2008 Lincoln MKX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  White Chocolate Tri-Coat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,856 - $9,875
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Lincoln MKX If...

If the styling appeals, the features delight, the price is right and you're ready for a credible alternative to some better-known imports, this handsome 2008 Lincoln MXK CUV may be an excellent choice.

Lincoln MKX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon FWD 4dr $7,856 - $9,875
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon AWD 4dr $7,856 - $9,875
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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The heated and cooled seats in the Lincoln are a great for all year long.

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The mkx has a ton of features that I really enjoy. The heated and cooled seats are great for all year long. The moon roof is great and allows a lot of natural light into the vehicle. We've had a few minor issues in the 8 years we've owned it but nothing major. The one drawback of the vehicle is the size of the trunk area. It was perfect when we had one kid but as soon as my son came along, it just wasn't big enough to hold all our stuff for weekend getaways. It drives great on all roads and I would recommend the vehicle to anyone.

Erik S
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Pure luxury! And at the same price point as vehicles with far less options.

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I love this car. It has it is problems, but all in all it has turned me brand loyal to Lincoln. The seats are wide and comfy. The cabin is ultra roomy, as is the back seat. The back seats recline! The front seats are not only heated but cooled as well. As for issues, all I have had problems with is a wheel. It dented and will not repair. A new one from Ford/Lincoln is 1000 dollars. The ride when all tires are inflated is super smooth. But the cabin is loud. I would highly recommend any Lincoln vehicle after buying this one.

David B
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Lincoln mkx 2008 all-wheel drive. A luxury vehicle.

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I have had several problems with my 2008 Lincoln mkx in the past year or so. There has been steam coming out of the vents, leakage problems, and the radiator fan busted. For the past ten years it has been a reliable car to drive and it's at about 125, 000 miles right now. For the most part it is been a great car. But lately the car has had problems. The steam coming out of the vents was the biggest problem, but I have also put a lot more miles on it in the past year or so.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,856 - $9,875
$7,856 - $9,875

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 (hp)
265 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 40 (in.)
37.8 - 40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.6 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 - 39.3 (in.)
38.6 - 39.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50R20
P245/50R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 (in.)
111.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.6 (ft.)
38.6 (ft.)

Length

Length
186.5 (in.)
186.5 (in.)

Width

Width
75.8 (in.)
75.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4191 (.lbs)
4420 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 (hp)
265 (hp)

Torque

Torque
250 (ft. lbs.)
250 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 (.lbs)
200 - 350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
20 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes *
  • Traction control *
  • AdvanceTrac 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
  • 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)
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Dual note horn

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (4)

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Fuel System, Gasoline Oct 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V682000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Lincoln MKX, and Ford Edge vehicles, manufactured June 15, 2006, to September 22, 2008, and originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Due to corrosion from salt water exposure such as from road salt use, the affected vehicles may leak fuel from the fuel tank seam weld under the tank mounting reinforcement brackets.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners. The remedy is currently being developed. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S22.
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Air Bags May 31, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V384000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles, and 2005-2011 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles and 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, O...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S26.
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Air Bags Jan 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V024000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012 Ford Fusion and Mustang and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion and Mustang, Lincoln MKX, MKZ and Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, L...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available are expected to begin February 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S01.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Jun 30, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 30, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V301000
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 142 MY 2008 EDGE AND LINCOLN MKK ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES. THE FUEL TANK WELD FIXTURE MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A CONTAMINANT DURING PRODUCTION WHICH COULD CAUSE A DIMPLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FUEL TANK AT A SPOT WELD.
Consequence:
THIS DIMPLE COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK OR A FUEL DRIP FROM THE TANK. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL TANK FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-437-7332.

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