2014 Lincoln MKX Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The 2014 Lincoln MKX is a high-comfort zone for four adults, with a smooth quiet ride in most versions and enough room for weekend roll-aboards.

It's designed to do even more, toting five adults in comfort, and it hits that mark. The front bucket seats heat and ventilate themselves to relieve any passing climate changes, and have memory positions so that two drivers don't have to tussle back and forth over setting ideal driving positions--including the MKX's mirrors and power tilt/telescoping steering wheel.

Comfort is better than some luxury crossovers, with great seats; and the MKX wows with great fit, finish, and materials.

The back seat gives up little to the fronts, save for the view. The seatbacks recline a few degrees for exceptional comfort. Unlike some less expensive crossovers, like the GMC Terrain, the MKX's second-row bench doesn't slide on a track, though. That feature might help make its smallish cargo area more useful, but it's only a cubic foot or two less sizable than some of its competition. Seat heaters are included up front and available in back; and you'll even find enough width to fit three adults across in the back seat on occasion.

Once the seats are folded, we can't think of anything to kvetch about--except maybe that the seats don't fold completely flat. And separately, the MKX's power tailgate is slow to open and close, and it makes a fair amount of noise.

We like the MKX's swanky interior, and how there's enough useful storage in the console, door panels and glove box.

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