Weekly Test-Drive: 2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost is a mean looking, fuel-efficent crossover

2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost (Weekly Test-Drive)

The 2010 Lincoln MKT has landed in egmCarTech’s garage with its new 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine option. The new full-size luxury crossover offers customers a new three-row tourer that delivers fuel-economy, practicality, performance and an amazing interior in one package.

First Impressions: So far we are very impressed with Ford’s new luxury crossover. Every MKT comes standard with Lincoln’s split waterfall grille, a beveled chamfer along the vehicle”s shoulder line and full-width horizontal taillamps that may be unattractive to some.

The “love it or hate it” exterior may turn some away from the MKT but the interior is a different story. It is one of the most luxurious, spacious and comfortable interiors we’ve seen on a crossover. Compared to rivals such as the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Nissan Armada and the Lexus GX470, the interior of the MKT is definitely the clear winner. Ford is sure to prove skeptics wrong that American automakers get lazy when it comes to interior quality. Options like the Microsoft SYNC system, a tech-savvy navigation system, a refrigerator, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Intelligent Access with Push Button Start and Adaptive Headlamps make the overall experience even better.

Power for the 2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost comes from a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost making 355-hp and a maximum torque of 350 lb-ft. Fuel-economy for the MKT EcoBoost is rated at 16/22 mpg (city/highway).

Prices for the base MKT start at $44,200 for the 3.7L V6 model. The 2010 MKT EcoBoost starts at $49,200. Our test-vehicle is fitted with the $4,000 Elite Package (Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Voice-Activated Navigation System and THX II Certified 5.1 Surround Audio System and a Panoramic Vista Roof), a $895 2nd row refrigerator, $195 woven metal trim, $1,295 Adaptive Cruise Control and $595 Active Park Assist – that brings the total price to $57,970.

As always make sure you ask us all the questions (in the comments section) about the 2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost as we test-drive it over the week. We’ll make sure we answer all the questions we can.

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– By: Omar Rana

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