Claremore Driveway: 2013 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln MKX

It’s hard for me to keep straight the MK-whatever names on Lincolns, but this is the Crossover MKX. Before the 2011 redux  these looked kind of stubby to me, like a Ford Edge with a different grill and seats (that’s probably what it was). But the new models have a look I like, the kind Pontiac used to call “Bold “ Styling.

The seats were surprisingly comfortable and the leather trim was nice. Heat and vents in the seats are standard.

Ford has gotten a lot of flack over their Sync system that works the dash. Despite the “improvements,” the thing is not at all intuitive. It is ridiculously hard to operate until you figure it out, then it’s actually pretty cool, and not that different from the Cadillac ATS.

One of these was handy the other day and I drove my grandkids up to Woolaroc.

She was very comfortable, quiet and smooth compared to other cars in this price range at the Melton Gallery.

I see these new running over $40k. But in today’s slightly depressed market, 2013 models are available in the high $20k range. We stock them at the Gallery. Don’t think I’d pay the $40k deal, but in high $20’s the car compares favorably to other cars for the money such as Mercedes GLK and BMW X3, not to mention Ford Explorers.

Oh, and I forget, these also have been upgraded to the 4 year, 50k basic warranty, which gets it up to snuff with its European competitors. Can’t hurt.

My name is Robby Melton, and I’m a car nut. The best part of my job at Melton Sales is that I get to drive a different hot car home every night.

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