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I test drove the 2016 MKX today. It was a pre-production model and will be destroyed after they are done with it. It looks very much like the MKC inside and out, only larger. It does have a few additional bells and whistles like 360 degree perimeter view. Several cameras and sensors display on the touch screen when you are sitting still or moving below 10 mph. Gives you a birds eye view of what is going on around you. Larger moon roof and panoramic roof. Buttons in the cargo area to release the rear split back seats. Start/Stop button is mounted 2 or 3 inches below the PRNDS stack all by itself. Satellite antenna is a very small bump in the rear roof line. The premium stereo system is custom designed for Lincoln by Revel, I guess a very high end system from Harman with 19 or 23 speakers depending on the package level. Tire pressure monitor in the speedometer cluster. It drove great- tight with no roll in the turns, it did have a smoother ride than my MKC Reserve I believe due to the longer, wider wheelbase. Price looks like it could go as high as $63,000 for the top level with all of the additional options. This vehicle had the current V6 engine, engines could be different in the production model. Production should start in July.

I love my MKC and really like the new MKX, if I was to consider another vehicle, the MKX would definetly be at the top. Since I have had the MKC for only 9 months, it may be a year or two or longer to find out.

5 or 6 thumbs up!!! Oh wait, I think only 2 thumbs up are allowed on that scale.
 

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I test drove the 2016 MKX today. It was a pre-production model and will be destroyed after they are done with it. It looks very much like the MKC inside and out, only larger. It does have a few additional bells and whistles like 360 degree perimeter view. Several cameras and sensors display on the touch screen when you are sitting still or moving below 10 mph. Gives you a birds eye view of what is going on around you. Larger moon roof and panoramic roof. Buttons in the cargo area to release the rear split back seats. Start/Stop button is mounted 2 or 3 inches below the PRNDS stack all by itself. Satellite antenna is a very small bump in the rear roof line. The premium stereo system is custom designed for Lincoln by Revel, I guess a very high end system from Harman with 19 or 23 speakers depending on the package level. Tire pressure monitor in the speedometer cluster. It drove great- tight with no roll in the turns, it did have a smoother ride than my MKC Reserve I believe due to the longer, wider wheelbase. Price looks like it could go as high as $63,000 for the top level with all of the additional options. This vehicle had the current V6 engine, engines could be different in the production model. Production should start in July.

I love my MKC and really like the new MKX, if I was to consider another vehicle, the MKX would definetly be at the top. Since I have had the MKC for only 9 months, it may be a year or two or longer to find out.

5 or 6 thumbs up!!! Oh wait, I think only 2 thumbs up are allowed on that scale.
1. Was that smooth ride with the 20" wheels?
2. Did it have the floor hump at front passenger foot area that gets in the way like in the MKC?
 

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Nice! I saw the new MKX at NY car show but it was locked and you could not sit inside unfortunately.

I love my MKC but wish it had a few things the other cars I was looking at had. One was that 360 camera (was going to buy Infiniti for it). It's so nice to be able to see all around your car before pulling out. I have a small child and am around areas with a lot kids so having that camera would be nice. It sounds great you can view it under 10mph too.

Did you get a chance to actually listen to the new stereo? Does it blow THX away or just "better"?
Power buttons for seats in back sound great. I like that the Sirius antenna is low profile and doesn't stick out.

Good to hear the ride is comparable. I was torn between big and small SUV. I had the big SRX which I hated to drive (personal, it's too big for my driving tastes but overall I had no complaints of my 6 years with the srx). I was used to driving sports cars literally and went to that big beast! I love the drive of the MKC and the smaller SUV for sure but no doubt miss the room and cargo space.

When I saw the MKX coming out just a few months after I bought my MKC I was a little bummed. I might have gone right to that but in reality this was a big chance buying the MKC. Our first Lincoln so investment wise (bought loaded) I guess it's better we get our feet wet with the MKC. unfortunately I am having issues with it, the dealer, and ford which is souring me completely. I hoping it all works out in the end so I can consider upgrading but if things keep going downhill with this purchase my husband would never let me spend the $$$ on another Lincoln...we would go back to Audi or MB(although I have personally never liked MB suv, gla beautiful but too small and the ml and gla too boxy and truck-like for my tastes).

