You should buy the Lincoln MKX if you want a five-seat luxury crossover that delivers what you want without compromise. The MKX rides and drives fantastically well with composed handling and no lack of available power. This is a crossover you buy because you want it rather than because you need it.
If you want more affordable and more frugal, you'll have to look elsewhere. The MKX isn't the model to go for if you're shopping for a practical family crossover that will be exposed to the rigors of family life. Don't get the wrong impression here; the 2018 Lincoln MKX can handle all the family duties you can think of. But this is such a beautiful vehicle with such a comfortable and luxurious interior that it would be a shame to risk ruining it.
Whether the MKX is a good car or not is entirely subjective, and therefore depends on what you decide is a good car for you. Though it offers more than a decent amount of power, the Lincoln is no sports car. Though it's available with all-wheel drive, it's not the sort of vehicle you're going to use for vacation adventure in the wintertime Appalachians, either.
But if you want a stylish, comfortable, and luxurious means to transport up to five people in a crossover that looks as good as it drives, then yes, the MKX definitely is a good car. It's also up to the task of coping with some poor roads and inclement weather, due to its all-wheel drive capability. The Lincoln MKX is a vehicle with considerable class and presence.
If you've decided that a luxury vehicle like the 2018 Lincoln MKX is what you want, some may say that you might as well go all the way and get a high-specification version. You'll have a choice between four trim levels: the base or Premier model, the Select, the Reserve, and now the uber-opulent Black label model. The Black Label is the way to go if you want to truly get an epic luxury experience, but whichever model you go for, the optional engine is worth the extra. Instead of the standard 3.7-liter V-6 that's perfectly good, the real fun comes with the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 with its 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.
It seems a little crass to consider towing with a vehicle as classy, stylish, and luxurious as the 2018 Lincoln MKX, but some people will want to tow with it. But despite having an engine that could probably cope with towing a whole lot more, the actual maximum towing capacity is relatively modest.