2012 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

2012 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Connectivity is the calling card of the 2012 Lincoln MKX, and none of its direct competitors even come close to its technology.

Still, there's something to recommend every one.

The Lexus RX 350 isn't as distinctive as the MKX, but it's even quieter inside.

Cadillac's SRX is one of the better-equipped vehicles in its class, and it gets a new V-6 engine this year, but it's not a hard-charging performer.

For those who still care about ruggedness, the redesigned Volkswagen Touareg still boasts decent off-road ability; those who default to safety can also study up on the Volvo XC90 or Acura MDX.

2012 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2012 Lincoln MKX
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2011 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Cadillac SRX FWD 4-door Performance Collection Angular Front Exterior View2012 Cadillac SRX
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door TDI Lux *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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2012 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2012 Volvo XC90
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8.2
The 2012 Lincoln MKX lives up to the promise of top-notch American luxury, with some of the newest luxury and tech features as its controversial showpieces.
8.2
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
8.0
With a smooth new engine and a rich, uniquely American interior, the 2012 Cadillac SRX appeals to those who want a lot of luxury and flair but don't require driving excitement.
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The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle.
MSRP From    
$39,545$43,030$35,985$43,375$38,400
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle 2WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-DoorAWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door Base4-Door VR6 SportFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
57557
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Crossover4 DoorCrossover4 Door4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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