2014 Lincoln MKT Review

  • Performance
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
17 Mar 2014

The 2014 MKT is the latest Lincoln to hit the market. This SUV has everything, from looks to power and luxury. Lincoln has been known to pay special attention to detail which makes their vehicles stand out from the rest. Although the MKT is a small sized SUV, it doesn’t fall short in any aspect. Let’s look at what the 2014 Lincoln MKT has to offer in detail:

Engine Specifications

Lincoln was popular for manufacturing cars with big V-8’s under the hood. However, the 2014 Lincoln MKT is equipped with a V-6 instead. There are two variants of this engine. One is a 3.7-liter engine and the other one is a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged EcoBoost. This engine produces an astounding 365 horsepower. If you think you will miss the V-8 engines in the Lincoln, think again.

Transmission Specifications

Like the EcoBoost technology for the engine, the company has come up with something new for the transmission. This is known as the SelectShift Automatic. The 2014 Lincoln MKT is equipped with a SelectShift Automatic transmission with paddle activation. This transmission system is a 6-speed one.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 Lincoln MKT is quite similar to that of the MKS crossover. However, there are many significant changes in the MKT. Moreover, the design of the 2014 Lincoln MKT is more practical as compared to the MKS. For starters, the MKT doesn’t look like a small sized SUV at all. The aesthetics of the 2014 Lincoln MKT are that of a full-sized powerful SUV.

The grilled is divided along the middle and adds a unique look to the car. To add to its exterior beauty, the headlamps blend in with the grille design. In fact the front end looks like it only has a large grille. Another aspect which makes the 2014 Lincoln MKT’s front end rather attractive is the bumper.

Most SUVs have a bumper which sticks out like a sore thumb. However, the bumper of the 2014 Lincoln MKT blends in with the body. The grille, lights and the bumper come together as one unit which adds beauty to its design. The stock rims that are available with the 2014 Lincoln MKT are 19 inches in size. This adds a great mean look to this small SUV.

Interior Design

The previous MKTs featured matte finishing in the cabin. This was a good look at the time, but something new was needed with the 2014 Lincoln MKT. The overall theme of the design is still the same; it is modern, but simple and elegant. The interior design boasts sophistication. The materials are of a darker shade rather than simply matte. The dark color adds a great look to the cabin. Moreover, the 2014 Lincoln MKT is extremely comfortable as expected. It is able to accommodate seven passengers easily which makes it an ideal family vehicle.

In addition, the gas-pressured twin tube CCD shock absorbers make the 2014 Lincoln MKT a pleasure to drive. The steering wheel is not hydraulic. It is an electronically powered rack and pinion steering system. This steering system ensures smooth handling.

The 2014 Lincoln MKT has come a long way since it was first launched. If you are looking for a SUV that will meet all your requirements, the 2014 Lincoln MKT is the one.