Premium-midsize crossover from Lincoln will be released very soon and it will be sold under the name 2018 Lincoln MKX. Future Lincoln MKX 2018 should be offered in Premiere, Select and Reserve trims. They could also repeat three Black Label models: Modern Heritage, Indulgence and Thoroughbred. 2018 MKX design will be carried over from the current version. Interior will be equipped with leather upholstery, power panoramic sunroof, cooled and heated front seats with 22-way power adjustment, LED accent lighting, Sync 3 infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, 19-speaker sound system and GPS. Other systems and features will include LED daytime running lights, hands-free power liftgate, 18- or 20-inch wheels, rear-obstacle detection, blind-spot alert, adaptive LED headlights, rear cross-traffic alert, power folding mirrors, surround-view camera, hands-free parallel parking, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, rains sensors and heated steering wheel.
2018 Lincoln MKX engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Lincoln MKX engine choice will still consist of two powertrains. MKX base engine is 3.7-liter V6 unit with ability to generate 303 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Second choice is 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will send power to the front wheels through six speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive system will be available only as optional upgrade. 2018 Lincoln MKX fuel economy should be same as on 2017 MKX. 3.7-liter version with front-wheel drive will do 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, averaging 20 mpg, while with all-wheel drive it will do 16/23/19 mpg. 2.7-liter version is rated at 17/26/21 mpg with front-wheel drive and 17/24/19 mpg with all-wheel drive.
2018 Lincoln MKX release date and price review
2018 Lincoln MKX price range will almost certainly increase compared to current versions. Expect MKX Premiere price to be set at $40,000, while select version will sell for $43,000. Reserve trim will be priced at $47,000 and Black Label trim at $55,000. If you opt for AWD and 2.7-liter turbo engine, price could go up for almost $5,000. Best rivals on the market will be Infiniti QX70, Lexus RX, BMW X5, Cadillac XT5, Mercedes GLE and Land Rover Range Rover Sport. 2018 Lincoln MKX release date is expected in fall of 2017.