2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label AWD

Matthew McConaughey Not Included. A refined luxury crossover with style.

  • Likes
  • The car grew on us over time
  • hands free liftgate
  • Dislikes
  • Gear shifter or lack of one
  • future front ends will be better

Redesigned for 2016, the Lincoln MKX is now based on the updated and much-improved Ford Edge. No longer the awkward middle child in the Lincoln lineup, the 2016 Lincoln MKX gets a raft of changes to bring it in line with the new and more streamlined brand image. The big news, aside from the styling update, is the new 2.7-liter twin turbo ecoboost V6. This engine, also used in the F-150, makes 335 horsepower here and a stout 370 lb-ft of torque. It won’t make the MKX into a rocketship, but it will provide a nice boost over the base 3.7-liter V6 and last year’s engine choices.

The MKX is now longer and wider than before, and instead of a shift lever, drivers get a wide center console with plenty of storage spaces. The seats are comfortable enough for cruising, at least in front, though rear passengers may feel a little cramped. Along with plenty of new safety features, the MKX now offers an auto hold for the 6-speed automatic transmission that keeps the car from rolling forward in traffic.

On the tech front, the 2016 MKX now has a wifi hotspot on board and, in the chroma quartz silver metallic Black Label trim we tested, a 360-degree camera. The Black Label package also adds specialized leather on the seats and dash, unique trim and wheels, plus a special VIP dealership experience that aims to feel like a trip to a bespoke tailor. This luxe utility vehicle is perfect for road trips or a weekend commute to the country estate.

Warranty/Service: 4-year / 50,000-mile warranty, 6-year / 70,000-mile powertrain warranty, 4-year / 50,000-mile premium maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $55,810

As Tested: $55,810

  • 17 / 24 mpg
  • EPA
  • 6 sec
  • 0-60
  • 335 hp @ 5,500 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 133 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.7-liter V6 Ecoboost Engine
  • Horsepower: 335 hp @ 5,500 rpm
  • Torque: 380 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Curb Weight: 4,447 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 112.2 in
  • Length: 190 in
  • Width: 78.7 in
  • Height: 66.2 in
  • Turning circle: 38.6 ft
  • Brakes: Four-wheel ABS (four-channel), AdvanceTrac with RSC
  • Suspension: Independent, MacPherson struts and L-shaped aluminum lower control arms with isolated subframe and stabilizer bars
  • Traction: AdvanceTrac with RSC
  • 0-60 mph: 6 sec
  • 60-0 mph: 171 ft.
  • Top Speed: 133 mph
  • EPA City: 17 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 24 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 19 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Safety canopy system, perimeter anti-theft system, S.O.S. post crash system, personal safety system

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