Compare 2016 Lexus RX vs 2017 Lincoln MKX

2016 Lexus RX
2017 Lincoln MKX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX 350 AWD 4-Door 19 26 $40,486 $43,300
RX 350 FWD 4-Door 20 27 $39,177 $41,900
RX 450h AWD 4-Door F Sport 30 28 $53,622 $57,045
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKX Black Label AWD 16 23 $52,332 $55,970
MKX Black Label FWD 17 25 $49,999 $53,475
MKX Premiere AWD 16 23 $38,718 $40,755
MKX Premiere FWD 17 25 $36,347 $38,260
MKX Reserve AWD 16 23 $45,172 $48,055
MKX Reserve FWD 17 25 $42,827 $45,560
MKX Select AWD 16 23 $41,622 $44,045
MKX Select FWD 17 25 $39,265 $41,550

Lexus RX vs. Lincoln MKX: Compare Cars

Mid-size luxury crossover vehicles like the Lincoln MKX and Lexus RX have developed multiple roles in the market. On one hand, they’re the shape of convenience and elegance—especially to empty-nester types, who have turned to them instead of big luxury sedans. And on the other hand, they’re the image of success for professionals who balance family duty with demanding careers.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,486
$52,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$55,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2016 Lexus RX is edgier and more focused than before—more of a style-conscious statement of indulgence—when your luxury car also has to be a very practical everyday driver. Load up an MKX and you'll be over $60,000 before you know it, but this under-the-radar crossover largely feels worth the dough—if you take the time to seek it out.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.3 108.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 56.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 64.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 112.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.4 37.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.3 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.4 37.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P245/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P245/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 4387
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 99R
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6300 303 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.28 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Lincoln MKX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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