2010 Lincoln MKX

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What Changed for the 2010 Lincoln MKX:
  • The 2010 Lincoln MKX is a carryover model from last year
  • Fuel economy is improved for all models, now ranging from 17 mpg city with all-wheel drive to 25 mpg highway with front-wheel drive
  • New next-generation navigation system with voice activation and six months of free Sirius TravelLink service is optional
  • New Sync with Traffic, Directions and Information feature provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts, and local business directories
  • New Midnight Limited Edition package includes Tuxedo Black paint, body-color grille, polished 22-inch wheels, and an Ebony interior package

Now in its fourth year of production, the Lincoln MKX is a midsize 5-seat luxury crossover SUV, a more upscale cousin to the Ford Edge. It employs a car-based platform, with unibody construction and front- or all-wheel drive. Its main competitors include the Lexus RX 350, Acura MDX, Audi Q5, and the BMW X3.

The 2010 Lincoln MKX is available in one trim level that offers a large complement of standard features and several option packages. Standard on the MKX are 18-inch wheels, power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6-speaker sound system, and Sync electronics, which includes Bluetooth capability and an iPod interface.

Several option packages are offered, each one building on the last. The Ultimate package upgrades the seats and wheels, and adds adaptive headlights and interior mood lighting. The Elite package includes a panoramic sunroof, hard-drive-based navigation system with SiriusXM Travel Link, and an upgraded sound system. The Limited Edition and the Monochrome package add 20-inch wheels and stylish colors and trim features, while the Midnight Limited Edition boasts 22-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension. With the rear seats down, cargo space totals 69 cubic feet. Properly equipped, the 2010 Lincoln MKX can tow 3500 pounds, Lincoln says.

A 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard on the 2010 Lincoln MKX, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. With front-wheel drive, the MKX delivers 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Lincoln MKX include anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The 2010 Lincoln MKX received \"Good\" ratings in front-, side-, and rear-impact tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and five stars (out of five) for driver and front passenger frontal-impact protection from the NHTSA.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Lincoln MKX was $38,845.For more information:

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HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
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