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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