Lincoln MKT Review

16/24  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
37.2  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Lincoln MKT?

The Lincoln MKT makes a great passenger-hauler thanks to a roomy cabin, comfortable seats, a whisper-quiet interior, and a wide range of comfort features. It also provides a smooth turbo power, a top-tier infotainment system, and a generous cargo capacity. For 2018, Lincoln renames the trims: the base MKT and EcoBoost are now Premiere and Reserve, respectively. Also, the model gets three new exterior colors namely Iced Mocha Metallic, Blue Diamond Metallic, and Ivory Pearl Metallic.

2018 Lincoln MKT

High-Tech Features

The 2018 Lincoln MKT is a large three-row crossover wagon available in two trim specifications: Premiere and Reserve. It provides seating for seven passengers standard; although opting for the optional captain's chairs on the second row reduces capacity to six. Lincoln builds the MKT with comfort-seeking crossover buyers in mind: therefore, you get plenty of optional and standard equipment regardless of the trim that you choose.

The Premier model carries such features as 19-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, remote engine start, adaptive xenon headlights, a fixed glass sunroof, a rear-view camera, keyless ignition and entry, and rear parking sensors. The interior is home to leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a tri-zone climate control, 60/40-split folding second-row seats, retractable second-row sunshades, power front seats with heating and ventilation, 50/50-split folding third-row seats, and driver-seat memory settings.

On the tech front, the Premier offers the Sync 3 infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Reserve comes with the same features but includes standard all-wheel drive and adaptive suspension dampers standard.

Additionally, drivers can soup up their Reserve trims with several trim-specific packages. The Elite Package adds power-folding third-row seats, a navigation system, a tailgate seating feature, a premium 14-speaker sound system, and a heated steering wheel. The optional Technology Package that works in liaison with the Elite Package brings a myriad of advanced safety equipment.

The 2018 MKT Reserve further benefits from a number of stand-alone features highlighted by 20-inch wheels, second-row captain's chairs with heating and ventilation, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a panoramic power sunroof. Adding the captain's chairs allows you to fit in an available second-row refrigerator console.

Engine, Transmission & MPG Specs

2018 Lincoln MKTPowering the 2018 Lincoln MKT Premium is a 3.7-liter V-6 that manufactures a respectable 303 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque. The Reserve model ups the ante with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 worth 365 hp and 350 lb-ft. The Premium and Reserve models come standard with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, respectively. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission. The Premium 3.7-liter engine returns 16/24 mpg city/highway with FWD and 16/23 mpg with AWD. The Reserve's AWD configuration ranks at 15/21 mpg.

Lincoln MKT Safety

2018 Lincoln MKTThe aforementioned Elite and Technology packages bundle a decent collection of safety equipment. The Elite package features a blind-spot monitoring system and a rear cross-traffic alert function. The Technology suite packs adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning and intervention system, a forward collision warning system, and an automatic parking assist system.

The NHTSA has not conducted all tests on the 2018 Lincoln MKT but its preliminary examination of the model's rollover protection produced a four-star rating (five stars is the highest score). The IIHS was impressed enough to give the vehicle its highest-possible score of "Good" on all but the headlights test which earned a "Marginal" rating. The available forward collision warning system slightly missed out on the "Superior" score but still attained the respectable second-best score of "Basic" meaning that it performs as it should.

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