2013 Lincoln MKT

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What's New for 2013:
  • Freshened exterior styling
  • Upgraded MyLincoln Touch technology
  • Sync now offers mobile Wi-Fi capability
  • Updated navigation system
  • More powerful standard V-6 engine
  • Lincoln Drive Control with Comfort, Normal and Sport settings
  • Inflatable rear seat belt option
  • Available Lane Keeping Alert and Assist, and Driver Alert safety technology

Exterior Features
For 2013, the Lincoln MKT gains new front styling featuring a \"split-wing\" grille design and adaptive xenon headlights. LED taillights debut, and the 2013 MKT rides on new 19- or 20-inch wheel designs.

Interior Features
Lincoln claims that the 2013 MKT is quieter inside. Standard equipment includes 12-way power front seats, premium Bridge of Weir leather, panoramic glass Vista Roof, and a MyLincoln Touch infotainment system with Sync hands-free connectivity that turns the MKT into a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot.

Optional Features
To get extras, buyers must upgrade to the MKT EcoBoost or EcoBoost Elite trim levels. In addition to a more powerful engine and all-wheel drive (AWD), the MKT EcoBoost features Lincoln's new Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension. The EcoBoost Elite adds navigation, premium sound system, heated steering wheel, and a power-folding third-row seat. Options include 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated second-row captain's chairs with a refrigerated center console, and a power-opening Vista Roof. The EcoBoost Elite is also available with a Technology package containing Active Park Assist and numerous safety features.

Under the Hood
The 2013 MKT has a standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine good for 303 horsepower, and a 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels (FWD). The EcoBoost models get a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter peaking between 1,500 and 5,250 rpm. All-wheel drive is standard on the EcoBoost models.

Lincoln Drive Control offers Comfort, Normal and Sport driving modes that tailor powertrain, steering, and, on EcoBoost models, CCD suspension behavior according to one of those three settings.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Lincoln MKT are:
  • MKT FWD: 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • MKT EcoBoost AWD: 16/23/18 mpg

Equipped with 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, Sync with 911 Assist service, and programmable MyKey features, the 2013 MKT is well stocked with safety features. Additionally, the MKT can be equipped with new inflatable rear seat belts, adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake support, blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, Lane Keeping Alert and Assist, and a Driver Alert system that detects a drowsy driver and recommends a driving break.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the MKT as this overview is written. However, the 2013 MKT is rated a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


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  • Name 4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 45285.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name EcoBoost (4dr Wgn 3.5L AWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 47280.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • 12-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: front pwr lumbar, driver memory
  • 60/40 fold flat rear bench seat w/heated outboard seating surfaces -inc: fold-down armrest w/dual cupholders, 40 side pwr release
  • Third row 50/50 split fold flat bench
  • Premium perforated leather seating surfaces
  • Front row center stack console w/adjustable armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • (2) front/(2) rear floor mats
  • Backlit scuff plates w/Lincoln script
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/genuine wood accents -inc: pwr tilt/telescoping w/media controls, speed controls, audio controls
  • LED white back lit instrumentation
  • Instrument cluster w/message center
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down on all windows -inc: front global open w/key fob
  • Delayed accessory pwr shut-off
  • Pwr door locks w/autolock
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • SecuriCode keyless entry pad
  • Remote start
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Touch screen w/audio & climate controls, compass, rear view camera display
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Tri-zone automatic temp control
  • Cabin air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • (4) 12V pwr points
  • 110V inverter in front console
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console
  • 2nd row manual sunshades
  • Driver/front passenger visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • (2) coat hooks
  • (3) assist handles
  • Ambient interior lighting -inc: front/rear dome lamps w/front/rear map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather-wrapped shifter knob
  • Front seat back pockets
  • Rear cargo net
  • 19" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R19 all-season BSW tires
  • 18" x 4" steel mini spare wheel & tire
  • Fixed glass roof w/pwr front & rear sunshade
  • Rear spoiler
  • Bright beltline moldings -inc: lower bodyside accent strip
  • Split wing grille
  • Adaptive high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto high beams -inc: autolamp on/off delay controls
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Acoustic laminated front side door glass
  • Body color folding pwr heated mirrors -inc: security approach lamps, memory, driver side auto dimming, integrated blind spot mirrors, LED signal indicators
  • Speed sensitive intermittent wipers w/rain sensor
  • 2-speed rear wiper
  • Body color door handles w/chrome inserts
  • Pwr liftgate
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Selectshift & paddle activation
  • Intelligent access w/push button start
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 78-amp low maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • 220-amp alternator
  • Electronic pwr assist steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine
  • All wheel drive
  • CCD variable adaptive suspension
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • Advance Trac roll stability control (RSC)
    • Driver/front passenger front airbags
    • Driver/front passenger side body airbags
    • 2nd & 3rd row side body airbags
    • Side curtain airbags for all rows
    • Rear view camera
    • Reverse sensing system
    • SOS Post Crash Alert System
    • Personal safety system -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, front passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
    • Driver/front passenger Belt-Minder
    • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month prepaid subscription, aux audio input jack *SIRIUS satellite radio N/A in AK or HI*
    • Roof mounted fixed mast antenna
    • SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch -inc: (2) configurable 4.2" LCD cluster screens, 8" touch screen located in center stack, USB port, audio input jack, SD card reader, RCA video input jacks, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services

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