Lincoln's Budget Bling Crossover

The new Lincoln MKX is too obviously cross-bred with the cheaper Ford Edge. Still, it provides an impressive bling on a budget

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Bling on a budget, panoramic sunroof, smooth ride, great sound system

The Bad: Too close to the Ford Edge, not much competition for other luxury crossovers

The Bottom Line: Ford's premium crossover isn't bad for a version 1.0

Up Front

Get ready to become sick of the word "crossover." Over the next 12 long months, auto manufacturers left and right will be trotting out so-called crossovers, that is, vehicles based on car platforms but offering sport-utility vehicle proportions and practicality. And though these cars have been around for at least a decade, the buzzword is just getting ready for its 15 minutes of fame.

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