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2011 Lincoln MKX

  1. More Upscale and Powerful

    More Upscale and Powerful

    Car buyers in the market for a luxurious midsize crossover will be impressed by the more powerful V6 engine, standard features, and refined interior of the 2011 Lincoln MKX.
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  2. Overview


    When it comes to midsize crossover vehicles, shoppers are opting for the Cadillac SRX over the Lincoln MKX by a ratio of better than two to one, and the Lincoln continues to lose ground. That trend perplexes us. A tightly built vehicle with a roomy, attractive cabin, excellent fit and finish, and decent handling and acceleration, the MKX is much improved for 2011. The engine is more powerful than before, fuel economy is better, and the interior is much more upscale. Sure, it costs more than the hot-selling Cadillac SRX, and it still looks too much like the more downscale Ford Edge, but it deserves more respect than it's getting. If you're considering the SRX, or the top-selling Lexus RX 350, be sure to test-drive the MKX before buying.
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  3. Interior


    The cabin is more upscale than before, with standard leather and heated and ventilated power front seats. Aluminum accents are standard; wood trim costs $495 extra. The rear seats pop down at the push of a button, more than doubling cargo capacity to 68.6 cubic feet.
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  4. Performance


    Car and Driver clocked the MKX at 6.4 seconds in accelerating from zero to 60 mph. The Cadillac SRX does zero-to-60 in about 8.5 seconds with a standard V6, and about 7.5 seconds with a turbocharged V6. Automobile magazine clocked the Lexus RX 350 at 6.8 seconds.
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  5. Fuel Economy

    Fuel Economy

    The MKX is rated at 19 miles per gallon in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, for an average of 21 with front-wheel drive, and 17/23/19 with all-wheel drive. The Lexus RX 350 is rated at 18/25/21 with two-wheel drive and 18/24/20 with AWD; the Cadillac SRX at 18/25/20 with two-wheel drive and 15/22/18 with a turbocharged engine and AWD.
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  6. Safety


    The 2011 MKX hasn't been tested under stringent new government crash-test standards, but the model is rated "Good" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in front-offset and side crashes, and "Acceptable" for roof strength.
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  7. Price


    The MKX starts at $40,225 with front-wheel drive, compared with $34,705 for the Cadillac SRX and $39,250 for the Lexus RX 350. However, the MKX comes packed with standard equipment and Lincoln is offering cash rebates of up to $1,500 on it.
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