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Lincoln MKX, SUV
#672 of 831 MKX Engine
Aug 18, 2007 (7:56 am)
I was just reading in Edmunds that the 2008 Mazda CX-9 is going to have a 3.7 liter 270 hp engine. Can someone explain to me why Lincoln, which should be your top brand, does not get this engine, unless maybe it is in the plans for 2009MY? Why does Mazda get this engine and not Lincoln?
In order for better brand differentiation between Ford and Lincoln, you would think this makes sense. Comments?
#673 of 831 Re: MKX Engine [ottav]
Aug 18, 2007 (9:21 am)
Simple - it's not the same engine. Mazda is creating it's 3.7L engines in Japan with different engineers, manufacturing plant, etc. Even though they share the block and possibly other parts it's not the same engine.
Ford's 3.7L will debut with the MKS next summer so it's only a few months behind.
#674 of 831 Re: MKX Engine [akirby]
Aug 18, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Yes. It's like Mazda getting the CX-7 out well in advance of the Edge. Similar vehicles with some sharing of bits, but they are not the same platform and Mazda took some things and went its own way.
Mazda can be quicker than Ford to pull a project to Job 1 because it is not going through all of Ford's bureaucracy in designing and executing a product. But I hear Ford is working on getting things to market more quickly too.
#675 of 831 MKX armrests look uncomfortable...
Aug 19, 2007 (4:03 pm)
I looked at some MKX's on the lot today and although the seats look comfortable, I once had a car with hard-plastic armrests that were very uncomfortable and was one of the reasons I got rid of the car.
The armrests on the MKX look like flat slabs of hard plastic. How comfortable are they? Is the hand grip in the armrest a place where one's elbow could fall in?
Aug 20, 2007 (12:24 pm)
Anyone know what changes are ahead for the 08 model? The wife's minivan needs to be replaced, and she likes the MKX. However, I'm not really sold as to me it sure seems like we can get more out of a MDX than a MKX for about the same price.
I mean, it seems like the same gas mileage, but with HID headlights and a third row seat thrown in for the same price. Not to mention we like the Acura's green color better than the MKX's choices.
But, I wanted to make sure. Figured you guys were the owners and salesmen of these. What am I missing?
#678 of 831 Re: 08 changes [bsmestad]
Aug 20, 2007 (1:32 pm)
I think you'll get more standard features with the MKX like cooled seats and the new Sync interface. Not sure about the rest - should be easy enough to check the features and prices.
#679 of 831 Re: 08 changes [bsmestad]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:05 pm)
Same price? I think the Acura's a bit more. I'm looking at the MKX instead for these reasons: price as I would option it is less (don't want sunroof, it's a deal killer for me, and don't need SHAWD in Dallas) is significantly less, and I do want (in Dallas) the a/c seats.
Aug 20, 2007 (3:35 pm)
Just wanted to share a few items on my new MKX
* day time running lights didn't work on delivery
* Front seats with A/C and heating is cool; but very uncomfortable
* Headrests on front seats are terrible; they lean forward and push your head
* Ride and steering are excellent
* Backseat room is excellent
* Too bad it's just like the Ford Edge; Lincoln should have not allowed that copycat
* Gas milage is less than tested (what a suprise); we get about 19mpg
* Pickup is excellent
* Stereo is excellent however, auto volume control does not work (headed back to shop)
* Car was delivered with less than excellent finish had to return to dealership for buffout; then returned again because front windshield was oversprayed
Overall; good vehicle. Overpriced on window but deals can befound as you will see in these forums.
Car purchased at Driver Village; North Syracuse.
#681 of 831 day time running lights.
Aug 21, 2007 (4:47 am)
No retail Ford has factory running lights on it when it leaves the factory. Accordingly they shouldn't work, cause you don't have them.
DRLs are available to fleet buyers so a preowned might have them.
I've already posted about the headrests. You really just need to recline the seat back a little then tip the seat bottom forwards/down. Just twist the seat control toward the front of the vehicle. This will change the geometry so that the head rest is not hitting your head but you are still in a reasonablely upright position.
I agree though that the butt cushion is less comfortable than he Edge. But then the Edge doesn't have A/C in the seats.