The automakers update a vehicle regularly, whether it may be interiors or exteriors or engine outputs and these little changes keep the vehicle competitive with the other vehicles in the market.
Ford Motor co. first introduced Lincoln MKX luxury crossover in 2007, and updated it in 2011, Lincoln gave the MKX a heart transplant, a life coach and a massive face lift in the updated model and now it is in competition with BMW X3 and Lexus RX 350.
The new Lincoln comes with mechanical features like all new 3.7-liter V-6 engine, this high tech ditty puts out 305 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque, a bump of 40 horsepower and 30 pound feet over the outgoing 3.5-liter version. The MKX now moves from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and it has a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode. Steering is towards the stiff side, but the handling is very much composed and the ride quality is excellent. It also gives one mile per gallon in both the city and on the highway over the previous engine. The EPA rates it at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the FWD model.
The exterior features include waterfall grille which gives this crossover a slight avian look, wide body, bold grille work, optional 20-inch chrome wheels gives the vehicle a handsome look. It also includes amenities such as backup camera, leather seats, Ford’s Sync phone and music integration system, and a power lift gate etc. It is also provided with comforts such as a navigation system, panoramic sunroof, THX II-certified audio system and heated rear seats.
The starting price for the 2011 Lincoln MKX is at $39,995 and available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for $1,850 more.