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
Other than new trim names (Premier and Reserve), there are no changes of note to the 2018 MKT. See the 2018 Lincoln MKT models for sale near you
Given that the difference in price between the front-wheel-drive Premier V6 and the all-wheel-drive Reserve V6 is only $5,000, we recommend the latter. You get a lot more power, better ride and handling, standard all-wheel drive as well as many more available options. Our advice is to load up your MKT. If you're going to spring for an upscale ride, you might as well do it right.
The 2018 Lincoln MKT is offered in two trim levels: Premier and Reserve.
The MKT Premier ($44,455) vast standard equipment roster includes 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, push-button start, a sunroof, 12-way heated and cooled power front seats, leather upholstery across all rows, 60/40-split folding second-row seat, tri-zone automatic temperature control with rear seat controls, power lift gate, power adjustable foot pedals, rear-door sunshades and a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel. For technology, the base MKT comes with the SYNC 3 infotainment system, MyKey, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker stereo system.
The MKT Reserve ($49,950) model is enhanced with a more robust powerplant, standard all-wheel drive, CCD and Lincoln Drive Control. Also standard is a power-folding third-row seat, heated steering wheel, navigation, an upgraded 14-speaker THX sound system and blind spot monitoring. The $2,000 Technology package brings adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning system, parallel park assist and an advanced collision-warning system.
The Reserve trim also offers some standalone options, such as 20-in wheels, a panoramic sunroof, second-row captain's chairs with inflatable seat belts 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|
2018 Audi Q7 -- The Q7 has a more luxurious interior and more advanced optional equipment. It can also be equipped with a choice of turbocharged or supercharged engine, but the MKT offers more horsepower and a lower price.
2018 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.
2018 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 2013-2016 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.