2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick
2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has kind words for the 2011 Lincoln MKX today, calling it a Top Safety Pick. The Top Safety Pick award goes to vehicles that earn "good" ratings in the insurance industry-funded group's own crash tests. The award only goes to vehicles that have...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Earn Top Safety Pick Status

The 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX mid-size crossovers have just earned Top Safety Pick Status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In this case, the accolade didn't come easy. The models had originally earned only 'acceptable' in the new IIHS roof strength test, withstanding 3.5...Read More»

2008 Lexus SC 430 2-door Convertible Audio System
Cassettes Finally Retired From New Vehicles; How Long For CDs?

Still listen to tapes on a daily basis? If so, they'll probably be forced into retirement with your next vehicle. Just over the past five years or so, with the latest vehicle refreshes, tape players have quietly disappeared from new-car instrument panels. As of 2011, according to tech-analysis firm...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
Ford Ranger, F-Series Affected By Fuel, Electrical Recalls

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued two recalls covering some 2010 Ford Ranger and 2011 Ford F-Series trucks, along with the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. The first, covering 23,688 Ford Ranger pickups built between October 2009 and May 2010 at the Twin Cities Assembly plant, concerns an engine...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Five More Best-Selling Luxury Crossovers in 2010

Sitting in traffic at the stop light or cruising the freeways, it's impossible not to notice crossovers of every size all around. And sales of luxury crossovers reflect that proliferation. Today we continue FamilyCarGuide's two-part series on the best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010. Audi Q5...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Home Charging, and GM EV1

Of all the news stories from the auto world in 2010, the biggest one? Recalls, recalls, recalls. [CarNewsBreak] On the recall list today: Chrysler Journey and Ram, as well as the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and F-150. [TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] While hybrids and EVs promise greener pastures...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Ford Recall Covers 2011 Edge, F-150 and MKX

Some versions of the 2011 Ford F-150, Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge are being recalled for a problem with body control modules. Those modules keep check on systems from oil pressure to air conditioning, and in this case, a common module is shared between the front- or all-wheel-drive crossovers and the...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Lincoln MKX: Driven

Crossover vehicles are so often touted as catch-all solutions for busy families that you can lapse into blind assumptions when shopping. As we learned recently, when we took on a new 2011 Lincoln MKX for a weeklong test, not every crossover fits every family task, and they can be packaged quite...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Lincoln MKX is Seeking Geek-Friendly Women

Lincoln is launching a new ad campaign aimed at urban women, called "Touch Me All Over", focusing on the technology, luxury and style of the 2011 Lincoln MKX crossover. Depending on whose statistics you believe, women buy or influence 75% to 95% of all vehicle purchases, so targeting women is...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Lincoln Is Movin' On Up, And Ford Looks For Dealer Commitment

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] is planning to consolidate its Lincoln dealerships, and asking those that stay with the brand to upgrade. Earlier this week, at a gathering of Lincoln dealers at the company's headquarters, details for the plan were announced. Although they remain secret, the automaker...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Lincoln Dealer Network To Be Downsized

"Cull: to reduce or control the size of (as a herd)." So says Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. That’s what Ford plans to do to its 1200-unit herd of Lincoln dealers across the country. It will take two years, according to a Wall Street Journal article published in the wake of a...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Today at High Gear Media: SUV Values, Volvo S60 and Deer Season

Our road warriors have returned triumphant, with survivors' merit badges from the 2010 Paris Auto Show and the 2010 Fireball Run. Los Angeles is next--get psyched, bring permission forms. [MotorAuthority] A parting shot from the Eiffel Tower, first: a take on the five most wanted cars from Paris...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
5 Reasons Bluetooth Streaming is a Passing Fad

Bluetooth streaming is a passing fad, and we're here to tell you why. The solution to in-car audio seems brilliant, at first. Your Bluetooth-equipped car is already connecting your device for phone calls. Why can't it also connect the music player so you don't have to fiddle with a jumble of wires...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Today at High Gear Media: Lincoln MKX, Oprah, and CT 200h

We've seen the 2011 Lincoln MKX, we've driven the 2011 Lincoln MKX. You, sir, are no Lincoln MKX. You might want to start with a stovepipe hat. [MotorAuthority] Oprah could be giving away dozens of Chevrolet Traverse crossovers as we speak, as she kicks off a long broadcast-TV farewell...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
In-Car 3G Audio Could Cost You--But How Much?

The future of in-car audio will revolve around plug-and-play portables--that's the take of many automakers like Ford and Kia, where voice-controlled audio and mobile-phone links are being knitted into current and future cars while old-school features like CD changes are being pruned from valuable...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
iTunes Tagging Comes to HD Radio in the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Back in the days of the Walkman, we longed for a single device that would hold all our music, slip easily into our cars, integrated with their audio systems--all without scratching like compact discs, or getting lost in an annoying way in the clutter of jewel cases and console storage. (Secretly...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
We're Calling It: The In-Dash CD Player Dies in 2015

One of the innovation milestones of the computer age, and one of the most potent symbols of Generation X--the compact disc--is on the way out of cars. In what's likely to be the first stage of a drawn-out phase-out, Ford will stop selling CD changers for its vehicles at the end of the 2011 model...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
Ford Will Give Drivers The Choice To Block Some Sync Features For 2011

Manufacturers continue to add newer, more high-tech features to automobiles, and while many of these systems, such as Ford's Sync, have voice-activation to cut down on driver distraction, there's still a chance that all the features that these systems offer could cause drivers to be distracted. Car...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Buy By September, Get Free Maintenance On New Lincoln Models

If you purchase or lease a new 2010 or 2011 Lincoln between now and September 7, 2010, you'll get one more perk that might bring some peace of mind: free scheduled maintenance. The maintenance program includes all oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections, as well as wearable items such as brake...Read More»

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