|2016 Lincoln MKX||2016 Lexus RX|
|6.2 seconds||0-60 mph||6.4 seconds|
|68.8 cubic feet||Max Luggage Volume||56.3 cubic feet|
Car shoppers looking for a reliable, luxury crossover or SUV will likely consider the Lexus RX 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 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 Lexus RX.
The power figures for these vehicles are nearly evenly matched, with an edge to the LIncoln. The LINCOLN MKX makes more horsepower and torque, which is significant when you realize the LINCOLN MKX also weighs less than the Lexus. That allows it to put down a better zero-to-60-mph acceleration time. And 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 RX in just 14.7 seconds at 98 mph, while the Lexus comes in at 15.2 seconds and 92 mph. The catch here is that the RX gets slightly better gas mileage than the LINCOLN MKX: 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway against the Lincoln’s 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The question is whether you’re willing to trade a little bit of fuel economy for big performance gains.
The Lincoln MKX performs better than the RX because it’s a slightly smaller, lighter vehicle. So, it must be cramped for passenger and luggage space, right? Not so! Even though the LINCOLN MKX is a couple of inches shorter in length and height than the RX, it’s also a couple of inches wider. Amazingly, when the seats are folded down, the maximum carrying capacity of the Lincoln offers a full 12.5 cubic feet of extra space. More important is passenger comfort, though. That’s where the LINCOLN MKX shines, providing more rear legroom as well as more headroom and shoulder room for both front AND rear seat passengers.
Your passengers will definitely thank you to consider the Lincoln MKX over the Lexus RX: 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.