Would you consider a luxury vehicle truly luxurious if it didn't have what everyone else seems to have these days? That would be a "thinking" all-wheel drive system.
Lincoln calls it Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, and we'll accept that name. The system continuously alters the distribution of torque to the axles based on constant monitoring of each wheel for the slightest sign of slippage. The available AdvanceTrac technology features Roll Stability Control to maximize safety by enabling the system to also transfer torque from side-to-side.
The power source of the MKX is its 3-5-liter, 265-horsepower V6, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. And get this: it runs on regular.
The list of standard features includes automatic transmission, leather seats, and a well-appointed interior with wood and brushed nickel. A luxury-tuned four-wheel independent suspension makes the ride plush; the handling is also notable.
Other items on the standard list are 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels, a chrome-finished dual exhaust, an audio system with 6-CD changer and 6 speakers (MP3 capable), 8-way power adjust on front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Additional safety features include air bags, remote keyless entry, an anti-theft system, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.
Optional equipment is available in various packages. Among the items you can add are heated and coooled front seats, heated rear seats, the panoramic Vista Roof, 600-watt audio system with 14 speakers and subwoofer, Sirius Satellite Radio, roof rails, navigation system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 18-inch chrome wheels, adaptive headlamps, and illuminated entry. There is also a Class II trailer-tow package (towing limit is 3500 pounds), and an option for adaptive headlights, which swivel to illuminate around bends.