2013 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

2013 Lincoln MKT
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2013 Lincoln MKT is a showboat in many ways.

While there are plenty of competitors, all strong in their own ways, none of them are quite as distinctive.

The Acura MDX really fits into the crowd, although its big eight-passenger interior and anonymous looks have glints of personality, although its overly light steering and general lack of charm inside are turnoffs.

The Audi Q7 is all about being tasteful, but it's quite expensive the way you'd really want to own it (as a diesel).

The Buick Enclave is more graceful, almost polite, but it's missing some of the tech features and the turbocharger from the big Lincoln, and simply doesn't drive was well.

The Ford Flex is closely related to the MKT and might warrant some consideration; even some luxury shoppers are going to find its boxy shape and MINI or Range Rover references to be a bit more handsome.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
8.2
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
8.6
The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
8.2
The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
9.2
With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
MSRP From    
$45,285$43,280$46,800$38,445$30,900
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium PlusFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door SE FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic