2018 Lincoln MKX Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP | Invoice Price | Destination Fee | Holdback | Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
Essentially everything on the 2018 Lincoln MKX carries over from the outgoing year's model.
The 2018 Lincoln MKX is only available as a mid-sized luxury crossover SUV. It is strictly a five-seater.
There are four different trim levels to choose from on the 2018 Lincoln MKX. Every MKX in the line-up comes with a standard 3.7-L V6 engine that is capable of generating 303 hp and is matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel drive drivetrain is standard. There is an option for all-wheel drive, and you can upgrade to a high-powered 2.7-L turbocharged V6 engine (which produces 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque) on any of the trim levels. The base trim is known as the Premiere, and it comes with a long list of standard features that includes a rearview mirror that automatically dims, keyless entry and ignition, and gorgeous simulated leather upholstery in the cabin. The second trim is the Select, and this comes with a tilt-and-telescoping power steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, and a power liftgate. The third trim level is the Reserve, which has many of the same features as the Select but adds larger wheels, smartphone app compatibility, and a panoramic sunroof. The line-topping Black Label trim incorporates a lot of the elements found on the Reserve and incorporates the finest leather upholstery, parking sensors for the rear, and your choice of one of three themed designs.
The 2018 Lincoln MKX might not be the speediest vehicle in its class, but it puts a lot of power into its driving performance. The optional turbo V6 can get you from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 5.9 seconds. When braking, there is not much in the way of nosedive, and the brakes seem to have a good amount of fade resistance. As far as steering goes, although you do not get too much feedback from the road, steering will not cause you to become fatigued by driving. When equipped with the all-season seasons, the MKX appears to get a good grip on the road. The MKX can make turns a lot more quickly than you might anticipate for a vehicle in its class, and its handling abilities are strong and stable on any road surface. Since the MKX does not get a whole lot of ground clearance, you should keep off-roading light, even when you have AWD equipped. Also, hill ascent and descent features are not available at all on the MKX.
As far as fuel economy goes, the MKX falls below the numbers you find on other vehicles in this class. The base engine with FWD will return the best efficiency, coming in at a combined 20 mpg (17 city/25 highway). AWD will take this down 1 mpg. The optional turbo engine, of course, is even thirstier.
The Lincoln MKX puts in a good driving performance and packs in a lot of creature comforts. However, both engines are fairly thirsty, and you will be spending more at the gas pump than you would with some of the MKX's competitors.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lincoln MKX invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lincoln MKX MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.