The Lincoln MKX has it made with luxury and room

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2017 Lincoln MKX 
Reserve AWD
• Full-Size Pickup, 4WD
• 2.7L GTDI V6 Engine
• 6-speed Selectshift automatic transmission
• Sideview mirrors, heated, autofold, signal and security approach
• Leather seats with heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats
• Embedded modem with Smartphone Integrated Tec: remote start, remote lock/unlock, vehicle find
• 6 Year/70k Powertrain Limited Warranty. 4 Year/50k Basic Warranty & Pickup & Delivery service
• 19 mpg (17/24 city/hwy)
MSRP: Around $59.1k, pictured

As always, check with dealer for details



I’ve been rewatching “The Sopranos” recently, and it occurred to me that something happened around the time of that show. Somehow, the TV/Hollywood idea of the traditional ‘Mafia Staff Car’ moved away from the old, giant sedan to the SUV and even the crossover.
Why? Well, as I was driving the 2017 Lincoln MKX, I realized that it might be for many of the same reasons that I like it.
Hey, let’s be honest. There’s a good chance that (literally or figuratively) we’ve all at sometime enjoyed the nice piece of capicola. If you’re like me, you like some room to be able to carry the extra weight, and the cabin of the MKX had plenty of room. While I’ll be honest and say that there are better spaces for people that are at my 6’10” height, the adjustability of the MKX’s seat makes it a comfortable space indeed.
It’s a 22-way adjustable seat. 22. From extending the base of the seat to support the legs to adjust upper and lower lumbar support and side supports. Even the headrest moves forward and backward. This is a seat that you could find yourself very comfortable in, if you know what I mean, even for people whose nicknames are “Big” something or “Skinny” something.
There’s even upper and lower massage functions, in case you’ve had one of those really stressful days at work.
If you’re dressing to impress, the interior is built to accommodate. Gorgeous, rich leather (they call it hazelnut) covers the seats, and the Lincoln simplified design is evident, with the push-button gearshift up the side of the center panel. It makes it particularly comfortable to drive.
The rear-view camera is handy for seeing who’s coming up behind you, or for, you know, backing the car up. (Wink wink.)
Now, I’m fond of big sedans (being a big guy myself), but the crossover offers a lot of benefit. Lighter, more efficient design keeps the points from adding up from your fuel bill. The 2.7L V6 engine had surprising pep, but it still has a smooth polite ride that you’d expect, without even needing to give it a good talking to.
Inside, the sound is quiet to match the smooth ride, with space for four decent sized guys (with one more that’s either nicknamed “The Snake” or that you might ‘put the squeeze on,’ you know, by sitting on either side…).
And the all-wheel drive is great for impromptu trips out to the desert (day or night).
There’s also versatile cargo area, with more room if you might not need all of the seating. The rear seats split 60/40 and fold flat so you can carry some extra cargo and extra help and maybe some shovels, for, you know, flowers. (I know what you were thinking.)
The nav system could even help remind you where you planted the…flowers. And help you get back when you needed to.
If you were looking to make a sharp vehicle and had a sit down to iron out a compromise between looks, comfort, cargo and people, the win-win would look like the Lincoln MKX from Western Slope Ford Lincoln, west of Mesa Mall on 6 & 50. While I recommend using the MKX for strictly legit purposes, no matter your outside trouble while you drive, the smooth ride, premium audio and massage seats will make you fuhgeddaboudit…





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