With a quiet and spacious seating, a strong V6 engine option, a feature galore, and a comfortable ride, the new 2021 Lincoln MKX is now a more competitive midsize luxury crossover SUV. It is certainly worth a look. Its release date, though speculative at the moment, should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2021.
When the MKX debuted some nine years ago, it was neither compelling nor appealing and we highly recommended its rivals over it. While competent overall, the vehicle disappointed in crucial areas that its competitors seemed to be excellent in such as the ride quality and cabin appointment. One of the most uninspiring thing about the MKX also was because it borrowed heavily from the Fords from where it is based – Ford Edge to be particular. Nothing appeared unique and that seemed to irk many people.
The Lincoln MKX for 2021, however, has chosen to write a different script for itself and has unequivocally won our recognition. And although it’s still based on Ford Edge, the new MKX is unique on its own thanks to the extensive list of upscale features and technologies available. Additionally, a recent MKX redesign roped in several changes to its platform that brought about numerous enhancements and upgrades.
Throw in a plethora of luxury and convenience items, and the result is an appealing choice. The upper trims, for instance, comes equipped with features such as Revel Ultima 19-speaker sound system, and 22-way front seats. Matters remain unchanged beneath its hood s it returns with its previous 2.7L V6 engine rated at 335 hp.
Even so, there are few areas worth pondering about before heading to your dealer to purchase the MKX. The downsides include a frustrating MyLincoln Touch interface, a so-so interior refinement relative to its closest competitors, and a compromised rear visibility. Thus, it would be wise to sample whatever else is available on the market first.
Offered Trims – Lincoln MKX
Four trims are available for the 2021 Lincoln MKX: Select, Premiere, Reserve, and the luxury-laden Black Label.
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Standard accessories and features available for the 2021 Lincoln MKX Premiere trim include a leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, 18” alloy wheels, a second-row 60/40-split seat, driver memory settings, active noise cancellation, rear parking sensors, automatic xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, eight-way heated power front seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and remote engine start.
Equipment available for the above trim include an auxiliary input, dual USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, a 10-speaker sound system, and an instrument configurable cluster.
Options available on the Select Group include a leather upholstery, a navigation system, a powered hands-free liftgate, power-folding mirrors, blind-spot warning system, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and wood trim.
Finally, the Black Label model offers four different design themes (Modern Heritage, Indulgence, Thoroughbred, and Muse), unique 20-inch wheels, carpeting and headliner, color of the upholstery, HD radio, 19-speaker premium sound system, and an upgraded leather upholstery.
Standalone options offered include a 13-speaker Revel audio system, adjustable 22-way front seats, 21-inch wheels, dual displays, a rear-seat entertainment system, inflatable rear seatbelts, a trailer tow package, and an adaptive steering.
Keep checking the post for more updates as more info is expected as draw near its release date.
2021 Lincoln MKX Engine Specs
Under the hood of the redesigned 2021 Lincoln MKX SUV is a 3.7L V6 engine rated at 303 horsepower and 278 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a 2.7L turbocharged V6 engine good for a healthier 335 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque. The power is then taken up by the six-speed automatic transmission which then dumps it to the standard front-wheel drive or the optional AWD.
With the FWD, EPA says the base should return 26/17/20 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 23/16/19 mpg with the AWD. The 2.7L turbo, on the other hand, should be expected to return 26/17/21 mpg with the FWD, and 24/17/19 mpg with the 4WD.
Price & 2021 Lincoln MKX Release Date
The new 2021 Lincoln MKX is expected to go for sale for a based MSRP of about $38,100. Its release date, on the other hand, is set for the second half of 2021.