Shopping for a new Lincoln MKX?
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2007 Ford Edge by Bengt Halvorson
Ford builds a bridge between the Country Squire and Mustang.
Go icon Unique,
handsome styling; smooth-sounding engine.
Slow icon Tranny lacks
manumatic control; no third-row option.
Stop icon 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.
The mid-size MKX is
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.