2013 Lincoln MKX

Original MSRP Range
$39,575 - $41,525
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
17 - 19 MPG City / 23 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2013 Lincoln MKX

What We Like

Good ride and handling; state-of-the-art communications; quiet interior; reasonably priced

What We Don't

Awkward power lift gate rod; sluggish manual shifting; polarizing styling

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.0/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2013 Lincoln MKX?

The MKX is largely unchanged for the 2013 model year, though it does add 22-inch wheels as a new option.

Which MKX is the Best?

Our choice would be the all-wheel-drive version of the MKX with both Premium and Elite packages. After all, if you're going to buy a Lincoln, it should be loaded. If you like the look and feel of the MKX but don't want all the technology and the high price, we suggest you look at the Ford Edge. It offers many of the MKX's basic luxury conveniences in a less-expensive and still-attractive package.

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How Much Does a 2013 Lincoln MKX Cost?

The 2013 Lincoln MKX is available in only one trim level, which starts around $40,000 with 2-wheel drive or $42,000 with all-wheel drive. As expected from a premium SUV, the MKX boasts a long list of equipment, including leather upholstery, a rear obstacle detection system, heated and cooled front seats, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear lift gate.

The MKX also offers a long list of high-tech options, from blind spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert to a rearview camera and rain-sensing wipers. Ford's SYNC system with MyLincoln Touch is standard, while navigation with traffic information is optional. The MKX also offers adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

MKX Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
MKX AWD 4dr$41,525 / N/A6 Cylinder30517 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKX FWD 4dr$39,575 / N/A6 Cylinder30519 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Lincoln MKX Safety

Is the 2013 Lincoln MKX a Safe Car?

The MKX features a full complement of airbags, including front side-impact and full-length side curtain airbags. The car is also equipped with rollover-detection sensors that employ the side airbags in a rollover accident. At the wheels, electronic traction and stability control are standard. Also on the available safety equipment list is the BLIS blind spot warning system and a rearview camera. A radar-based rear backup warning system is standard.

When crash tested, the MKX received four overall stars from the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It received three stars in frontal-impact tests, four stars in rollover tests and five stars in side-impact tests.

Frontal Crash Rating–Overall
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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance6 Years/70,000 Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • 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
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Elite Pkg
  • Limited Edition Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Alert

Competition

2013 Lincoln MKX vs the competition

Cadillac SRX -- The SRX's styling is a bit sharper than the MKX's, and it can be equipped with a more sophisticated electronic suspension. However, the less-expensive MKX has a bigger back seat and generally feels more athletic.

Audi Q5 -- Audi's Q5 has a more luxurious look and feel, both inside and out. Plus, it comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive. But opting for the MKX over the Q5 will save you a lot of money and give you more horsepower and a bigger interior.

Lexus RX350 -- Its styling may appear conservative, but the RX350's nearly flawless reliability and resale value beat the MKX.

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