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2011 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

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2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door Wagon 3.7L FWD Angular Front Exterior View
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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.

2010 Lincoln MKT 4-door Wagon 3.7L FWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lincoln MKT2011 Audi Q72011 Audi Q72011 Buick Enclave2011 Buick Enclave2011 Ford Flex Titanium2011 Ford Flex2010 Acura MDX2010 Acura MDX
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The swinging style sets an audacious mood—and the 2011 Lincoln MKT backs it up with turbo V-6 thrust.
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With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image.
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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.
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A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
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The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
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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
Gas V6Gas 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
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Station Wagon4 Door SUVSport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
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