What's New for 2013:
- Curve Control technology debuts
- Operator Assist and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot added to Sync
- 22-inch polished wheels (late availability)
- Four additional paint colors
The 2013 Lincoln MKX can be upgraded with Premium, Elite and Limited Edition option packages. Standard equipment includes a capless fuel-filling system, power tailgate, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The MKX is equipped with perforated leather seats, heated and ventilated in front, as well as Sync smartphone connectivity combined with MyLincoln Touch technology. A premium sound system includes a media hub with dual USB ports, SD card reader, audio/video input jack, and a 6-month subscription to satellite radio service. Dual-zone automatic climate control, Intelligent Access keyless entry with push-button starting, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and aluminum trim panels are also a part of the standard equipment package.
Three main option packages are offered on the 2013 MKX. The Elite package adds navigation, THX II Certified surround sound audio system, and a panoramic sunroof. The Premium package includes polished aluminum wheels, adaptive HID headlights, ambient interior lighting, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert. The Limited Edition package provides 20-inch polished wheels and a unique bronze leather color. Wood interior trim, extra-cost paint choices, and 22-inch wheels are also available.
Under the Hood
Every 2013 Lincoln MKX is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that generates 305 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission transfers the power to the front wheels (FWD) or, optionally, all four wheels (AWD).
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Lincoln MKX are:
- MKX FWD: 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKX AWD: 17/23/19 mpg
Curve Control is a new standard feature for the 2013 MKX, added to the AdvanceTrac traction and stability control system. Curve Control helps drivers to retain vehicle control if they enter a turn going too fast.
In addition to Curve Control and AdvanceTrac, the MKX is equipped with numerous safety features, including 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes, MyKey programmable vehicle features, SOS Post Crash Alert, blind-spot side mirrors, rear park-assist sensors, and Sync with Operator Assist, including 9-1-1 emergency assistance.
Safety options include a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, and adaptive HID headlights that swivel to help the driver see around dark corners. A blind-spot monitoring system is available, and includes a cross-traffic alert system. MKX buyers can also select an adaptive cruise control system with Collision Warning and Brake Support, and trailer sway control is included in the optional Tow package.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2013 MKX a 4-star (out of 5) overall crash-test rating, with driver and front passenger protection in a frontal-impact collision rated 3 stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calls the 2013 MKX a \"Top Safety Pick.\"