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BASE INVOICE
$33,051
BASE MSRP
$35,840
On Styling
The 2008 Lincoln MKX features a very attractive and handsome exterior, but for $35,000, its interior needs improvement.
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chrome cheese-grater grille is distinctive
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A very muscular stance, kind of like a British bulldog
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Noticeably devoid of gratuitous chrome
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The 2008 Lincoln MKX is Lincoln's entry into the quickly growing crossover market, and its exterior makes quite the statement.

The exterior of the 2008 Lincoln MKX is nothing if not distinct. ForbesAutos says that the "MKX distinguishes itself from boxier-looking SUVs with a more stylish exterior" that features a "sleek roofline that sweeps gracefully rearward"--somewhat at odds with Autoblog's description of the MKX's "very muscular stance, kind of like a British bulldog." Kelley Blue Book calls the exterior of the Lincoln MKX 2008 "handsome," sporting "high-shouldered, flare-fendered flanks" and "edge-to-edge LEDs across the liftgate," and Edmunds feels that the Lincoln MKX "looks elegant, with tasteful yet eye-catching exterior styling." Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com unanimously praised those LEDs, which combine the brake, reverse, and night-illumination features. Reviewers at Car and Driver "dig the full-width brake light," while those at Edmunds find them to be "particularly striking." Potential buyers won't have to worry much about how different trims affect the appearance of the Lincoln MKX 2008, as Edmunds points out that it "comes in one trim level," simplifying the buying experience.

The well-received exterior styling will probably leave consumers with high expectations for the interior, but the inside of the 2008 Lincoln MKX disappointed some reviewers. Car and Driver hands out the most negative verdict, claiming that the Lincoln MKX's interior "isn't even in the same league, much less ballpark, as its luxury competition." They take particular offense to the "acres of silver plastic." Cars.com also disapproved of parts of the interior, especially the "satin nickel," which is "Lincoln's name for the metal-like finish on the center control panels." Aside from that flaw, there are some positive reviews to be found on the Lincoln MKX 2008, especially from ConsumerGuide, which praises the interior as "upscale, if just a bit shy of the best in this class." Autoblog also likes the "clean and clutter free" dash and "real wood used liberally throughout the cabin."

Conclusion

The 2008 Lincoln MKX features a very attractive and handsome exterior, but for $35,000, its interior needs improvement.

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