2016 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

2016 Lincoln MKX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lincoln MKX straddles a wide competitive set that spans from well-equipped versions of some mainstream-brand crossovers to those with a genuine luxury badge.

And while it still can’t compete for most buyers on prestige alone, it looks like it will offer a more competitive package than ever before.

The Lexus RX has been redesigned for 2016; it still rules the segment, but wild new styling might turn some buyers off, and its Remote Touch system is bad enough to drive away buyers that that can't get a hybrid like this anywhere else.

Volvo's very comfortable XC60 offers a cozy, well-designed cabin, plus reasonably good fuel economy and tech features.

The Audi Q5 is still a great draw in this niche, with its multiple powertrain choices and its clean lines.

The Infiniti QX70 has enough visual spice to overcome a rough ride and a lack of prestige badgery.

Not that it'll make Lincoln happy, but the Nissan Murano matches up well against the MKX, for its very comfortable interior, flamboyant exterior design, and docile, relaxed driving experience.

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2018 Infiniti Q702018 INFINITI Q70
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2016 Nissan Murano2016 Nissan Murano
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2014 Volvo XC602016 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2016 Lincoln MKX makes good progress in its battle for luxury credibility, with sharp acceleration and style to accompany its gulp-worthy price tag.
7.2
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 stands alone as a warm take on luxury that others have left behind. It’s not as luxurious as the others—but it’s not as expensive as those, either.
8.4
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
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Smooth, quiet and comfortable, the 2016 Nissan Murano is a stylish choice for empty-nesters who aren't concerned with sportiness or off-road capability.
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The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
MSRP From    
$38,260$50,300$40,900$29,740$36,600
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDMid-Size Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door Premiere3.7 LUXE RWDquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySedanquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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