2014 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

2014 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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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8.2
The 2014 Lincoln MKX outdoes the Lexus RX in most respects; although MyLincoln Touch is at times a difficult companion.
8.2
The 2014 Cadillac SRX is the uniquely American pick among luxury crossovers; and its interior appointments and class-leading technology don't disappoint.
7.8
While the 2014 Lexus RX may not be over-the-top luxurious, it's a plush, lavish crossover that delivers the right premium impression.
8.0
The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is an expensive way to purchase a mainstream brand's vehicle, but it's more luxurious than many of its mainstream competitors.
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The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
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Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
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55555
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