“After 900 miles behind the wheel of the 2016 MKX in the Pacific Northwest, there was a very clear verdict: While the quality, execution, and dynamics of the excellent MKC were class-leading surprises, the characteristics of the MKX fall closer to the middle of the pack. …
Shift paddles are located behind the steering wheel, although you’ll feel every upshift and downshift and the result can feel occasionally clunky. Our tester’s steering was fairly vague, even in Sport mode, and touchy brakes took getting used to.
True to its target, this MKX is not a sporty performer. That’s a shame, given how well the MKC sheds perception of the brand’s dowdiness.
With a new RX sport-utility just around the corner, the time is ripe for a new challenger. To Lincoln’s point, few automakers are taking on the challenge to build a luxurious SUV with no performance-oriented pretenses. The MKX advances Lincoln’s ambitions to be considered as a serious luxury automaker, but is not luxurious enough to command a $60,000+ price tag, as our tester was equipped.” -- New York Daily News