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2016-Lincoln-MKX.pngLincoln is giving the 2016 MKX a major improvement in style and tech, and is introducing the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 as an option for the luxury crossover. While all of those changes are significant, the cost might be just as enticing to get customers checking out the new generation. The base price for 2016 falls to $38,995, after an $895 destination charge on all models, compared to $39,795 for the 2015.

At this time, there are three trim levels listed on Lincoln's site, but a Black Label version is supposed to come along later to add a bit more opulence. Above the base Premiere trim, the Select model starts at $42,285, and adds features like LED running lights, folding and heated mirrors, leather seats, and a power hatch. Spending $46,050 brings buyers to the Reserve trim with upgrades including a panoramic sunroof, 20-inch wheels, navigation, adaptive headlights, and heated seats.

There are a huge number of individual options available, including full LED headlights and a safety suite of tech. Opting for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost pushes the price of any trim up an extra $2,000, and checking the box for all-wheel drive brings with it an added $2,495. As ever, you can spec one out yourself on the official configurator here.

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/06/22/lincoln-mkx-price-drop-38995/

 

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

 

A comparable ML400 starts at $63,000.

So that $8K discount is already there. And then some.

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This MKX and it's better pricing only makes me dislike the MKC more.

 

Interesting strategy.  

 

Yeah, I hope Lincoln has some changes in store to make the MKC 2.3T more widely available. A trim with FWD and the 2.3T would be a good start, shaving a couple grand off the price would go a long way too. I mean seriously, the MKC 2.3T AWD starts at $40k and the MKX 2.7T AWD starts at 42,500?  That's like 50% more car for 5% more money.

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

 

 

Enclave??? The Envision is coming. 

 

Both of those have their hands full with this...

 

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This MKX and it's better pricing only makes me dislike the MKC more.

 

Interesting strategy.  

 

Yeah, I hope Lincoln has some changes in store to make the MKC 2.3T more widely available. A trim with FWD and the 2.3T would be a good start, shaving a couple grand off the price would go a long way too. I mean seriously, the MKC 2.3T AWD starts at $40k and the MKX 2.7T AWD starts at 42,500?  That's like 50% more car for 5% more money.

 

Dang.  I have not really priced the MKC, and now I have sticker shock.  MKX all the way for me.  

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It feels like Ford has Lincoln Logs for brains. The MKC by most accounts is a pretty good vehicle, and its parent had to muddy the waters with this move. But I guess even if potential MKC sales are cannibalized by a now cheaper MKX, the money still goes to Lincoln anyway. 

 

This move does put about two(ish) grand between it and the RX 350, but I'm not sure that's enough to sway people from the Lexus' perceived reliability and lower depreciation. It should put the SRX on notice though. 

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

 

 

Enclave??? The Envision is coming. 

 

Both of those have their hands full with this...

 

2016-ford-explorer-02-1.jpg

 

 

 

Nope.. like the dynamic duo Silvy/Sierra.. Chevy/GMC use their Traverse/Acadia to deal with that. Currently the two are outselling the Explorer by about 2K YTD. That's with the two GM CUVs having on lot competition from their bigger sisters the Tahoe and Yukon

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

 

 

Enclave??? The Envision is coming. 

 

Both of those have their hands full with this...

 

2016-ford-explorer-02-1.jpg

 

 

 

Nope.. like the dynamic duo Silvy/Sierra.. Chevy/GMC use their Traverse/Acadia to deal with that. Currently the two are outselling the Explorer by about 2K YTD. That's with the two GM CUVs having on lot competition from their bigger sisters the Tahoe and Yukon

 

Sorry, Platinum Explorer is far more lavish.

 

And you forgot to add Explorer police fleet sales, which for some reasons Ford parses out.  It's a significant number too, selling over 2K just last month.

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

 

 

Enclave??? The Envision is coming.

Indeed.

