2012 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

2012 Lincoln MKT
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

A showboat in many ways, the 2012 Lincoln MKT has some other striking competitors, and some more sedate.

The Acura MDX is among the snooziest of the kind, but its big eight-passenger interior and anonymous looks have glints of personality, though we don't care for the beavertooth grille or its overly light, quick steering.

The Audi Q7 is all about being tasteful, but it's quite expensive the way you'd really want to own it (as a diesel).

Buick's Enclave has polite, pretty curves, but it's missing some of the tech features and the turbocharger from the big Lincoln.

Lastly, there's the Ford Flex, the MKT's mechanical twin and its polar opposite.

All square corners and MINI and Range Rover references, the Flex is fabulous in its own way, though only a bit less controversial than the MKT.

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2011 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Angular Front Exterior View2012 Audi Q7
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2012 Buick Enclave2012 Buick Enclave
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2012 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Side Exterior View2012 Ford Flex
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Quick Specs
EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it.
One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work.
One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
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4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T PremiumFWD 4-Door Base4-Door SE FWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Sport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Automatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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