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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|2016 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI Q70Browse Used Listings||2016 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2016 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Midsize Cars||Small SUV 4WD||Midsize Station Wagons||Small SUV 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door Premiere||3.7 LUXE RWD||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sedan||quattro Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2018 INFINITI Q70||2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Audi Q5||2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Nissan Murano||2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Volvo XC60|