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2019 Lincoln MKT Interior Review

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Interior: 6.6

The 2019 Lincoln MKT’s cabin features lots of high-quality materials but bland, antiquated styling. The seats are spacious and comfortable for the most part, and there's plenty of cargo space. The MKT's intuitive infotainment system is easy to use.

  • "The MKT's interior design does little to inspire or impress. The materials quality is fine, but the all-black dash and dated, commonplace look of the center control layout are far from luxurious." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "We keep mentioning the difference between the interior and exterior styling, but it's true: The interior is as comfortable and pleasant as the exterior is awkward. Clever touches include an available refrigerator you can put between the 2nd-row seats, and 3rd-row seats that can flip and face backward for tailgating." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The MKT's interior surprised us with its materials quality, including gorgeous hazelnut-colored leather, brown wood, and a deep gray center stack." -- Automobile Magazine (2013)

Seating

The MKT is a 3-row SUV that seats seven people (six with the available second-row captain's chairs). Leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, and heated second-row seats come standard. Ventilated second-row seats are available.

The MKT's supportive front- and second-row seats make it easy to enjoy a drive. The third-row seats don't have as much space as the other two (partially because of the sloping roof), but adults can ride back there in a pinch.

There are two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in the MKT's second row. The middle second-row seat (in the bench configuration) and the third-row seat on the passenger side also feature a full set of anchors.

  • The MKT earns high marks for its … supportive front seats. Opt for the heated and cooled second-row captain's chairs, and the rear-seat occupants will have it just as good. The third-row seats are another matter entirely, however, and lack sufficient head- and legroom." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "The 2017 Lincoln MKT offers a spacious and comfortable interior that's right in line with other large 3-row luxury SUVs. Front- and middle-row passengers get plenty of room, and there's enough room in the third row for smaller adults." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • "… the cabin is near whisper quiet." -- Autotrader (2014)

Interior Features

Standard features in the MKT include tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic glass roof, MyKey (which lets you set audio and speed limits for secondary drivers), and the SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes a touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, a 10-speaker THX II audio system, satellite radio, and HD Radio. A refrigerated second-row console and a rear-seat entertainment system are available.

Standard active safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. Available driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, assisted pre-collision braking, active park assist, and lane keep assist.

Though some rivals have longer features lists, the MKT's technology does make your life easier. The SYNC 3 infotainment system comes with a large touch screen that's easy to see. It responds well to a variety of inputs and incorporates helpful connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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  • "We like the Sync 3 infotainment system that features a large touchscreen and an easy-to-use interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to incorporate many of the apps on your smartphone right into the in-dash display screen." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Lincoln's MKT … may be stylistically awkward on the outside, but its interior is to die for. Handsome seats and door panels complement an easy-to-operate dash and control layout." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • "… the MKT does provide a long list of standard luxury features in addition to a comfortable and spacious interior." -- Left Lane News (2017)

Cargo

The MKT provides 17.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use, 39.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 75.9 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. That's more cargo space than you get in most class rivals. A power liftgate and a power-folding third-row seat come standard.

The flat cargo floor makes it easy to load and organize your stuff, but the sloping roofline may make it difficult to load large and bulky items.

  • "But either way, the MKT's sloped rear hatch makes it tough to load bulkier items." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Folding the 2nd- and 3rd-row seatbacks quickly expands the already generous cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • "With all seats folded there is a long, flat load floor with generous cargo room." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
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