Well-crafted interior; an abundance of standard amenities and high-tech features; a powerful twin-turbocharged V6; plush ride and capable handling
Exterior styling is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition; limited third-row headroom for adults; missing some of the latest technology features; weak fuel economy figures
There are no changes of note for the 2019 MKT. The Premier trim is dropped, and all models now come only with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and standard all-wheel drive.
Given that the difference in price between the base and the Reserve is a mere $3,000, we'd go big for the added safety features of the Reserve Trim. Toss in the heated and cooling captain's chair seating and console refrigerator, and you're road-trip ready.
The 2019 Lincoln MKT is offered in two trim levels: Base and Reserve.
The base MKT ($50,495) has a vast standard equipment roster that includes CCD and Lincoln Drive Control, 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, 12-way heated and cooled power front seats, leather upholstery across all rows, 60/40-split folding second-row heated seats, tri-zone automatic temperature control with rear seat controls, a power lift gate, power adjustable foot pedals, rear-door sunshades, power folding third-row seats and a power tilt-telescopic heated steering wheel. For technology, the base MKT comes with the SYNC 3 infotainment system, voice-activated navigation, 14-speaker THX II 700-watt audio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity and a rearview camera. Safety features include blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, MyKey programmable key fob and the SecuriCode invisible keypad.
Standalone options include 20-in wheels, heated and cooled second-row captain's chairs, Class III trailer tow and a second-row refrigerated bin to keep beverages cold.
The MKT offers an abundance of cargo space with 17.9 cu ft. behind the third row, 39.6 cu ft. behind the second row and a cavernous 75.9 cu ft. behind the first row.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 Audi Q7 -- The Q7 has a more luxurious interior and more advanced optional equipment. It can also be equipped with a choice of a turbocharged or a supercharged engine, but the MKT offers more horsepower and a lower price.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS -- The GLS can be equipped with a choice of twin-turbo V6 or V8 engines, including a high performance AMG version. The GLS offers more luxury and its resale value far exceeds that of the MKT. You'll pay for the prestige of the Mercedes name, and in some cases that's nearly twice the MKT's base price.
2019 Buick Enclave -- The Enclave offers much of the luxury and security of the MKT, but with a roomier third-row seat, a lower price tag and better fuel economy.
Used Infiniti QX60 -- A 2013-2017 Infiniti JX35/QX60 will cost less than the MKT and may even still be covered by its original warranty depending on the model year. The QX60's interior is more lavish, but its V6 engine is not as powerful as the MKT's twin-turbo V6.