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2012 Lincoln MKX SUV

2012 Lincoln MKX Review

(0 Stars)  The most modern Lincoln.

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Overview
Lincoln's mid-size luxury crossover saw a thorough refresh just last year. The MKX's styling is unmistakably Lincoln, as its front end boasts the marque's signature split-wing grille and its body shape is similar to its larger SUV sibling, the MKT. Power comes from a 3.7-liter V-6 that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque thanks to innovations like twin independent variable camshaft timing. The MKX records a respectable 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway on the EPA's test cycle with front-wheel drive. When equipped with all-wheel drive, those figures drop to 17 in the city and 23 on the highway. The MKX's interior features leather-trimmed seats and a choice of two types of wood accents. On top of what is an impressive standard-features list, the MKX offers adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot information system, programmable MyKey, and a capless fuel filler. The MyLincoln Touch driver-connect technology cranks Sync's functionality up to 11 -- at least when it functions properly. We've experienced some trouble getting the capacitive touch screen to work, and most testers agree that the system is more distracting than having physical buttons and knobs to control the various vehicle functions. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard; twenty-inch wheels are optional. Improved use of sound-deadening materials helps keep wind and road noise down compared to the outgoing model.

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2012 MKX Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.7L V 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 361 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 305 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 280 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'12 Lincoln SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
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