2013 Lincoln MKX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,071 - $19,288
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
305
Seats
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How 2013 Lincoln MKX Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 2.9Comfort 3.6Styling 2.8Value 2.9

What's New

Revamped in 2011, the Lincoln MKX carries over to 2013 with only some new colors, a 22-inch polished-wheel option and minor updates to the MyLincoln Touch electronic interface.

Lincoln MKX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon FWD 4dr $17,071 - $19,288
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 22 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Keyless Start
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon AWD 4dr $17,071 - $19,288
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 22 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.67
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All The Bells and Whistles Come Standard Compared to Other Brands.

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The Lincoln MKX has been the best vehicle purchase I have made to date. This vehicle had many standard options that are only offered on limited editions of other vehicles. Heated and air condition seats come standard on this vehicle. Dual A/C controls is a major plus. The heated steering wheel makes those cold winter mornings less painful. Remote start is a life saver on those hot summer days in FL. I can start my vehicle as soon as I walk out of the office or a store and the inside temperature is comfortable by the time I enter the vehicle. I have had zero mechanical issues in the 6 years I have owned the vehicle. The warranty and maintenance plan included with this vehicle saved me a lot of money on routine maintenance. I love to crank up the volume on my music and the THX surround sound is amazing. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone in search of a luxury midsize SUV.

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Why I like my Lincoln mkx.

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I love the look of my Lincoln mkx. I chose it especially for the grill on the front. The models that had this grill at the time was the 2012 and 2013 model. I think since then, Lincoln may have gone back to this type of grill. I love the newer features such as the Bluetooth that connects to my phone. I like the leather seats. In the summer the sunroof is nice. It opens to let in air when needed. A feature on the outside that some Lincolns do not have is the pinstripe which is golden color while the car is a cream color. I am very pleased with my car. Something that I find uncomfortable is the headrests on the front seats. They hit my head at an odd position. I also do not like that the speedometer has numbers every 20 miles. I would like it to be 10 or even 5. Over all, thought, I really like my Lincoln mkx.

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Greatest little SUV on the road.

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It could be just a little bigger. I do not have any problems so far. It is a very smooth ride, easy to handle, especially parking. I have always drove a Lincoln and love them. Good SUV for us since we are retired. I love that you can change the color of the interior lights. My husband loves to drive it and he has plenty of legroom. Great sound system and it has the little alarm light on the rearview mirrors that lets you know when you are to pull out in front of a car that is coming up behind you in the passing lane.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,071 - $19,288
$17,071 - $19,288

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
305 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
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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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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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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
40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

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

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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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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Standard
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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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Standard
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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
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
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Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 (in.)
111.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Length
186.7 (in.)
186.7 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
4251 (.lbs)
4429 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
305 (hp)

Torque

Torque
280 (ft. lbs.)
280 (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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Standard
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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
18 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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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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Standard
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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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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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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
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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 (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

* 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 (1)

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Power Train > Axle Assembly > Axle Shaft Jul 1, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 1, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V393000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
Consequence:
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.

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