Lincoln MKX vs Volkswagen Touareg
2016 Lincoln MKX 2016 Volkswagen Touareg
$38,100 Price $42,705
303/278 HP/Torque 280/266
17 mpg city/26 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 17 mpg city/23 mpg hwy
68.8 cubic feet Maximum Luggage Space 64 cubic feet

2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Lincoln MKX vs Volkswagen Touareg power cargo room

When you’re shopping around for a luxury crossover utility vehicle, it’s important to look at all the options, domestic and foreign. A great pair of vehicles to compare in this category is the 2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. These two vehicles seat five passengers and have just about exactly the same dimensions. But we believe one offers much more, and at a lower price. The Lincoln MKX comes in about $4,500 cheaper than the Volkswagen, so what are you giving up for the money? The only thing we can think of is standard all-wheel drive.

If it’s performance you demand, take a look at the power figures. The Lincoln MKX, with its twin turbos, makes for a much stronger engine. But don’t think that’s going to cut into your fuel economy. The benefits of turbocharging also extend the mpg. One performance figure not listed in the table is the zero-to-60-mph time. In the Lincoln MKX it’s just 6.3 seconds, while the Touareg needs 7.7 seconds to get to 60 mph. That’s performance you can feel.

Differences between the 2016 Lincoln MKX and 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

We can see which crossover is the better performer, but how do they stack up on amenities? The Lincoln MKX offers a nice amount of extra luggage capacity, and its standard creature comforts make for a more compelling package. The Touareg lags behind the MKX in terms of technology in the cabin. Take the entertainment system for example. The MKX offers mp3 and DVD capability as well as more amplified power, more speakers and more LCD screens. These are features that make a world of difference when traveling as a family, and the Touareg simply can’t match them. Back to basics, though, is a simple feature that owners of the MKX enjoy but isn’t offered standard in the Touareg: keyless entry with remote start. This is a great feature especially on cold days, and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.

If you want to save money yet get more performance and more features in your next crossover utility vehicle, there’s really only one right decision between these two. You have to go for the Lincoln MKX. And we’d be happy to put you in the driver’s seat at Lidtke Motors.

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