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2007 Ford Edge by Bengt Halvorson (10/30/2006)
Ford builds a bridge between the Country Squire and Mustang.

 

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   Unique, handsome styling; smooth-sounding engine.

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  Tranny lacks manumatic control; no third-row option. 

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   Lincoln badge adds little to the experience — for now.

 


You need utility, but a new upscale SUV seems stale, done, “so 1996.” So you’re probably shopping for a ritzy crossover vehicle then, something like a Lexus RX or a Nissan Murano — something front- or all-wheel-driven, something with nice luxury touches, something not too expensive.

 

Add Lincoln to the list, while you’re at it, because the new MKX takes on those crossovers with a dash of American style covering a well-conceived cabin, a strong powertrain, and good road manners. It’s in some ways identical to the new Ford Edge — mechanically similar, mostly — but in terms of style, it’s a cut above.

 

The mid-size MKX is Lincoln’s first crossover. It replaces the Ford Explorer-based Aviator, which never sold well and as TheCarConnection said, looked too much like the larger Lincoln Navigator. The MKX joins the also-new MKZ sedan and ’07 Navigator as an integral part of Lincoln’s three-pronged strategy to get back into the thick of the luxury-car catfight for customers — a fight it’s been sitting on the sidelines of for at least the past couple of years.

The MKX is a much more appealing vehicle than the gussied-up Explorer/Aviator ever was. It offers five-passenger seating, a standard 265-horsepower V-6 (among the most powerful in this price and class; it also runs on regular 87 octane unleaded), a six-speed automatic transmission and a dramatic, panorama-style Vista Roof. It comes in either front- or all-wheel drive, just like its target competitors from Lexus and Nissan.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
2016 Lincoln MKX AWD 4-Door Reserve

Tried them all and kept coming back...

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I am a picky car consumer. I currently own a Porsche 911, an Infinity JX35, and now, my black MKX. I am blown away by the design, the usability of the technology, and overall fit and finish of the vehicle. I... + More »
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
2016 Lincoln MKX AWD 4-Door Reserve

My 2016 MKX Reserve Rocks!

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Picked up my 2016 MKX Reserve last week and all I can say is WOWEE!! Lincoln hit it out of the park with this vehicle. My MKX Reserve is a blast to drive. It is very fast (2.7 twin turbo option) and nimble (in... + More »
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Thursday, December 24, 2015
2016 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-Door Reserve

I don't see how they could have improved it more!!!

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This one has all of the toys and safety features. The road lanes assistance and alerts, collision alerts an assistance, and especially the auto hold (when activated by the driver the car will not move, even on... + More »
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