2012 Lincoln MKX Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$39,545-$41,395
$37,202-$38,922
18 /CITY / 24 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKX is a midsize, 5-seat luxury crossover SUV, an upscale version of the Ford Edge. The MKX is built on Ford's CD3 platform, with unibody construction and front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD). The Lincoln MKX is available in a single trim with many options. Standard exterior equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, and rear parking sensors. With the proper equipment, the MKX's  towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.

Interior Features
The interior of the Lincoln MKX features leather upholstery; dual-zone automatic climate control; power accessories, including power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats; proprietary electronics interface; 10-speaker sound system; and the MyKey system, which allows the owner to limit the vehicle's top speed and to control the audio volume when the car's on loan. Cargo capacity behind rear seats is 32.3 cubic feet; with those seats folded, cargo space increases to 69 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat entertainment system are offered as stand-alone options in the MKX. The Premium package includes upgraded leather upholstery and interior lighting, upgraded wheels, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive Xenon headlights, heated steering wheel and second-row seats, and a rearview camera. The Elite package incorporates the Premium features, plus 20-inch chrome wheels, 14-speaker surround-sound system, panoramic sunroof, and premium hard-drive-based navigation system. Topping the options list is the Limited Edition package, which includes premium bronze leather upholstery with black accents, 20-inch polished alloy wheels, monogrammed floor mats, and various exclusive styling touches.

Under the Hood
A 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard in the 2012 Lincoln MKX, with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Lincoln MKX are:
- MKX with FWD: 19/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKX with AWD: 17/23/19 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKX include anti-lock disc brakes, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the MKX received 3 (out of 5) stars for front-impact protection, 5 stars for side-impact protection, 4 stars for rollover protection, and 4 stars overall. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the MKX received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, and for roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKX is a midsize, 5-seat luxury crossover SUV, an upscale version of the Ford Edge. The MKX is built on Ford's CD3 platform, with unibody construction and front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD). The Lincoln MKX is available in a single trim with many options. Standard exterior equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, and rear parking sensors. With the proper equipment, the MKX's  towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.

Interior Features
The interior of the Lincoln MKX features leather upholstery; dual-zone automatic climate control; power accessories, including power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats; proprietary electronics interface; 10-speaker sound system; and the MyKey system, which allows the owner to limit the vehicle's top speed and to control the audio volume when the car's on loan. Cargo capacity behind rear seats is 32.3 cubic feet; with those seats folded, cargo space increases to 69 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat entertainment system are offered as stand-alone options in the MKX. The Premium package includes upgraded leather upholstery and interior lighting, upgraded wheels, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive Xenon headlights, heated steering wheel and second-row seats, and a rearview camera. The Elite package incorporates the Premium features, plus 20-inch chrome wheels, 14-speaker surround-sound system, panoramic sunroof, and premium hard-drive-based navigation system. Topping the options list is the Limited Edition package, which includes premium bronze leather upholstery with black accents, 20-inch polished alloy wheels, monogrammed floor mats, and various exclusive styling touches.

Under the Hood
A 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard in the 2012 Lincoln MKX, with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Lincoln MKX are:
- MKX with FWD: 19/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKX with AWD: 17/23/19 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKX include anti-lock disc brakes, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the MKX received 3 (out of 5) stars for front-impact protection, 5 stars for side-impact protection, 4 stars for rollover protection, and 4 stars overall. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the MKX received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, and for roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Lincoln MKX
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name FWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 39545.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 41395.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
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INTERIOR
  • Perforated leather trimmed 10-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: tuxedo stripe, pwr lumbar support, driver memory, easy-entry feature
  • Perforated leather trimmed 60/40 split reclining rear bench -inc: 2-way outboard head restraints, fold-forward center armrest w/headrest, (2) cupholders in center console
  • EasyFold second row remote seat release
  • 1st row floor console -inc: dual sliding armrest, floor shifter, (2) cupholders, tray
  • Front & rear color-keyed carpet floor mats
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: speed control, audio controls, 5-way controls
  • Warning lamps -inc: system check, fuel level warnings, odometer, trip odometer, fuel economy, tachometer
  • Delayed accessory pwr shut-off
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger one-touch up/down, global open *Global open includes vista roof if equipped*
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote start
  • Remote keyless entry w/integrated key fob
  • SecuriCode body-color keypad
  • Cruise control
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • SecuriLock Encryption Passive Anti-Theft System (EPATS)
  • Dual zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC)
  • Rear window defroster
  • (4) pwr points
  • Light damped glove box
  • Carbon fiber/aluminum woven interior appliques
  • Burnished bronze metallic center stack applique
  • Interior chrome door handles
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Map pockets on all (4) door panels -inc: bottle holders
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (3) assist handles
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder, front dome lamp w/maplights
  • Theater lighting w/auto lamp delay
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Driver & passenger front seat back map pockets
  • Rear cargo management system below load floor
  • Rear cargo lamp
  • Cargo net -inc: cargo hooks
  • Reversible cargo mat
  • (2) coat hooks
EXTERIOR
  • 18" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P245/60R18 all-season BSW tires
  • 17" spare tire
  • Black rear spoiler
  • Bright beltline molding
  • Black lower door cladding w/chrome accent strip
  • Lincoln split-wing grille
  • Bi-functional projector beam halogen headlamps -inc: autolamp, wiper activation
  • Front fog lamps
  • Bi-color tail lamps w/redundant LED lamp
  • Body color pwr heated mirrors -inc: memory, driver-side electrochromic, integrated blind spot mirrors, puddle lamps *Blind spot mirrors not included when equipped w/BLIS*
  • 1st row solar tinted glass
  • 2nd row rearward privacy glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • 2-speed rear wiper w/washer
  • Pwr liftgate
  • Exterior chrome door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • Intelligent access w/push button start
  • Engine cover
  • Particulate air filter
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Maintenance-free 72-amp/hr battery w/battery saver
  • 175-amp alternator w/Smart Charge
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless refueling
  • Dual exhaust system w/oval chrome tips
  • 3.39 axle ratio
  • All wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • Hill start assist
    • Advance Trac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system
    • Driver & front passenger side impact air bags
    • 1st & 2nd row side impact air curtains
    • Reverse Sensing System
    • SOS post crash alert system
    • Driver & front passenger Belt-Minder
    • Height-adjustable safety belts
    • Personal Safety System -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat positioning system, crash severity sensing
    • 2nd row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
    • Rear child safety locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, SIRIUS satellite radio w/6 month subscription, digital clock *SIRIUS satellite radio N/A in AK & HI*
    • Media hub -inc: (2) USB ports, RCA video input jack, SD card reader
    • MyLincoln Touch -inc: (2) driver configurable 4.2" LCD displays in instrument cluster, 8" color LCD touch screen in center stack
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services *Traffic, Directions, Information Services receive a complimentary 3-year prepaid subscription*

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