018 Lincoln MKX
Why Buy the Lincoln MKX?
The 2018 Lincoln MKX is the second-generation of the luxury automaker's midsize crossover, which delivers a lot of what its European and Japanese rivals offer, but at a more attractive price. If you don't want to compromise on comfort, features, and opulence, but you like to keep an eye on your money, make sure you check this one out.
As well as some robust and powerful V-6 engines under the hood that deliver a smooth, quiet and luxurious ride and drive, the Lincoln MKX also boasts handsome styling, an excellent infotainment system, and a good choice of trims to select from.
Are Lincoln MKXs Good Cars?
Whether the MKX is a good car depends on what you define as a good car. The MKX is not the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious, most off-road capable, or cheapest crossover in the segment. But what the MKX actually delivers is a fantastic mix of it all.
For a start, the styling isn't the most cutting edge or luxury-focused, but it does have a look that's instantly identifiable as a Lincoln and nothing else. The design of the MKX isn't as polarizing or off-putting in any way. Beneath the exterior, the cabin boasts ample amounts of passenger and cargo space, and it's rated above average for reliability by the J.D. Power survey.
Can the Lincoln MKX Tow?
You can tow with the 2018 Lincoln MKX, but the question is do you really want to? Plenty of vehicles out there are designed to tow and haul, likely more capable than the Lincoln on that department.
The thing is, the Lincoln MKX is a vehicle designed to glide across the road while cosseting and comforting driver and passengers. To be honest, it might seem a little crass to be towing a trailer behind a vehicle of this class and stature. Of course, you can if you want, but you will be limited to what has to be considered a fairly modest 2,000-pound maximum rating.
How Much is the Lincoln MKX?
It would be unfair to place too much focus on the MKX's price, but it is a particular strong point here. You won't find many luxury crossovers of this size, class, and quality that you can buy for as little as it costs to get into this one.
At the entry level, a front-drive Lincoln MKX Premier has an MSRP from just $39,035. Although that's still a considerable sum of money, it soon becomes very appealing when we look at some of the competition. For example, a BMW X5 starts from $57,200, a Mercedes-Benz GLE starts from $52,200, and even a Lexus RX costs at least $43,270 at the entry level. The MKX has them all beat.