2011 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door Wagon 3.7L FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

A standout in the big-crossover class, the Lincoln MKT might strike you as a little showy.

If that’s the case, take a look at the Acura MDX, which has more pedestrian styling but a touch more refinement, as well as worse steering since a 2010 revamp.

The Audi Q7 is as much as or more expensive than the Lincoln, but brings a more refined feel—and offers a diesel engine you might prefer to Ford’s turbocharged six.

The Buick Enclave is a less expensive alternative, with seven seats and a suave design inside and out; its handling and drivetrain are a little less refined than these others.

Probably the best alternative to the MKT is its cousin, the Ford Flex, which trades ballsy looks for a straight-edged style all its own—and comes in a new Platinum edition with most of the MKT’s ritzy options as well as its $50,000-plus sticker price.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The swinging style sets an audacious mood—and the 2011 Lincoln MKT backs it up with turbo V-6 thrust.
8.6
With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image.
8.2
The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons.
9.2
A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
8.6
The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
MSRP From    
$44,300$46,250$35,865$29,355$42,230
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas Supercharged V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleFWD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium PlusFWD 4-Door CX4-Door SE FWDAWD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Station Wagon4 Door SUVSport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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