2010 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

2010 Lincoln MKX AWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Lexus RX 350 is the bogie for Lincoln, but the RX's ho-hum driving demeanor and plain-Jane appearance mean it doesn't attract eyes the way the MKX does.

The 2010 Lincoln MKX is more engaging on the road, but it comes up short when trying to match the refinement of the RX 350.

In terms of performance, the Acura MDX is a better-handling vehicle than the 2010 Lincoln MKX, as is the all-new all-wheel-drive Cadillac SRX.

If you put a high value on performance, the BMW X5 offers an optional V-8 engine, while the SRX offers a turbocharged model.

2010 Lincoln MKX AWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2010 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings2011 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW X5Browse Used Listings2010 Acura MDX2010 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings2010 Cadillac SRX2010 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings2010 Lexus RX 3502010 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.0
The 2010 Lincoln MKX lives up to its luxury aspirations, offering a classy take on American style.
8.4
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
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.
8.4
The boldly styled 2010 Cadillac SRX is richly appointed, with more enthusiast appeal than other crossovers.
8.4
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 leaves few owners wanting more luxury or practicality, but the "passionate pursuit of perfection" could use a little more passion.
MSRP From    
$38,845$46,300$42,230$33,830$37,625
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door 35iAWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55755
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door4-Door SUV
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODSequential-Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Lincoln MKX vs. 2011 BMW X52010 Lincoln MKX vs. 2010 Acura MDX2010 Lincoln MKX vs. 2010 Cadillac SRX2010 Lincoln MKX vs. 2010 Lexus RX 350