The used Lincoln MKX seats up to five passengers in supreme comfort and style. As a pre-owned model, this midsize luxury crossover puts a friendly price on high-end cruising and everything that entails, from plush seating to a smooth, refined performance.
Second Generation: 2016-2018
When Lincoln redesigned the MKX for a second generation, the luxury automaker made this classy midsize crossover better than ever. High points include a silky smooth ride, a quiet, spacious cabin, and a speedy V6 engine.
Every MKX trim model is nicely equipped with modern infotainment gear, including the Sync 3 infotainment system, with its 8-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The 10-speaker audio system makes your old favorites sound better than ever.
Move up the trim hierarchy (Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label) for more to love. High-end options include a faux-suede headliner, heated steering wheel, and panoramic sunroof.
Two engines were available for the second-generation Lincoln MKX. The base engine, a 3.7-liter V6, is pretty quick, with 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. For a little extra kick, shop around for the MKX’s optional upgrade, a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that makes 335 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Here’s how the MKX changed during this generation:
- 2018: This MKX makes the Lincoln Way smartphone app and Lincoln Connect technology standard for all trim models. Use the app to connect to your MKX from afar, with features that include remote locking and routine maintenance scheduling.
First Generation: 2007-2015
If you’re shopping for a luxury crossover with lots of modern features, the original Lincoln MKX is a fine choice. These model years are known for their generous standard equipment lineup, which includes dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated power front seats.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 3.7-liter V6 engine that pumps out 305 horses and 280 pound-feet of torque. (Before the 2011 model year, a 3.5-liter V6 powered the MKX with 265 horses and 250 pound-feet of torque.)
With the right equipment, your first-generation used Lincoln MKX can tow up to 3,500 pounds’ worth of family boat.
Take a look at the changes Lincoln made to the MKX throughout this generation:
- 2011: This model year marks the MKX’s mid-cycle refresh, which brings new styling, a more luxurious cabin, and a more powerful performance.
- 2009: The navigation system is upgraded with improved graphics and menus. New voice activation technology is optional. The Sync system adds a 911 Assist feature, which uses your smartphone to call emergency services after a crash.
- 2008: The MKX introduces Sync infotainment technology. Newly standard features include reverse parking sensors, heated and cooled front seats with memory settings, and satellite radio.
What Happened to the MKX?
The MKX was technically discontinued after the 2018 model year, but this wasn’t exactly the end for Lincoln’s midsize luxury crossover. For 2019, Lincoln replaced the MKX with the Nautilus. If you’re looking for a newer version of this used crossover, look for the Nautilus!