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2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost SUV

2013 Lincoln MKT Review

(0 Stars)  Suddenly, a driver’s crossover.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 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.
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.

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2013 MKT EcoBoost Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 335 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 365 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 350 ft lb of torque @ 3,500 rpm

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'13 Lincoln EcoBoost SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Rear Sunshade
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cargo Net
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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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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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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