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The 2020 Lincoln MKT is a full-size luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that sits between the Lincoln Aviator and the Lincoln Navigator within the Lincoln lineup. Capable of seating up to seven passengers, the Lincoln MKT is one of the longest utility vehicles sold by the Lincoln Motor Company. When it was first introduced for the 2010 model year, the MKT was considered to be the largest and fastest luxury crossover in its price range.

In the interest of fuel economy, Lincoln adapted several weight-saving techniques to the MKT’s body. For instance, the tailgate utilizes a mixture of magnesium and aluminum. Magnesium is also used for the radiator support frame as well as the frames of the rear seatbacks and the lower seat cushions.

Changes, Updates, New Features

With the return of the Lincoln Aviator, it is currently unclear if the MKT will continue to exist beyond the 2020 model year. Except for a few notable changes such as a mild facelift and the discontinuation of the 3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 engine, the vehicle is virtually unchanged since it was first launched.

Exterior

  • The MKT’s styling is halfway between that of a sport utility vehicle and a large station wagon, with a clean, elegant and modern look.
  • While the rest of the Lincoln lineup now gets a one piece signature chrome grille, the MKT carries on with the two piece, “double-wing grille” design.
  • In 2016, the MKT’s vertical grille layout was replaced by a widely spaced horizontal look. The lower grille was also updated.

Interior

 

  • Like its exterior, the Lincoln MKT’s interior features a clean, uncluttered and premium look.
  • Six (2+2+2) or seven (2+3+2) passenger seating.
  • Full length glass roof allows for a well-lit and airy cabin.
  • Available 700-watt THX II Certified 5.1 audio system with 14 speakers and a subwoofer.
  • Continuously controlled damping (CCD) monitors and adjusts suspension for a softer ride.

Body Styles

 

The Lincoln MKT is a full-size luxury crossover utility vehicle that comes in only one body style no matter which trim level is selected. Total number of doors is five including the hatch.

However, unique styling cues are applied to the MKT Reserve model to distinguish it from the entry level MKT Standard. The Lincoln MKT Town Car Hearse and MKT Town Car Limousine fleet variants have entirely different body styles.

Model Line

  • MKT Standard
  • MKT Reserve
  • MKT Town Car (fleet only)

Powertrain

The 2020 Lincoln MKT only offers one engine choice. However, a turbocharged four-cylinder option is available exclusively for the Town Car fleet variant as a special-order option. The 3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 engine is also still available for fleet applications.

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
2.0L EcoBoost I4 (fleet only)Turbo237 @ 5,500 rpm250 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 (fleet only)Atmospheric300 @ 6,500 rpm275 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
3.5L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo365 @ 5,500 rpm350 @ 3,500 rpmSix-speed automatic

Models

The Lincoln MKT lineup received a few updates for the 2020 model year. The new model lineup is as follows:

Drive WheelsTrim LevelEngine
AWDStandard3.5L EcoBoost V6
AWDReserve3.5L EcoBoost V6
FWDTown Car (fleet)2.0L EcoBoost I4
AWDTown Car (fleet)3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6

Platform

All variations of the Lincoln MKT ride on the Ford D4 platform shared with the following vehicles:

Production

The Lincoln MKT is assembled at the Ford of Canada Oakville Assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario alongside the Ford Edge, the Ford Flex and the Lincoln Nautilus.

Availability

All variants of the Lincoln MKT are available for order.

Beyond 2020

The year 2020 marks the last year of production for the Lincoln MKT. In reality, production for this vehicle ended at the third quarter of 2019. Remaining inventory will be sold all the way to the end of the second quarter of 2020. As we write this, Lincoln has not announced a replacement for this vehicle.

Discussion

Discuss the Lincoln MKT in our Lincoln forum.

News

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Specifications

Overview

ModelLincoln MKT
Body styleFull-size, three-row premium CUV
DrivelineTransverse, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
ConstructionUnitized welded steel body
Manufacturing locationOakville, Ontario, Canada
Key competitorsAcura MDX, Infiniti QX60

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
2.0L EcoBoost I4 (fleet only)Turbo237 @ 5,500 rpm250 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 (fleet only)Atmospheric300 @ 6,500 rpm275 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
3.5L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo365 @ 5,500 rpm350 @ 3,500 rpmSix-speed automatic

Gear Ratios

Gear2.0L EcoBoost I4 (fleet)3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6 (fleet)3.5L EcoBoost V6
FirstN/A4.48:14.48:1
SecondN/A2.87:12.87:1
ThirdN/A1.84:11.84:1
FourthN/A1.41:11.41:1
FifthN/A1.00:11.00:1
SixthN/A0.74:10.74:1
ReverseN/A2.88:12.88:1
Final drive3.16:13.16:13.16:1

Suspension

PositionType
FrontIndependent, MacPherson strut, rear-facing L-shaped lower control arm and stabilizer bar. Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD)
RearMultilink, fully independent with stamped steel lower control arm.Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD)

Wheels and Tires

2.0L EcoBoost I4 (fleet)3.7 Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 (fleet)3.5L EcoBoost V6
Standard Wheel Size & Type18" Premium Painted Aluminum19" Premium Painted Aluminum19' Premium Painted Aluminum
Standard Tire Size And TypeP235/60R18 all-season BSW235/55R19 all-season BSW235/55R19 all-season BSW
Optional Wheel Size & TypeN/AN/A20" Polished Aluminum
Optional Tire Size And TypeN/AN/A235/40R20 all-season BSW

Brakes

LocationTypeRotor Size and Type
FrontTwo piston brakes352 mm vented discs with vented hat section
RearSolid brakes345 mm vented discs

Dimensions

Exterior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Wheelbase117.9
Length207.6
Height67.4
Width (including mirrors)85.7
Front track65.4
Rear track65.3

Interior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Front headroom40.1
Rear headroom (second row)39
Rear headroom (third row)33.5
Front legroom43
Rear legroom (second row)41.8
Rear legroom (third row)33
Front shoulder room58.6
Rear shoulder room (second row)58.1
Rear should room (third row)49.1
Seating capacity5 to 7

Capacities

CapacityValue
Base curb weight (2.0L EcoBoost I4 - fleet only)N/A
Base curb weight (3.7 Ti-VCT Cyclone V6 - fleet only)4,702 lb
Base curb weight (3.5L EcoBoost V6)4,942 lb
Cargo volume (behind third row)17.9 cu-ft
Cargo volume (behind second row)39.6 cu-ft
Cargo volume (behind second row)75.9 cu-ft
Towing capacity4,500 lb

Pricing

Trim LevelEngineDrive WheelsStarting MSRP
Standard3.5L EcoBoost V6AWD$49,500
Reserve3.5L EcoBoost V6AWD$52,500
Town Car (fleet)2.0L EcoBoost I4FWDMSRP available on order
Town Car (fleet)3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6AWDMSRP available on order

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