A crossover provides the best of both worlds to its passengers by combining the positive qualities of an SUV and a regular car. It's built like an SUV but at the same time utilizes a platform that's intended for regular cars. That unique design affords a crossover several advantages. A crossover boasts of the generous interior space, the excellent crash protection, and the rugged appearance of an SUV. And because it's based on a car platform, a crossover doesn't have the trademark disadvantages of SUVs, which include heavy weight, reduced drivability compared to cars, and poor fuel mileage. The Lincoln MKX is such a vehicle. It's a midsize five-door crossover SUV from Ford's luxury division and is one of the most popular crossovers today.
The Lincoln MKX debuted in 2006 (as a 2007 model). Much like most Lincoln automobiles, the MKX shares several similarities with a Ford vehicle, the Ford Edge, which is also a crossover. Both vehicles are based on the same Ford CD3 platform that's used in sedans such as the Lincoln Zephyr and the Ford Fusion. Even the MKX's and the Edge's drivetrain and body panels are identical. Basically, only a few style elements and premium features separate the MKX from the Edge.
The Lincoln MKX is powered by a 3.5-L Duratec 35 V6 engine, which is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The default drivetrain configuration of the MKX is front-wheel drive, but the option to go for all-wheel drive is also available. Other prominent Lincoln MKX parts include power windows, automatic headlights, dual power-heated mirrors with puddle lamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated seats, a tire pressure monitor, airbags, and a six-speaker AM/FM stereo radio that has a six-disc CD changer. With those features, it's not hard to see why the MKX is regarded as one of the best luxury crossovers in the market.