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2016 Lincoln MKX 2016 Acura MDX
$38,260 MSRP $43,015
303/278 HP/Torque 290/267
5 Passenger Seating 7
37.2 cubic feet Luggage Volume 15.0 cubic feet

2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 Acura MDX

The 2016 Lincoln MKX and 2016 Acura MDX are just two examples from the crowded market of luxury SUVs that have been recently redesigned. How do they compare? We think you’ll find a lot more to like about the MKX despite its remarkably lower price tag. Let’s start with the performance. The MKX, with its big twin-turbocharged V6, easily outmuscles the MDX in horsepower and torque ratings. You’ll really notice that level of power. If it’s not enough, the MKX’s optional engine upgrade offers 335 hp and a massive 380 lb.-ft. of torque. There’s no upgrade available for the MDX.

These SUVs are made for moving people and cargo in comfort and luxury. While the MDX offers seating for seven passengers, the MKX gives up a couple of seats to more than double the cargo capacity. If you’re more interested in luggage volume, the MKX should be your choice. When it comes to comfort, your passengers will be happier in the MKX, with its active noise control and suspension tuned for a relaxing ride rather than performance driving.

Differences bwtween the 2016 Lincoln MKX and 2016 Acura MDX

The 2016 Lincoln MKX is known for being one of the most advanced midsize luxury SUVs there is, regardless of price. So it’s no surprise that it outshines the MDX in just about every way you can imagine despite its lower MSRP. The MKX comes with Lincoln’s unrivaled Sync 3 infotainment software and hardware, as well as a wide range of gadgets and features the MDX doesn’t offer. The MKX’s audio system includes 10 speakers compared with the MDX’s eight. And the Lincoln has convenience features that you won’t want to live without once you’ve tried them, including standard parking assist and standard remote starting. Get used to living without them if you choose the MDX.

In addition to all of the performance and features that the MDX can’t match, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is backed by a much better warranty. With the MKX you get 72 months or 70,000 miles of roadside assistance vs the MDX’s 48 months or 50,000 miles. And the MKX has a 24-month or 24,000-mile maintenance warranty that the MDX simply doesn’t offer. We started out trying to compare these two luxury SUVs but in the end there’s really no comparison. Even at a much lower price point, the 2016 Lincoln MKX offers far more than you’ll ever get from the Acura MDX. Come and experience the difference at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, Wis.

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