2010 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

2010 Lincoln MKT
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Lincoln MKT stands out in a group of seven-seat crossovers with impressive styling, features, and comfort.

It's closest in price to the Acura MDX, which has more pedestrian styling but a touch more refinement, though the 2010 model's loose steering is an unwelcome change.

The Audi Q7 carries a base price near that of the MKT, but adding diesels, V-8s, or third-row seats balloons its price into the stratosphere.

You'll pay for the most refined driving feel in the bunch.

The Buick Enclave is a less expensive alternative, with seven seats and a suave design inside and out, but handling and drivetrain refinement are less satisfying than in these cars.

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Quick Specs
Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance.
The 2010 Buick Enclave takes on the Lexus RX 350, yet provides a luxurious, uniquely American interior.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6L PremiumFWD 4-Door CX
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Station Wagon4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door SUV
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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