5 Reasons to Buy 2011 Lincoln MKX
There's been a lot of talk the past few years about American cars recapturing the glory days and how domestic vehicles are better than ever. But for some American brands, this isn't a recent trend. Buick and Lincoln have been topping reliability ratings for more than five years. Lincoln even came out ahead of Lexus in a recent quality survey. Of course that's not really a reason to get all excited about the newly re-worked Lincoln MKX, but it should give you peace of mind once you decide to park the MKX in your driveway on a long-term basis.
The MKX is a luxury crossover SUV. That means it's more like a car than a truck underneath the slick bodywork. The Lincoln MKX competes against vehicles like the Lexus RX, Mercedes Benz M-Class and the Cadillac SRX.
Here are five reasons to buy the 2011 Lincoln MKX:
1. Uncommon Value
With a base price of just under $40,000, the MKX includes some impressive standard features. Remote start, Sync infotainment, satellite radio, heated and cooled leather seats, speed-sensitive wipers, LED taillights, power rear liftgate and rear parking sensors are all included in the base MKX. An all-wheel drive model is available too, and it's only about $1,500 more than the front wheel drive model.
2. Cool Tech Features
MyLincoln Touch is a package of technologies that make controlling the MKX's various features easy. The Ford Edge has a similar system. MyLincoln Touch lets the driver select what information to display on either side of the large speedometer via two 4-inch color LCD screens. There is also a large 8-inch touch screen in the center stack. The levels of customization are impressive. Also cool are the touch-sensitive buttons for the audio and climate controls.
3. More Cool Tech Features
Yes, the Lincoln MKX has so many incredible tech features we need two whole numbers in a list of five just to begin to cover them. In addition to an SD card slot, the MKX has two USB ports. That means you and your traveling companion can each have your own iPod plugged in and control each of them with voice commands via Sync. Or you can view photos saved on an SD card, or you can dump a bunch of songs on a flash drive. You can also use one USB slot to plug in an aircard or wireless modem and turn the car into a rolling hotspot thanks to your paired phone and existing data plan.
4. Space is Luxury
With a little over 32 cubic feet of cargo space, the MKX can also be quite useful. The Lincoln's rear cargo capacity doesn't look that impressive on paper; both the Lexus RX and Acura MDX have more. However, the MKX's cargo area is wide rather than narrow and deep, and that makes it easier to add awkwardly shaped items in the back of the MKX.
5. Distinct New Look
Yes, the 2011 Lincoln MKX will turn heads. That's not to say everyone will love the MKX's radical new look; dramatic styling tends to be polarizing. But we think the MKX's exterior design is elegant and communicates a level of luxury other pricey crossovers don't. The MKX is mechanically similar to the Ford Edge. With the previous generation, that relationship was obvious to even a casual observer. But the 2011 MKX doesn't look like a jazzed up Ford, it looks like a real luxury vehicle. And at the end of the day, that will probably earn it more buyers than any other reason.