Be that as it may, this latest offering for Lincoln appears to be following the same recipe as the MKC and MXZ before it. It works in three stages:

-first, everyone gets all hot and bothered over how it's different from what came before,

-second, the reviews start trickling in that say it's an awful lot like the similarly-sized Ford product it's largely based on,

-finally, it languishes in the sales doldrums, possibly siphoning sales from Ford products while adding no new engineering or tech to them.

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

 

A comparable ML400 starts at $63,000.

So that $8K discount is already there. And then some.

 

GLC is the GLK replacement, not the ML replacement.  ..fyi..

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

 

A comparable ML400 starts at $63,000.

So that $8K discount is already there. And then some.

 

GLC is the GLK replacement, not the ML replacement.  ..fyi..

 

I was not sure, and since the GLC is turbo I4 only, I thought it better aligned to the MKC.  MKC is a bit smaller, so GLC is somewhere in between the MKC and X.

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

 

A comparable ML400 starts at $63,000.

So that $8K discount is already there. And then some.

 

GLC is the GLK replacement, not the ML replacement.  ..fyi..

 

I was not sure, and since the GLC is turbo I4 only, I thought it better aligned to the MKC.  MKC is a bit smaller, so GLC is somewhere in between the MKC and X.

 

Yeah I think the MKX is in the middle of the two. I look at it like the MKC = Escape = Lifted Focus.. And the GLC = C Class.. C Class is larger than a Focus.. I realize that is a very rough way to look at it but it's "generally" correct.. If not correct me.

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The GLC is bigger than the GLK was, but still only like 183 inches long.  The MKX is bigger but both seat 5 and most shoppers probably won't notice, and they cost similar money.  The GLC400 will have 362 hp turbo V6, the turbo 4 is just the only engine at launch, and they'll have a diesel and AMG version next year too.  The ML/GLE is a lot nicer than any Lincoln, that is like comparing an MKZ to an E-class, that is 2 different worlds.

 

The Enclave is like 202 inches long and a 7 seater, much bigger than an MKX, I don't see those 2 being cross shopped as much.  Just like the Explorer is a lot bigger than an MKX.

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The GLC is bigger than the GLK was, but still only like 183 inches long.  The MKX is bigger but both seat 5 and most shoppers probably won't notice, and they cost similar money.  The GLC400 will have 362 hp turbo V6, the turbo 4 is just the only engine at launch, and they'll have a diesel and AMG version next year too.  The ML/GLE is a lot nicer than any Lincoln, that is like comparing an MKZ to an E-class, that is 2 different worlds.

 

The Enclave is like 202 inches long and a 7 seater, much bigger than an MKX, I don't see those 2 being cross shopped as much.  Just like the Explorer is a lot bigger than an MKX.

 

The MKX was always designed to be a personal luxury CUV, and I hope they never change that.  Not everyone wants or needs 3 row.  The Enclave was mentioned, because GM still does not have a direct competitor. 

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The GLC is bigger than the GLK was, but still only like 183 inches long.  The MKX is bigger but both seat 5 and most shoppers probably won't notice, and they cost similar money.  The GLC400 will have 362 hp turbo V6, the turbo 4 is just the only engine at launch, and they'll have a diesel and AMG version next year too.  The ML/GLE is a lot nicer than any Lincoln, that is like comparing an MKZ to an E-class, that is 2 different worlds.

 

The Enclave is like 202 inches long and a 7 seater, much bigger than an MKX, I don't see those 2 being cross shopped as much.  Just like the Explorer is a lot bigger than an MKX.

 

The MKX was always designed to be a personal luxury CUV, and I hope they never change that.  Not everyone wants or needs 3 row.  The Enclave was mentioned, because GM still does not have a direct competitor.

"Not everyone wants or needs third row," he said.

...so I guess the much costlier Navigator could learn a thing or two from the Escalade. Quelle surprise.

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

 

Except for the loathsome Sync system, the Enclave is already starting to fall behind on the powertrain.  However, Enclave has 3-row seating.

