• Very nice interior
  • Finally handles well
  • Ungainly face
  • Cramped third row
SUM UP Suddenly, a driver’s crossover.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for MKT in 2013

Lincoln focused on upgrading the MKT’s ride and handling for 2013. The new Lincoln Drive Control system comes standard on EcoBoost-equipped MKTs and offers Sport, Comfort, and Normal drive modes. We prefer the Sport mode as it noticeably tightens handling, a historical weakness for the big crossover. Larger brakes with improved cooling now give the MKT more-confident braking...more

Overview

How did the Lincoln MKT go from worst-in-class ride and handling to surpassing Lexus in only a year? Lincoln Drive Control, which debuted on the MKS sedan this year as well, comes standard on the EcoBoost model. This new system allows the driver to alter steering, suspension, throttle, transmission, and active noise control settings according to his or her mood. Although the system doesn’t make the MKT as enjoyable to drive as a BMW X5, it should be more than enough for the average consumer looking for three rows of seating and a premium interior. Unfortunately, Lincoln’s exterior design changes for 2013 don’t help an overall shape best described as ungainly and ill proportioned. If you don’t mind the exterior styling, the interior is quite nice. Lincoln uses quality materials throughout the cabin, and the optional MyLincoln Touch takes center stage for 2013. We’ve found this infotainment system to be fussy and overly frustrating for basic functions like controlling the temperature, but it looks sharp, and there are redundant voice controls for most functions through the Sync system. Physical controls for climate regulation would make for a slightly more cluttered center stack, but they’d work each time—a compromise we’d happily make in the name of function.

Safety

ABS; front, side, and side curtain air bags; and traction and stability control are standard. A blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, parallel-parking assistance, a collision-warning system with brake support, a head-up display, inflatable second-row seatbelts, lane-keep assist, collision warning, and adaptive headlamps are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Lincoln MKT

  • Buick Enclave
  • Lexus GX460
  • Volvo XC90

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2013 MKT Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Spoiler

Interior

  • Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Net
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat
  • Third row seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Suspension

  • Sport Suspension

Technology

  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Voice Activated Controls

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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