First gen MKX was sporty and upscale
History/Description: The MKX was Lincoln’s venture into the luxury crossover segment occupied by such brands as BMW, Infiniti, Acura and Audi when it launched for the 2007 model year. Like most of its competition, it packed V6 power, available all-wheel drive, heaps of leather and numerous high-end features like a premium audio system by THX, leather seating, Bluetooth, navigation, an oversized sunroof and plenty more.
Look for all models with a six-speed automatic transmission and 3.5L 265-horsepower engine. The MKX would seat five and was noted for its unique looks and spirited performance. The MKX didn’t offer up a V8 engine, a low range or huge towing capacities – though it should work well as an all-weather on-road cruiser that’s capable of light to moderate off-road work, too.
What Owners Like: Styling, comfort, power, and handling are often highly rated by MKX owners. Many note that despite its comfort on long voyages, the MKX has a potent, sporty side. The THX stereo system, interior roominess, flexibility and seat comfort are highly rated as well.
What Owners Dislike: Many MKX owners wish for more steering feel, better fuel economy, stronger feedback through the brake pedal, and longer life from the factory tires.
Common Issues: The first-generation MKX may suffer from several fairly minor issues that test drivers should be familiar with.
First off, numerous reports of bad rear wheel bearings mean that test drivers should ‘listen’ for a fairly loud roaring noise from the rear of the vehicle. If present, be sure to have the repair calculated into your purchase price.
The sensors and computer that control the MKX’s transmission may also be an issue, so note any clumsy, hard shifting or slipping as you drive. If any of the above are present, a mechanic should check the vehicle over to determine why.
“Check Engine” or other warning lights can illuminate for numerous reasons – many of which are sensor related. Be sure to note the presence of any such lights in the instrument cluster. Also, an “ABS” or “Traction Control” light may illuminate because of a problem with the wheel-speed sensors.
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