Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) adds an extra measure of precision when opening/closing the intake/exhaust valves, contributing to fuel efficiency and power output, as load conditions demand along the entire power band. As a result, the Lincoln MKT delivers 303 horsepower and 279 lb.-ft. of torque, and it has an EPA-estimated rating of 16 city/ 24 hwy/ 19 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.
The six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission offers the excitement of a stick shift with the convenience of an automatic. The wheel-mounted paddle shifters on the Lincoln MKT allow you to shift gears quickly without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Or, simply relax and let the automatic mode glide efficiently through all six speeds.
Available Intelligent AWD uses sensors to constantly monitor traction. It balances torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheelslip can even occur.
It happens on occasion – you come around a curve a bit too fast. That’s why you’ll be glad to know that the Lincoln MKT comes with Curve Control, an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™. If it detects that you’re entering a curve too quickly, it will apply four-wheel braking, while also employing throttle reduction, to help reduce your speed.
There’s no doubt that LED wraparound taillamps command attention on the Lincoln MKT. With lighting that’s punctuated by sleek chrome accents, they’re the perfect finish to an impressive exterior design bolstered by quality craftsmanship.
The available adaptive HID headlamps with auto high beams can help make night driving easier. The lights turn with the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed to allow a greater field of vision around the darkest curves.
Create an inviting, strikingly luxe environment when you opt for the genuine wood trim in high-gloss Brown Swirl Walnut or Espresso Ash Swirl open-pore wood. These unique wood trims further embellish the center console, steering wheel and door appliqués.
The Lincoln MKT offers an optional second-row refrigerated console. The unique design blends seamlessly with the front-row console and offers the luxury of refrigeration anywhere you go. Unlike systems that just keep beverages cold, the compressor-driven unit in the Lincoln MKT can chill up to seven 12-oz. cans, four half-liter bottles or two 20-oz. bottles to temperatures as low as 41°F. Should you need a freeze mode, there’s that too.
Putting your hands on a cold steering wheel is a thing of the past with the available heated wheel, wrapped in leather with exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious comfort.
This optional, state-of-the-art THX® II Certified Audio System was specifically designed and acoustically engineered for the Lincoln MKT. It features 14 strategically placed speakers and a 14-channel amp with 700 watts of power.
Whenever you’re in Reverse, the standard rear view camera on the Lincoln MKT transmits an image of the space directly behind the vehicle to the eight-inch touch screen. Color bars help you judge the distance between your vehicle and surrounding objects. The Reverse Sensing System alerts you with an audible tone when there are objects detected behind the vehicle up to six feet away. The closer you get to the object, the quicker the tone.
Available adaptive cruise control functions just like traditional cruise control — but with one important difference. When the sensors detect traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle also slows down. And when traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the set speed. Forward collision warning with brake support can alert you if it senses a possible collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield and provides an audible warning. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will precharge and provide full responsiveness when you apply the brakes.