2011 Lincoln MKX Overview
As far as luxury crossovers go, the freshly redesigned 2011 Lincoln MKX blends style, power and versatility with refinement, which is sure to catch the eye of anyone who appreciates sophistication.
A new 305-horsepower V-6 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and gives the MKX best in class horsepower. Choose between front- or all-wheel drive depending on how much off-roading you will do. Just because the engine is mighty, doesn’t mean that fuel economy will suffer – the MKX receives 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which places it near the top of its class for fuel economy. That mark will be tough to beat for other luxury crossovers such as the Lexus RX 350, Audi Q5 and Cadillac SRX.
For 2011, the MKX boasts Lincoln’s bold and distinctive split-wing grille, new headlights and more prominent fender arches. New split taillights with inward-facing LEDs and faux-chrome accents adorn the rear fascia and 18-inch wheels come standard (20-inch wheels are optional). An optional panoramic Vista Roof spans all rows, providing incredible views for all passengers.
On the inside of the 2011 Lincoln MKX, an all-new dashboard features a flowing design and touch-sensitive controls. MyLincoln Touch combines two five-way switch pads on the steering wheel with three LCD displays – two in the instrument cluster and one on an eight-inch touch screen in the center stack. The volume and fan speed controls are touch sensitive and move on a horizontal plate that can slide from left to right with the touch of a finger. Heated and cooled front leather seats and leather upholstery comes standard, while real wood and aluminum trim, power tilt-telescoping steering column and a heated steering wheel are optional. The Media Hub at the bottom of the center stack includes two USB ports, SD card reader and RCA video input jacks, which make connecting to all of your media devices a snap.
Microsoft’s SYNC® media connection system allows passengers to operate most MP3 players and Bluetooth®-enabled phones, as well as climate and navigation controls with simple voice commands. Fold down seats in the second row with a push of a button with the EasyFold™ system. When stowed, the 60/40-split bench seat provides 68.6 cubic feet of storage space. Ambient lighting, push button start, a THX®II Certified Audio System (with 14 speakers including a subwoofer) and HD™ radio with iTunes tagging are optional.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Lincoln MKX has you covered with standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags. A rear camera system, blind lane warning system with Cross Traffic Alert and adaptive cruise control are optional.
The freshly redesigned 2011 Lincoln MKX boasts increased power and fuel efficiency, with a plethora of cutting-edge technology features and refinement making it the luxury crossover to beat.