2010 Lincoln MKT Review

2010 Lincoln MKT Review  - Reviews - Lincoln MKT

With a powerful engine and seating for seven, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets a lot of things right. It's a fun-to-drive luxury crossover with a head-turning look, but its family-friendly features need some refining.

I first saw the MKT as a concept car at the 2008 Detroit auto show, so I was excited to finally get behind the wheel of Lincoln's first crossover. The 2010 MKT starts at $44,200 for the base model; my top-of-the-line test car cost $55,885. What I learned during my weeklong test drive is the MKT isn't sure it wants to be a family car. As I drove the MKT I hoped that ultimately it'd be a family-hauling hero, but it fell short.

The MKT's interesting design, EcoBoost engine and three sets of Latch connectors are among the features that could make it a hero to some families. However, its big rear end, not-so-great gas mileage and problems getting to the third row were among the negatives that quickly stacked up as I tested this car.

I did enjoy driving this crossover, and despite its large size it felt athletic. It accelerated like a crazed racehorse out of the gate; I even squealed the tires coming out of the pediatrician's parking lot one day. I drove the MKT to a friend's cabin at a very high altitude and there was never any sense that the MKT couldn't take whatever I threw at it. The brakes were responsive and the steering nimble. However, the turning radius was awful, and parking the MKT was tough because of it (and its length).

See also:

Auxiliary power point (12v dc)
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object in the power outlet as this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Do not hang any type of accessory or acc ...

Safety belt system
WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can be properly r ...

Second-row non-adjustable head restraints
Your vehicle is equipped with second row outboard head restraints that are non-adjustable. WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, the driver and passenger occupants ...