Would love to see the MKX have a heads up display too, missing that option that the higher end Lexus,BMW.

Price-wise yes the MKX is going to get up to around possibly 65K with all the goodies. And if you want black label (which I of course do, missed that on the MKC, wasn't available yet) that will even be more. Have to start comparing other vehicles/options you can get for that amount of coin.

And the engines...anyone know the difference between the v6 tri-vct and eco boost? I tried asking concierge but they had no info, no specs, gas mileage, anything.

I love the drive/handling of MKC and would want a similar ride with the MKX. It sounds like they are comparable and better with a little wider wheelbase.

Anyone have a link/info about the engines?

Dealer said they should have MKX on their lots in the fall(September maybe) so we will all be able to test drive and look at them pretty soon-for those considering an upgrade.
 

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That's right. Forgot about sync 3. Definitely looks like a nice update in sync. Let's just hope it's not buggy in the beginning like the sync my husband got in his 2013 escape. He had a lot of problems but since his update its been fine
 

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Sorry, I don't know for sure which wheels it had or if the hump was still there on the floor. Since this is a pre-production vehicle, they put on a lot of options on it that might not be available in the real world. A couple of examples are: there was a AWD badge on the tailgate but it was not an AWD vehicle, the interior color, kind of a pumpkin color is not available with the Bronze Fire Metallic exterior.
 

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The salesman played the "Demo" sample kind of like the THX sound byte.... It sounded fine, not enough time to really compare...
 

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I don't think Sync 3 was installed, I didn't even ask that question.... The time went so quick.
I forgot, they put a button to open the glove box below the emergency flasher/parallel parking buttons.
The extra room in the back seat area is very much noticed and needed.
 

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You mentioned: "tire pressure monitor in the speedometer cluster."

Does it have exact tire pressure reading for each tire, or just an indicator if one is low, or all are low?

Wish I had the exact readout like many of the GM vehicles on my MKC!
 

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Looking forward to test driving the MKX come late summer time.

We are very pleased with our MKC as we took our time and knew fully what we were "purchasing", not a lease. If the future MKX was out, it would have been our choice as I prefer a midsize vehicle. My wife is very pleased with her MKC for the time being. Our plan is that next vehicle will most likely be a 2017; will replace my Jeep G/C in early April of 17, which I'm also very well pleased with! So; depending what their new Grand Cherokee looks and feels like, that, or the MKX will be my only two choices. I have no problem going near the 60 price for our next vehicle and will do. If I chose the G/C, then the MKX will most likely replace the MKC in spring 2019.
 

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I researched the MKC almost too much, but loved it the day I took it home. After a week or so, I realized that the cargo area was too small for my real estate (and golf club) needs but with folding seats, it was fine. I thoroughly enjoy everything else about it BUT, the day the first MKX hits the lot, I will be checking it out closely and, if it is adequately larger but not too much, I'll change in a heartbeat! The two vehicles are obvious siblings in appearance and have all the creature comforts I've ever wanted. I'll definitely go AWD too!
 

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I researched the MKC almost too much, but loved it the day I took it home. After a week or so, I realized that the cargo area was too small for my real estate (and golf club) needs but with folding seats, it was fine. I thoroughly enjoy everything else about it BUT, the day the first MKX hits the lot, I will be checking it out closely and, if it is adequately larger but not too much, I'll change in a heartbeat! The two vehicles are obvious siblings in appearance and have all the creature comforts I've ever wanted. I'll definitely go AWD too!
Surprising the Lexus NX is golfer friendly surprisingly and it seems smaller than the MKC!
 

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Surprising the Lexus NX is golfer friendly surprisingly and it seems smaller than the MKC![/QUOTE

They're comparable in cargo size and overall. The MKC has slightly more room in the seating areas (front head and legroom) and rear seat area is slightly larger in the MKC.
 

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