2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Lincoln MKX Competitors

$40-42k mid-size SUV, designed in U.S.A., built in Canada 17-19 city / 23-26 hwy 323-468 mile range, gas engine
305 hp 225 cu. in. V6 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Lincoln MKX is also often compared to luxury cars and cars. The 2011 Lincoln MKX's top rivals come from Lincoln (such as the MKT and the MKZ ) and Cadillac (such as the SRX and the CTS )

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MKX compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly sportier (13.9 lb/hp vs 17.5 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM) and has significantly more spacious back seats (52.9 ft3 vs 31.4 ft3).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive), lacks an auxiliary audio input jack, only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger) and much less towing weight (950 lb vs 3,500 lb).

2012 Lincoln MKT

2012 Lincoln MKT
$45,175

Significant advantages of the MKT (vs the MKX )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the MKT (vs the MKX )

  • Power steering not available
  • Much more cramped back seats: 31.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 42.5 ft vs 38.6 ft

common strengths of the MKT and MKX

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
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2011 Cadillac SRX

2011 Cadillac SRX
$42,415

Significant advantages of the SRX (vs the MKX )

  • Many higher towing capacity: 3,500 lb vs 950 lb
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 138 ft

Significant disadvantages of the SRX (vs the MKX )

  • Power outlets not available
  • More cramped back seats: 45.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Premium radio not available

common strengths of the SRX and MKX

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac SRX vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX
$38,880

Significant advantages of the RDX (vs the MKX )

  • RDX 's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the RDX (vs the MKX )

  • Worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • More trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 396 miles vs 468 miles
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the RDX and MKX

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura RDX vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
$48,075

Significant advantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the MKX )

  • X5 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the MKX )

  • Significantly wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 38.6 ft
  • Entertainment system not available
  • Premium radio not available

common strengths of the X5 xDrive35i and MKX

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 6.4 seconds vs 7.6 seconds
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2012 Ford Escape XLT

2012 Ford Escape XLT
$25,495

Significant advantages of the Escape XLT (vs the MKX )

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Escape XLT (vs the MKX )

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 3 stars
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Escape XLT and MKX

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both have power seats
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Escape XLT vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Nissan Murano LE

2011 Nissan Murano LE
$39,110

Significant advantages of the Murano LE (vs the MKX )

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the Murano LE (vs the MKX )

  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the Murano LE and MKX

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.6 lb/hp vs 13.9 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano LE vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MKX compared to luxury car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (68.6 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (52.9 ft3 vs 45.0 ft3), has optional roof rails (optional vs not available), has standard leather (standard vs optional) and has standard premium radio (standard vs optional).

However, on average it has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 7), lacks an auxiliary audio input jack, less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 4 stars), doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard) and doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard).

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ
$35,520

Significant advantages of the MKZ (vs the MKX )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the MKZ (vs the MKX )

  • Much less cargo room: 16.5 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • More cramped back seats: 44.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3

common strengths of the MKZ and MKX

  • Inexpensive: $35,520 vs $40,290
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the MKZ vs the MKX

2011 Lincoln MKS

2011 Lincoln MKS
$42,375

Significant advantages of the MKS (vs the MKX )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the MKS (vs the MKX )

  • Much less cargo room: 18.4 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the MKS and MKX

  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.5 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 56.4 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $42,375 vs $40,290
arrow Compare the MKS vs the MKX

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the MKX )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the MKX )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.1" vs 7.9"

common strengths of the E350 and MKX

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Lexus ES 350

2011 Lexus ES 350
$37,600

Significant advantages of the ES 350 (vs the MKX )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Moon roof comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the ES 350 (vs the MKX )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.8 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 43.0 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3

common strengths of the ES 350 and MKX

  • Inexpensive: $37,600 vs $40,290
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus ES 350 vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MKX compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (13.9 lb/hp vs 21.0 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a significantly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has significantly more gears (6 vs continuously variable).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (342 miles vs 407 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (468 miles vs 536 miles) and has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive).

2011 Toyota Venza

2011 Toyota Venza
$27,885

Significant advantages of the Venza (vs the MKX )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Venza (vs the MKX )

  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Sluggish performance: 20.7 lb/hp vs 13.9 lb/hp
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Venza and MKX

  • Lots of cargo room: 70.1 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Very roomy back seats: 52.5 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.3 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Venza vs the 2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
$29,220

Significant advantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the MKX )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the MKX )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Power locks not available
  • Sluggish performance: 21.0 lb/hp vs 13.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the Outback 2.5i Limited and MKX

  • Lots of cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.2 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 57.2 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
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