The 2010 Lincoln MKT is the most unique-looking vehicle rolling off dealer lots this year. I base this on its defining feature: the grille. There’s not another car — excluding trucks, exotics and kit cars — on the road today with this distinctive grille. From the front, the MKT looks like it’s out to get you. It’s going to swallow you like a whale swallows seawater, and then it will strain you through its baleen-styled grille vents. The MKT will swallow every car on the road. At least that's what I think the MKT's intentions are when I see one on the streets.
In reality, the MKT is Lincoln’s version of the Ford Flex. From the exterior, the two vehicles could not be more different. While the Flex resembles a creased, flattened top hat, the MKT looks like an angry hearse (in a good way). The front fenders are slightly curved and sleek-looking against the wide, multi-slotted grille. Just above the grille, eye-shaped headlights complete the ferocious expression. In the back, a sloped hatch gives the MKT a distinct rear end, while the taillights stretch the crossover’s width to meet at the Lincoln crosshair badge in the center of the liftgate.
From the illuminated instrument panel to the stitched leather on the dash to the two sunroofs above the three rows of seats, the MKT uses lots of aesthetically pleasing materials and designs in the interior. All of these pieces help create a sense of class without being too over the top. Plus, it really looks mean in black. Really mean. Check out the full-screen player after the jump.