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2011 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

 
2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
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The 2011 MKX isn't as advanced as every rival model in every way, but it might just have the single feature every driver really wants, if you asked them in a weak moment: a way to play music and talk while sitting in traffic, without getting in trouble with the law.

It's connectivity, audio, and navigation functions—as well as the interface itself—that helps the MKX stand out in its class; MyLincoln Touch is a revolutionary feature, though not everyone (especially those who actually do like a lot of buttons) will like it.

Compared to the MKX, the RX 350 isn't as distinctive but it's even quieter inside.

The Cadillac SRX, which was redesigned last year, remains one of the better-equipped vehicles in its class, but like the MKX it won't deliver to those who are looking for performance.

On the more rugged side—for those who still care—there's the newly redesigned Volkswagen Touareg, which still boasts some manner of off-road ability, while for those looking for a higher-utility (yet still luxurious) design should consider the Volvo XC90 or Acura MDX.

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You won't need any excuses to say you've chosen the 2011 Lincoln MKX; it delivers on the promise of the brand: top-notch American luxury, with some of the best luxury and tech features wrapped in.
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With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power.
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The 2011 SRX has the comfort and refinement luxury crossovers expect—plus a little Cadillac attitude.
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Much of the appeal of the 2011 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h rests in the way they provide comfort and security to driver and passengers while sealing out the world.
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The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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The 2010 Volvo XC90 has aged gracefully and now is more feature-packed than ever; however, its poor fuel economy tarnishes an otherwise superb vehicle.
MSRP From     
$39,415$42,930$34,615$39,075$44,450$38,400
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorAWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door4-Door VR6 SportFWD 4-Door I6
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SUV4 Door4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic,

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