New 2017 Lincoln MKX – Release Date and Review

2017 Lincoln MKX review

The latest Lincoln MKX redesign brings with it features such as better comfort amenities, a whisper-quiet interior, a strong turbocharged option, tons of features for the money, and a spacious backseat. It’s certainly worth a look for anyone looking for a competitive midsize crossover SUV. The 2017 Lincoln MKX release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Lincoln MKX side angle, red color, alloy wheels

Its debut into the market eight years ago was met with a lot of negative vibe and we actually recommended buyers to first try out other alternatives before making a decision to buy the Lincoln MKX. Our endorsement of its rivals was necessitated by the fact other vehicles in its class offered better a cabin layout, were more powerful, and were offered in a competitive price package.

2017 Lincoln MKX rear view, tallights and tailpipe

The lackluster first impression still remained relevant in the intervening years. However, the existing model – which is the second generation model – came with plenty of desirable qualities that softened our stand, but what evokes an even more appealing attitude seems to be the 2017 Lincoln MKX.

2016 Lincoln MKX front angle, headlights and grille

Even with its mechanical underpinnings based on the 2017 Ford Edge, the new Lincoln MKX 2017 is a likable product on its own. Even the standard model comes equipped with tons of luxury and upscale technologies. The higher trims further make an overstatement with features such as a nineteen-inch Revel Ultima sound system, and a 22-way front seats.

2017 Lincoln MKX side view, white color, alloy wheels

Besides the 2017 Lincoln MKX interior highlights, performance is also another area where Lincoln deserves a thumbs up. It comes equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine that generously offers an output rated at around 303 horsepower and 278 lbs. ft. of torque. There’s also a turbocharged 2.7L V6 that further heightens the power output to around 335 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque. A slew of driving aides are also offered.

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2017 Lincoln MKX spy shots

Several foibles do exist however. The interior of the MKX doesn’t feel as exquisite as its competition, the rear visibility is also hampered by the small rear window and thick roof pillars, and the MyLincoln Touch interface is beyond frustrating but there’re rumors of a Sync 3 system debut. Alternatives are in plenty and it happens that the Lincoln MKX finds itself between a rock and a hard place as the level of competition here doesn’t seem to be within its reach.

Rivals include the BMW X5 2017, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Acura MDX, and the Lexus RX 350.

2017 Lincoln MKX Release Date & Price

2017 Lincoln MKX release date

Rumor has it that it is set to go for sale sometime this fall, although this is marred in several conspiracy theories. Pricing, on the other hand, is under wraps, as of this writing, we however expect the base model to go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $38,260.

2017 Lincoln MKX Redesign of Interior & Exterior

2017 Lincoln MKX steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Exterior Lincoln MKX colors: Luxe Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Black Velvet Metallic, Allure Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic, and Ruby Red Metallic. Changes can be expected on its release date.

Four trim models, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Lincoln MKX: Black Label, Select, Premiere, and Reserve.

2017 Lincoln MKX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the standard accessories available for the Lincoln MKX Premier mode include eighteen-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, a rear privacy glass, heated eight-way power front seats, a leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a tilt-and-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, and active noise cancellation.

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2016 Lincoln MKX interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Standard equipment available in the cabin include a central eight-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, voice controls, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input, a configurable instrument cluster, a newer Sync infotainment system, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Lincoln MKX trunk, cargo space

The 2017 Lincoln MKX Select Group adds a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a leather upholstery, power-folding side mirrors, a power-folding side mirror, LED daytime running lights, a navigation system, wood trims, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.


2017 Lincoln MKX auto show, red color, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10 in. (190 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.1 in. (76.1 in.)
Passenger volume: F:56 cu. ft. R:51 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 37/69 cu. ft. ( seats up/ max. )
Curb weight: 4664 lb
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.0 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Allure Blue Metallic, Black Velvet Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs

2017 Lincoln MKX Engine Specs

2016 Lincoln MKX engine

Beneath the hood, the 2017 Lincoln MKX comes equipped with a 303 horsepower – generating 3.7L V6 engine and a 335 horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.7L V6 engine. FWD system is standard, AWD is an option.

2017 Lincoln MKX towing capacity is maxed out at around 3,500 pounds.

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2016 Lincoln MKX exterior, black color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Lincoln MKX exterior, rear view, taillights, badges and tailpipe

2016 Lincoln MKX front view, white color, exterior, alloy wheels and grille

2017 Lincoln MKXfront view, silver color, grille and badges

2017 Lincoln MKX exterior, front view, grille, badges nd alloy wheels

2017 Lincoln MKX rear view, red color, alloy wheels and taillights

2017 Lincoln MKX interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Lincoln MKX interior, leather back seats

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