The Lincoln MKX doesn't quite compete on brand prestige, at least in some circles, but it does offer some of the best in-cabin technology on the market.
Yet other models are finally competing with Ford and Lincoln here.
For instance, Cadillac's touchscreen system uses iPad-like touch and voice controls in the same way as MyLincoln Touch.
Lexus' Remote Touch mouse controller runs functions on most versions of the RX 350; unlike its competitors, the Lexus also comes in hybrid trim, though fuel-economy benefits are debatable.
The Volkswagen Touareg has a simpler interface, but it offers decent off-road ability and a sturdy, luxurious interior.
Also, the Volvo XC60 is quiet and nicely styled inside, as well as near the front of the pack in safety; but its design looks dated (it's due to be replaced) and its gas mileage and infotainment lags.
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|2014 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings||2014 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2014 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2014 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings||2014 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-6|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door||4-Door 3.6L Sport||FWD 4-Door 3.2L|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4MOTION||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|