2011 Ford
Edge SEL
vs. 2011 Lincoln
MKX

2011 Lincoln MKX

9.8

starting from

$40,290
"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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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Quite powerful
305 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Premium radio
Standard
2011 Ford Edge SEL

9.8

starting from

$33,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge SEL

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Has auxiliary audio input
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Very inexpensive
$33,325
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OK braking distance from 60mph
134 ft
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • The Edge SEL's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln MKX Winner: MKX
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the MKX
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln MKX Winner: MKX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 18 mpg
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Lincoln MKX Winner: MKX
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  • The MKX 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.9 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Around 10% more powerful, 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have lots of cupholders
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
Missing information
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
  • Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Entertainment System

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Edge SEL
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MKX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 10 The MKX has more speakers and the Edge SEL is OK, too
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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 Edge SEL 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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Edge SEL
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MKX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a 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 Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the MKX

Cost

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Edge SEL
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MSRP $33,325 vs $40,290 The Edge SEL has a reasonable price, while the MKX is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The MKX 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Edge SEL's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The MKX 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Edge SEL's is very short

Performance

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Edge SEL
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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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 15.0 lb/hp vs 13.9 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Edge SEL has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 38.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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Edge SEL
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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 None vs None

Practicality

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Edge SEL
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 909 lb vs 950 lb Average towing capacity
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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 Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Edge SEL
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MKX
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 7.6 seconds The MKX has a good 0-60 time, but the Edge SEL is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 138 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph The MKX 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Edge SEL's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Edge SEL
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MKX
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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 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Ford Edge SEL 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Edge SEL vs Traverse LS
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Honda CR-V Edge SEL vs CR-V
2011 Ford Edge SE 2012 Ford Escape Limited Edge SE vs Escape Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Edge SEL vs Explorer Limited
2011 Lincoln MKX 2012 Lincoln MKT MKX vs MKT
2011 Lincoln MKX 2012 Lincoln MKZ MKX vs MKZ
2011 Lincoln MKX 2011 Cadillac SRX MKX vs SRX
2011 Lincoln MKX 2011 Acura RDX MKX vs RDX
2011 Lincoln MKX 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i MKX vs X5 xDrive35i

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