Lincoln has been very busy in improving the appearance, quality, power, and efficiency of this brand's models. In fact, the EPA ratings of the 2011 Lincoln MKX indicate that it is the most efficient midsize crossover in its class.
In comparison with the Lexus RX350, BMW X5, or the Infiniti FX, the 2011 Lincoln MKX was determined to be 1-5 mpg better in both city and highway performance. In addition, it beats all but the 2010 SRX and 2010 RX350 in combined efficiency at 21 mpg (the comparison ends in a tie).
Based on the same basic underpinnings as the 2011 Ford Edge, the MKX derives its power from Ford's new 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 305hp and 280 pound-feet of torque.
Ford said that this combination of power and efficiency stem from dual variable camshaft timing and an "aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff." However, the styling of the 2011 MKX may not appeal to everyone.
The overall silhouette is a lot like the Edge's but it has a large, chrome-laden split-wing grille grille that gives the front end a snouty, almost beak-like appearance. If this feature doesn't bother you, then the MKX would definitely prove to be a solid value. It goes on sale within the next few months. A hybrid version is set to be released this fall.
Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for Global Product Development at Ford, remarked that the new MY2011 Lincoln MKX is the premium brand’s latest offering that delivers on its commitment to pursue an industry-leading performance and fuel efficiency.
He noted that the Lincoln MKX leaves no room for compromise in terms of horsepower, torque and fuel economy – all of which are the best in the vehicle’s class.
He remarked that although the MKX delivers outstanding fuel economy, it did not have to sacrifice power to do so.
According to Kuzak, Lincoln’s engineer managed to achieve a surge in both power and torque in a way that reflects the luxurious driving experience that the marque is known for. He said he expects the MY2011 Lincoln MKX will continue to propel the brand’s premium lineup ahead of its rivals.