2017 Lincoln MKT vs. Its Competition

2016 Lincoln MKT
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Lincoln MKT is one of the most distinctive designs among luxury models with three rows of seating, though that's not necessarily a good thing.

The closely related Ford Flex has some of the same features and mechanical underpinnings as the MKT, instead subbing in a boxy shape and blacked-out pillars in a look that will be more alluring to some families.

The Volvo XC90 is has a super-stylish, well-detailed interior, a remarkably good control interface, and a more fuel-efficient powertrain.

The Acura MDX has a big eight-passenger interior, glints of personality, and controlled ride and handling.

The Audi Q7 is subtle in its styling and very luxurious inside, and the all-new 2017 model is roomier and gets even more tech features.

The Buick Enclave drives heavy but rides gracefully, and its emphasis on spaciousness and ride comfort make it a good pick for those who want a roomy family vehicle above all else.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The styling may be polarizing, but the comfortable, spacious interior and muscular turbo V-6 still make the MKT an outside pick against luxury crossovers.
7.5
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
8.0
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version.
7.2
The 2017 Buick Enclave is a good-looking SUV for families and one of the better-aging GM cars in recent memory.
6.2
The 2017 Ford Flex is a spacious family hauler with a style all its own. It lacks the fuel economy of some of the competitors, but beauty doesn't come without effort.
7.3
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
MSRP From     
$43,530$44,050$49,000$39,065$30,025$45,750
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
3.7L FWDFWD2.0 TFSI PremiumFWD 4-Door ConvenienceSE FWDT5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777775
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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