SHARP TURNS: Lincoln makes a good crossover

2014-03-07T00:00:00Z SHARP TURNS: Lincoln makes a good crossoverMATT SHARP
March 07, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Lincoln has always made sophisticated looking vehicles, and with the 2014 MKX there is no difference. This boldly designed crossover is a perfect ride to take the family or friends on a road trip. Even if you aren’t into road trips it is still perfect for a night out on the town; you will look classy and fun while riding in the MKX.

The distinctive split-wing grille leads the MKX forward, separated by the recognizable Lincoln symbol. Complementing the grille is the adaptive high intensity discharge headlights that help to give the driver a whole new outlook. Whenever you turn the steering wheel while in motion, the HID headlamps turn in that direction to illuminate a wider stretch of road. To eliminate the hassle of having your hands full and trying to open the back of your vehicle, Lincoln put in a power lift gate. It is raised and lowered at the touch of a button. Wrapping around the side of the MKX to the tailgate are the LED tail lamps, surrounded by crisp chrome accents.

Moving to the inside of the MKX, you are hit instantly with luxury. explains the Bridge of Weir leather seats as follow. “Although the standard leather seating surfaces are very luxurious, you can elevate them further with available Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seats. They feature 100 percent unembossed leather, highlighting the leather’s natural beauty. This makes each seating surface unique. The chromium-free, organic tanning method produces environmentally sustainable by-products and creates a fine leather that’s recyclable at the end of its life.” On top of the leather seats, is enhancing ambient lighting from the front-console cup holders, door release handles, front and rear foot wells, and front door storage pockets. To offset the leather a little bit Lincoln has added genuine wood trimming to create a warm and inviting interior. Speaking of warm, enjoy the dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control feature, which allows you and your passenger to set different temperatures of their side of the car.

Lincoln does a great job keeping up with the technology in cars these days with the MyLincoln Touch. MyLincoln Touch is a voice-activated technology that helps you keep your eyes on the road and stay connected to your world. It has plenty of features including: hands-free calling, sync your music device and browse through it using voice commands, Bluetooth Audio so you can stream and listen wirelessly, and have incoming texts read to you. On the touch screen, you can also access a navigation system and SiriusXM traffic reports.

The MKX has impressive horsepower in its 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 280 lb. per ft of torque. With that engine the MKX gets 26 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in the city.

The 2014 Lincoln MKX starts at about $39,000 and can get up to about $45,000 if you add some features on.

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