2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKX

2011 Cadillac SRX

10.0

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3500 lb
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Moon roof
Standard
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Rear air conditioning
Optional
2011 Lincoln MKX

9.3

Runner-up

Lincoln MKX

starting from

$42,140
"Substantial improvements in interior quality."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKX's interior quality
"A plethora of entertainment options."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKX's stereo

Reasons to buy the Lincoln MKX

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Power outlets
Standard
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Quite powerful
305 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Average cargo space
68.6 ft3
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Fast 0-60 time
7.2 seconds
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX can carry more than 3.5x more weight, 3500 lb vs 970 lb
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Longer basic warranty
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
  • Very expensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • More gears
Overall 10.0 vs 9.3

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKX 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The SRX can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 61.1 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 3500 lb vs 970 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the MKX is comparable to most other vehicles
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The MKX 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the SRX
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The MKX has a good number of cupholders, but the SRX does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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MSRP $42,415 vs $42,140 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 3 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 7.2 seconds The MKX has a good 0-60 time, but the SRX is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 132 ft The SRX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the MKX is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 85 mph vs 15.5 s @ 91 mph The MKX 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the SRX 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.77 g The SRX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average MKX
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM The MKX is fairly powerful, but the SRX is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both the SRX 's semi-automatic transmission and the MKX 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 14.5 lb/hp The MKX is a sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 38.6 ft

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