2012 Lincoln MKX

The 2012 Lincoln MKX is a two-row luxury midsize SUV that is based on the Ford Edge platform. However, it sets itself apart through Lincoln’s split grille, rear and front lights, and unique fenders.

This roomy vehicle boasts posh interior, high-tech features and smooth rides. The MKX is offered in one trim level.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury SUV Base Price: $39,545.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gallons (68 l) MPG: 19 city / 26 hwy
Length: 186.7 in. (474.2 cm) Wheel Base: 111.2 in. (282.4 cm)
Height: 67.3 in. (170.9 cm) Width: 76 in. (193 cm)
Curb Weight: 4236 lbs (1921 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 32.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 DOHC Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1
Horsepower: 305 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Max Towing Capacity: 3500* lbs (1587 kgs) Maximum Speed: NA

*Properly equipped

Available Trims & Engine
Option:MKX AWD MSRP: $41,395; MPG: 17 city / 23 hwy

Engine & Performance

The MKX gets its power from a 3.7L V6 engine that makes 305 horsepower and 280 lbs-ft of torque. This engine is hooked up with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting ability. While the all-wheel drive models have a fuel economy rated at 17/23 mpg city/highway; the front-wheel models estimates at 19 mpg in city and 26 mpg on highway.

The all-wheel drive model can splint from 0 to 60 mpg in just 7.3 seconds. The MKX has a maximum towing capability of up to 3,500 lbs when well equipped.


The Lincoln MKX is available in 8 exterior color coats including cinnamon metallic, dark blue pearl metallic, and black among others. The MKX comes with several standard features that include: 18-inch polished alloy wheels, HID headlights, split-wing grille, rain sensing wipers, panoramic vista roof, power lift-gate and LED tail lamps.


The MKX has a well-trimmed cabin with stylish stitching, aluminum accents and quality materials. The SUV is fitted with a standard MyLincoln Touch interface that consists of 3 display screens and ability to give for various phones, audio, and navigation commandments through voice.

All rows have adequate space especially in the rear row where 3 people can sit comfortably. The 2012 Lincoln MKX has a cargo space of 32.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats. This space can be maximized to 69 cubic feet, when the second row is folded.

Other standard features include: heated and cooled leather front seats, rear view camera system, heated steering wheel, and dual-zone electronic climate control.

Safety & Reliability

The 2012 Lincoln MKX safety features guarantee the safety of the occupants in case a collision occurs. Some of the standard safety features include: stability and traction control, antilock disk brakes, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, driver and passenger airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, child safety locks and 4-wheel ABS.

Another key safety feature is the MyKey system that allows the driver to limit the top speed and radio volume. An optional blind-spot warning system is also a notable safety feature for the MKX. This SUV is backed with a 4-year or 50,000 mile bumper to bumper Lincoln warranty, as well as a 6-year or 70,000 mile engine warranty.


  • Cushy ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Quiet cabin
  • High-tech luxury features
  • Many standard features


  • Polarizing exterior.
  • MyLincoln Touch is a bit confusing.
  • Performance is not very sporty.

In general, the combination of technical features, distinctive looks, quality materials and stylish interior are hard to beat and makes this SUV to be one of the most preferred luxury midsize SUV.

The 2012 Lincoln MKX is also less expensive than several other midsize SUVs. For these reasons, if you are in the market looking for a midsize crossover, then the MKV is in no doubt a great choice for you.

Luxury SUVs are made those who have made a name for themselves, this includes the likes of the Lexus RX (MSRP $39,075; 18 city / 25 hwy), the Cadillac SRX (MSRP $40,515; 17 city / 24 hwy), and the Infiniti FX (MSRP $43,700; 16 city / 23 hwy).

Overall Rating
79 out of 100

What others say:

“A well-conceived cabin has lots of room for adults and a fair amount of cargo–and the 2012 MKX’s MyLincoln Touch gives the impression of high-tech quality.”Car Connection

“MKX is not particularly sporty or engaging to drive, but that’s not its primary mission. For a vehicle that emphasizes luxury touring, this Lincoln is more than competent. Steering feel is good on the highway, but it’s a bit too heavy in low-speed driving. Body lean in fast turns is moderate, and the brakes have decent overall stopping control despite slightly spongy pedal action.”Consumer Guide

“The Lincoln MKX is a strong performer, with both commendable acceleration and a compliant ride. All-wheel drive helps keep things under control during hard acceleration, which can cause torque steer…”KBB

“The 2012 Lincoln MKX is a respectable choice for a luxury crossover thanks to its well-rounded performance, well-trimmed and roomy cabin, and generous list of standard features.”Edmunds