In case you are shopping for a 2018 Lincoln MKT, it’s likely because you want something unique and you have taken a shine to Lincoln’s bespoke styling. Love it or hate it, the MKT’s melodramatic roof line aides it in standing out in the sea of other luxury SUVs with three rows of seating. Once settled inside an MKT, you will find that the big Lincoln’s interior build quality and materials are on par with most of its luxury brand competitors. The vehicle is also well-insulated, and the intense quiet adds to the plush, cosseting passenger environment especially on long riding expeditions.
Feature in its high-level of standard equipment and technology, convenience and comfort features such as the automated parallel parking, full suite of advanced safety features and the heated/ventilated 2nd-row of seats, and the 2018 Lincoln MKT delivers on its extravagance promise. Despite the vehicle being a large, three row crossover, its performance is pretty amazing, too. The 2018 Lincoln MKT suite of InCar entertainment, convenience, and safety features are expected to offer exemplary example of how a luxury vehicle ought to be.
The vehicle, just like many in the luxury segment, will have to contend with others in a fierce battle. Truth be told, the new 2018 Lincoln MKT is up against stiff competition. Leading the competition against the Lincoln MKT are the likes of Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Buick Enclave. The vehicles offer similar or better performance and not as much of fastidious electronic control interfaces. You can also check out Ford Flex, essentially the same vehicle as MKT, but with a different styling and a lower price tag.
Exterior Changes & Interior Photos – 2018 Lincoln MKT
First things first, the new 2018 Lincoln MKT is a large luxury SUV available with three rows of seats. The vehicle, just like its predecessor, is expected to come in two trims: MKT and MKT EcoBoost. Standard equipment on the base MKT includes adaptive xenon headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic high beams, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, eight-way power front seats, 60/40-split-folding heated second-row seats (outboard only), power-adjustable pedals, 50/50-split-folding third-row seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, retractable manual second-row sunshades, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 110-volt power outlet. Electronic features include the MyLincoln Touch touchscreen electronic interface, Sync voice command system, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, and an eight-speaker sound system with a satellite radio, CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a iPod /USB interface.
The MKT EcoBoost model adds an all-wheel drive, adaptive suspension shock absorbers with three driver-selectable modes and a more powerful turbocharged V6 engine. From there, you can add the optional Elite package providing a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts, a power-folding/tumble feature for third row of seat, a heated steering wheel, a 14-speaker premium audio system and a navigation system with voice-control capability.
The optional Technology package includes adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping alert/assist system, a forward collision warning system with brake support, and an automatic parallel-parking assist system. Stand-alone options for the EcoBoost model include heated and ventilated sliding second-row captain’s chairs, 20-inch wheels, a second-row refrigerator console, a rear DVD entertainment system, a power panoramic glass roof and metallic interior trim.
Engine Specs – 2018 Lincoln MKT
Standard MKT trim model will feature a 3.7L V6 engine under its hood. The powerplant is capable of generating around 303 hp an 278 pounds of torque.it will be able to drive the front wheels via a 6-speed auto transmission system. According to EPA, the fuel economy for the 2018 Lincoln MKT should be better than 2015 model’s 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The 2018 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost will come with an even more powerful engine. The 3.5L turbocharged V6 will be capable of yielding 365 hp and 350 pounds of torque. Both the AWD system and 6-speed auto come in as standard features. The fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Lincoln MKT were 16/23/18 mpg. The 2018 model according to some sources, will improve by 1mpg in combined mode.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Lincoln MKT
With the competition getting hotter and hotter every year, the upcoming 2018 Lincoln MKT will have to face its arch rivals such as the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60 with a lot of confidence. It is still early to speculate about its release date and pricing for now. However, we should expect it to cost its buyers almost the same as the existing model.