2018 Lincoln MKX vs. Its Competition

2018 Lincoln MKX
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Lexus RX has long been the luxury crossover segment standard-bearer, but the current model is starting to show its age.

Cadillac’s XT5 pairs edgy styling with an upmarket interior, but we wish its driving dynamics were better.

Both the Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace set the bar high for the way they look, drive, and feel, and they’re priced accordingly.

Finally, don’t count out the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Its basic design isn’t the newest, but it’s flexible, comfortable, upmarket, and will happily leave the pavement if your plans happen to change.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2018 Lincoln MKX has an athletic feel and a classy interior, but we wish that its most advanced safety tech was available at a lower price point.
6.7
The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a solid luxury crossover, but so are its rivals. Shop carefully.
8.0
The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is a statement of style over sedans. It looks like it belongs, which we suppose is the point.
7.7
Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury.
7.5
The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
7.5
With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
MSRP From     
$39,035$40,595$42,065$30,895$43,470$41,500
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
Premiere FWDFWD 4-Door25t AWDAltitude 4x2 *Ltd Avail*RX 350 FWDT5 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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