2013 Lincoln MKX

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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

Exterior Features

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.

Interior Features
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.

Optional Features
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).

Fuel Economy
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.\"


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  • Name FWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 39575.00 Engine 3.7L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 41525.00 Engine 3.7L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
  • 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: 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
  • Illuminated 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
  • 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 acoustic glass
  • 2nd row rearward privacy glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • 2-speed rear wiper w/washer
  • Pwr liftgate
  • Exterior chrome door handles
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/paddle activation
  • 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
    • 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 airbags
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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