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.
|2011 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2011 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2011 Volvo XC90Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door||4-Door VR6 Sport||FWD 4-Door I6|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic,|