So I was in a discussion on the front page about how Lincoln and Ford are not just rebadged. They offer exclusive engines in all but 1 model and even have different suspension sometimes. MKC is a great example of different suspension, it also doesn’t share a single bit of sheet metal with an Escape, it’s a different cross over.

Lincoln Navigator 3.5L EcoBoost V6 - Photo linked from releasedatesnewcars.com

I’m mainly writing this post because I didn’t want my engine research to go to waste, haha. I’ve listed below the engines available in direct Ford/Lincoln counterparts. (Note I’m saying “Turbo” for specific Lincoln engines because the current Lincoln.com website only references EcoBoost for select motors, I think they’re moving away from it- you can now feel free to rejoice - I know you want to) To be clear - this is a comparison of directly comparable models because the FP was saying to just buy the high trim level Ford with leather over the comparable Lincoln. I’m not saying the engines are Lincoln exclusive just exclusive in that model comparison.

Escape/MKC:

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  1. Escape: 2.5L I-4, 1.5L EcoBoost I-4, 2.0L EcoBoost I-4
  2. MKC: 2.0 Turbo I-4, 2.3 Turbo I-4

Fusion/MKZ:

  1. Fusion: 2.5 I-4, 1.5L EcoBoost I-4, 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, 2.7L EcoBoost V6, 2.0L Hybrid and Hybrid Plug In I-4's
  2. MKZ: 2.0L Turbo I-4, 2.0L Hybrid I-4, 3.0L Turbo V6

Edge/MKX:

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  1. Edge: 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, 3.5L V6, 2.7L EcoBoost V6
  2. MKX: 3.7 V6, 2.7L EcoBoost V6

Taurus/MKS:

  1. Taurus: 3.5L V6, 3.5 EcoBoost V6, 2.0L EcoBoost I-4
  2. MKS: 3.7L V6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6

Flex/MKT:

  1. Flex: 3.5L V6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6
  2. MKT: 3.7L V6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6

Expedition/Navigator:

  1. Expedition: 3.5 EcoBoost V6(365 hp, 420 torque tune)
  2. Navigator: 3.5 EcoBoost V6(380 hp, 460 torque tune)

To me the most important part of all this information is that the only vehicle that has a direct counterpart over at Ford that doesn’t have a unique motor is the Navigator.

X-Ray View showing 400 HP 3.0 Twin Turbo V6 in the 2017 MKZ - Photo linked from Lincoln.com

Sure they kind of skate by with the 3.7L V6 in a couple of these models (I’m looking at you outdated MKS and MKT). But those are the older non-updated models that are set to be phased out. You may say the 3.7L isn’t exactly desirable, but hey, they still used something different than the Ford. And even in the Navigator they gave the 3.5L a unique tune that bumped the power output.

2.3 T AWD badge on 2017 MKC - Photo linked from Lincoln.com