ON THE ROAD
2016 Lincoln MKX sets new goals Innovative features result in impressive MKX Bakersfield Life Editor Olivia Garcia test-drives the 2016 Lincoln MKX.
By Olivia Garcia Photos by Michael Lopez
h, Lincoln MKX, how I miss you. Yes, I only test-drove you for a couple of days, but it was enough for me to understand your wonders. First, in all my car reviews for this magazine, I have never driven a car that comes with massaging seats. To be technical, Iâ€™m referring to the Bridge of Weir Deepsoft 22-way multicontour power leather seats designed with Active Motion. According to Marcus Hampton, a sales consultant with Jim Burke Ford
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Lincoln, the Active Motion was designed with the driver in mind â€“ it was developed to reduce muscle fatigue in the legs and lower back, allowing the driver to appreciate and stay alert during the longer rides. My husband could have used this feature when we drove back home at 1 a.m. a few weeks ago after seeing our Marine son off from Camp Pendleton, bound for Hawaii. Instead, we settled for coffee and soda and my jabbering and quasi-DJ skills to keep us both awake through what felt like an endless Grapevine. I also must say that the driving a Lincoln MKX releases a calming aura, and not the kind that makes you want
to fall asleep but something way more relaxing. As I drove through various parts of the city over a spread of a few days, I always turned on the Active Motion feature and for some reason, I felt more relaxed, wondering why these drivers around me were in a constant desperate rush to speed past others. Why the rush, I wondered? Relax. Enjoy the ride. I guess now I understand why Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey looked so cool, calm and collected when he appeared in the Lincoln MKX commercial. There is a reason to feel this way. Of course, I was also spoiled by the adaptive steering system, keyless entry and especially the Revel Ultima