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$2,000 for Ecoboost?  Seems steep to add about 30 horsepower, granted the torque is way higher.  This thing is GLC money, granted it is slightly larger, but it still just seats 5.  I can't imagine buying a Lincoln over a Mercedes unless the Lincoln has $8,000 cash back and 0% financing for 6 years.

 

A comparable ML400 starts at $63,000.

So that $8K discount is already there. And then some.

 

GLC is the GLK replacement, not the ML replacement.  ..fyi..

 

I was not sure, and since the GLC is turbo I4 only, I thought it better aligned to the MKC.  MKC is a bit smaller, so GLC is somewhere in between the MKC and X.

 

 

It's only Turbo-4 for now.  It will gain additional engines later, including a diesel. 

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

Except for the loathsome Sync system, the Enclave is already starting to fall behind on the powertrain. However, Enclave has 3-row seating.

Given that the Enclave has spotted the Lincoln several year's worth of potential for tech and engineering advancements I'm still content with the Buick's chances. And let's face it, when Lincoln's small SUV sells only a fraction of even Cadillac's SUV offerings (including the Escalade!) it doesn't exactly bode well for this one, even with the aggressive pricing. Edited by El Kabong

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

Except for the loathsome Sync system, the Enclave is already starting to fall behind on the powertrain. However, Enclave has 3-row seating.

Given that the Enclave has spotted the Lincoln several year's worth of potential for tech and engineering advancements I'm still content with the Buick's chances. And let's face it, when Lincoln's small SUV sells only a fraction of even Cadillac's SUV offerings (including the Escalade!) it doesn't exactly bode well for this one, even with the aggressive pricing.

 

 

Well you do have a point there.  The Enclave alone sold 62,300 units in 2014 where as all of the Lincoln SUVs (MKC, MKX, MKT, and Navigator) combined sold 52,305 in 2014.

 

However, I want to see some more powerful engine options and some updated tech in the Enclave. 

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Am I the only one not understanding the Enclave's comparison to the MKX? I realize some think of Lincoln as half-assed lux and they compete with Buicks but aren't they sized quite differently and engine options and such..? I would think the MKT(top 3 ugliest vehicles on the market right now - if not THE ugliest. Quick! try and name an uglier vehicle!) would compete with the Enclave because it is larger, correct? 

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Screw the Benz. This thing has its hands full with the Buick Enclave.

Except for the loathsome Sync system, the Enclave is already starting to fall behind on the powertrain. However, Enclave has 3-row seating.

Given that the Enclave has spotted the Lincoln several year's worth of potential for tech and engineering advancements I'm still content with the Buick's chances. And let's face it, when Lincoln's small SUV sells only a fraction of even Cadillac's SUV offerings (including the Escalade!) it doesn't exactly bode well for this one, even with the aggressive pricing.

 

Well you do have a point there.  The Enclave alone sold 62,300 units in 2014 where as all of the Lincoln SUVs (MKC, MKX, MKT, and Navigator) combined sold 52,305 in 2014.

 

However, I want to see some more powerful engine options and some updated tech in the Enclave.

I suspect you'll see an all-new Enclave first. And don't get me wrong-I'd love to see a bit more pep under the hood right now as well. My concern with GM is that they'll stop being aggressive with product updates and whatnot because they're in the catbird seat today. That kind of attitude is detestable to me.

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Am I the only one not understanding the Enclave's comparison to the MKX? I realize some think of Lincoln as half-assed lux and they compete with Buicks but aren't they sized quite differently and engine options and such..? I would think the MKT(top 3 ugliest vehicles on the market right now - if not THE ugliest. Quick! try and name an uglier vehicle!) would compete with the Enclave because it is larger, correct?

There are size classes and price classes. I'll grant you that the Lincoln may not be an exact size match for the Buick. But I can guarantee you that, like they did in the half-ton segment, GM will have more flexibility with pricing than FoMoCo will with an all-new product.

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