The Winner: 2010 Lincoln MKT
It's all about the mission statement: the 2010 Acura MDX has superior dynamics, but the limousine-like 2010 Lincoln MKT scores all the people-carrying points, has 55 more horsepower, uses regular unleaded gas and still it gets better gas mileage. The MKT's unique look is far more upscale, and its gadgets more complete, from SYNC to the in-car refrigerator. Its enormous cabin doesn't intrude as much on the driving experience as you'd think, so long as you choose the $49,995 EcoBoost model--and by the time you option the MDX with the must-have features, you're in the same price range. Ford's reputation for quality and reliability has risen to the levels of Honda, Acura and Toyota, leaving no qualms about buying this new crossover.