2018 Lincoln MKT

Original MSRP Range
$43,530 - $49,025
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
15 - 16 MPG City / 21 - 24 MPG Hwy
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2018 Lincoln MKT

What We Like

Well-crafted interior; an abundance of standard amenities and high-tech features; a powerful twin-turbocharged V6; plush ride and capable handling

What We Don't

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


Expert Rating

3.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Lincoln MKT?

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

Which MKT is the Best?

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.

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How Much Does a 2018 Lincoln MKT Cost?

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.

MKT Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
MKT 3.5L AWD Reserve$49,025 / $46,5746 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder36515 / 216-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKT 3.7L AWD w/Hearse Pkg$47,800 / $45,4106 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder36515 / 216-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKT 3.7L AWD w/Limo Pkg$47,800 / $45,4106 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder36515 / 216-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKT 3.7L AWD w/Livery Pkg$48,315 / $45,8996 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30316 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKT 3.7L FWD Premiere$43,530 / $41,3536 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30316 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Lincoln MKT Safety

Is the 2018 Lincoln MKT a Safe Car?

The MKT benefits from an array of standard safety measures, including front and front side-impact airbags and full-length side-curtain airbags covering all three rows. At the wheels, standard anti-lock brakes are joined by electronic traction control and electronic stability control. Available adaptive cruise control, advanced collision warning, lane-departure warning and cornering headlamps all help to mitigate the risk of an accident. If an accident does occur, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System will honk the horn and flash the hazard lights. Optional inflatable second-row outboard seat belts help minimize torso injury.

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not crashed-tested the Lincoln MKT, the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has. The MKT earned top marks in IIHS's moderate overlap, side-impact and roof-strength tests.

Rollover Rating

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside AssistanceUnlimited Years/Unlimited Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2018 Lincoln MKT vs the competition

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.

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