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2007 Lincoln MKX Review

This review was written when the 2007 Lincoln MKX was new.

The MKX is a crossover vehicle that rides, drives and sips fuel like a sedan, while offering the spaciousness and cargo space of an SUV -- with stellar safety to boot. However, it doesn't deliver on the value or seating comfort of its competitors. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, you should also consider the Mazda CX-7 or GMC Acadia.

Lincoln's first crossover vehicle (sometimes called a CUV), the 2007 MKX, offers a refined, smooth ride and is filled to its very spacious brim with luxury features. BusinessWeek says the MKX has "all the virtues of an SUV -- ample interior space, available all-wheel drive, a high driving position -- and lacking the major drawback, lousy fuel economy." Plus, with exceptional crash scores, the MKX is no slouch in the safety department either. "The MKX provides a refined, smooth driving experience in a people-hauler that may be one of the most crashworthy cars on the market," confirms Cars.com.

Reviewers are conflicted over whether the MKX is worth the premium cost it carries as compared with similar SUVs. It costs about $5,000 more than the Ford Edge, its sister car, which "in SEL Plus trim provides the same package, the same excellent powertrain and most of the same standard equipment," according to Edmunds. Cars.com notes, "The Lincoln has more standard equipment, but much of what makes the MKX good -- its size, drivability and versatility -- is available in the entry-level Edge, which is far cheaper. It's up to the individual, but I think Lincoln needs to do more if it wants to command higher prices." Either way, buyers can take solace in the fact that Kelley Blue Book predicts the MKX "will retain an average residual value over time, besting the Cadillac SRX but below the Lexus RX 350's expected residual." However, IntelliChoice gives the base model a value rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class.

The 2007 Lincoln MKX is available in FWD and AWD versions. Optional for both is the Ultimate Package, the Elite Package and the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package.

Review Last Updated: 5/2/08

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