2011 Lincoln MKX: EPA Certification

This week, the EPA gave Ford the results from its fuel economy tests on the new 2011 Lincoln MKX, and the numbers are great for a crossover of its size: 19/26 city/highway, with a combined 21 mpg.  That’s for the front-wheel drive (FWD) model, so expect the all-wheel drive (AWD) model to get 17/24 city/highway, and 20 mpg combined.

The new numbers are up from the 2010 model’s 17/24 in front-wheel drive and 15/22  for all-wheel drive.  Along with increased fuel economy is more power.  The reason for these upticks?  The new version of Ford’s 3.7-liter V6, one of the highlights of the 2011 Ford Mustang V6.  The new version uses the latest in engine technology to deliver more power without sacrificing fuel economy.  The 2011 MKX gets the same horsepower and torque figures as the new Mustang, at 305 horsepower and 280 torque.

The new fuel-sipping technologies include fuel shutoff, which stops the delivery of fuel to the engine when it’s not needed.  Typical scenarios where the fuel shutoff is used is when the vehicle is coasting or the brakes are being applied.  All together, the 2011 MKX will best its competitors in both power and fuel economy.

I’ve reported on the 2011 MKX before, click here for more pictures.

by John Suit

Source: Ford

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