|2016 Lincoln MKX
|2016 BMW X3
|68.8 cubic feet
|Max Luggage Volume
|63.3 cubic feet
Car shoppers looking for a high-performance, luxury crossover or SUV will likely consider the BMW X3 because of the brand’s reputation in that category. Here at Lidtke Motors, we want you to know there’s a better option when it comes to premium turbocharged trucks. You may be surprised to learn that it’s the Lincoln MKX. We’ll tell you why in this comparison between the 2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 BMW X3.
Right off the bat, the power figures for these two vehicles are a bit lopsided. The LINCOLN MKX makes significantly more horsepower and quite a bit more torque besides. That allows it to put down a much better zero-to-60-mph acceleration time. That’s performance that you’ll feel every day, whether getting on the highway or going for a passing maneuver. In fact, the LINCOLN MKX finishes a quarter-mile drag race against the X3 in just 14.7 seconds at 98 mph, while the BMW limps in at 16.4 seconds and just 82 mph. The catch here is that the X3 gets slightly better gas mileage than the LINCOLN MKX: 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway against the Lincoln’s 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. But what these figures don’t tell you is that the X3 only runs on premium fuel, while the LINCOLN MKX is designed to perform best on regular gas. That means the LINCOLN MKX could actually save you a fortune over time as gas prices begin to rise.
Since the Lincoln MKX performs so much better than the X3, it must be a smaller, lighter vehicle, right? Not so! The LINCOLN MKX is a full six inches longer and 2 inches wider than the X3, despite weighing a mere 130 pounds more. That means there’s lots of extra room for passengers and cargo in the LINCOLN MKX, without sacrificing much of a weight advantage. When the seats are folded down, the maximum carrying capacity of the Lincoln offers 5.5 cubic feet of extra space. More important is passenger comfort, though. That’s where the LINCOLN MKX shines, providing an impressive three inches of extra legroom for front AND rear passengers as well as more hip and shoulder room across the board.
Your passengers will definitely thank you to consider the Lincoln MKX over the BMW X3: They’ll have a more spacious and comfortable ride, and they’ll likely reach their destination quicker! And you’ll be able to do so without leaving any luggage behind. That’s the advantage of the luxurious, high-performance Lincoln MKX. Take one for a spin at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, WI.