2011 Lincoln
MKX
vs. 2012 Lincoln
MKT

2012 Lincoln MKT

9.8

Winner

Lincoln MKT

starting from

$45,175
"MKT brings to the party a confident driving demeanor."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKT's handling
"Quiet interior."
edmunds.com | talking about the MKT's noise

Reasons to buy the Lincoln MKT

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Average cargo space
75.9 ft3
2011 Lincoln MKX

9.4

Runner-up

Lincoln MKX

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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Power steering
Standard
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Quite powerful
305 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Spacious back seats
52.9 ft3
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Sporty performance
13.9 lb/hp
Entertainment System 8.4 vs 10.0
2012 Lincoln MKT Winner: MKT
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  • The MKT 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the MKX
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2012 Lincoln MKT Winner: MKT
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  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Lincoln MKX Winner: MKX
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  • The MKX 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.9 lb/hp vs 17.5 lb/hp
  • The MKX needs around 10% less space to turn, 38.6 ft vs 42.5 ft
  • More than 10% more powerful, 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,250 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Lincoln MKX Winner: MKX
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $4,885 cheaper (more than 10% less), $40,290 vs $45,175
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.8

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 Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the MKX 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Yes The MKT 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 Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the MKX

Luxury Features

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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the MKT '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

Performance

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Horsepower 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,250 RPM The MKX is fairly powerful, but the MKT is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The MKT 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The MKT comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the MKX
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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 13.9 lb/hp vs 17.5 lb/hp The MKX is a sporty car, while the MKT is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 42.5 ft The MKX is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the MKT is quite bad

Cost

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MSRP $40,290 vs $45,175 The MKX has a reasonable price, while the MKT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 17 mpg The MKX has great city mileage and the MKT is pretty reasonable
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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 None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 7.6 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 137 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.75 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 7 The MKT has lots of passenger seats, but the MKX has very few
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Cargo space 68.6 ft3 vs 75.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 56.2 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 950 lb vs Unknown
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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 Not Available The MKX offers an optional navigation system; not available on the MKT
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Cupholders 8 vs 6 The MKX has a good number of cupholders, but the MKT is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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2012 Lincoln MKT 2012 Ford Flex SE MKT vs Flex SE
2012 Lincoln MKT 2011 Buick Enclave CXL MKT vs Enclave CXL
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