Comparison - Acura MDX Base 2017 - vs - Lincoln MKX Reserve 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
49,055
Updated: 
18 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#2A2A2A
Dark Cherry Pearl
#532831
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Color: 
Black Velvet Metallic
#000000
Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#3E020C
Ingot Silver Metallic
#AEB2B5
Luxe Silver Metallic
#7F7E80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#262523
Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic
#1C3D4F
Palladium White Gold Metallic
#E5E0DA
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#F7F6F2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Acura MDX ranks 10 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Acura MDX is a well-rounded and reasonably priced option for drivers looking for a well-equipped luxury midsize SUV.The 2017 Acura MDX ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category.

Pros
Balanced ride and handling
Excellent fuel economy
More standard driver assistance features than rivals

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Less cargo space than 3-row rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
Among luxury crossovers, the Acura MDX is a standout in nearly every possible way—and it stands as quite a counterpoint to the brand’s sedans, which can’t seem to get proper traction in the market.While this model is already one of the best-driving models in its class, the 2017 Acura MDX has been given ride and handling improvements, more standard active-safety features, and a new Sport Hybrid variant that promises both better performance and higher fuel economy numbers.We give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Pros
New Sport Hybrid
Refined and quiet
Great handling
Space for six

Cons
Rough-shifting transmission
Too much bright trim
Complex infotainment interface
Lacks steering feedback

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Acura MDX receives a comprehensive face-lift, including a new front end with fresh headlight and grille designs. A Sport Hybrid model debuts with more power and better fuel economy than the regular MDX. New standard features for 2017 include capless fueling, an electronic parking brake, auto high beams, additional USB ports and the AcuraWatch suite of active safety aids (previously optional on some MDX versions). Newly available features include 20-inch wheels, LED foglights, automatic locking when you walk away from the vehicle, power-folding mirrors, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, upgraded wood trim and second-row captain's chairs.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season surefootedness
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Touchscreen isn't user-friendly and graphics are subpar
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than some rivals
Clunky auto stop-start function
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

HIGHS:
Standard active-safety tech, newly refined schnoz, excellent handling.

LOWS
No longer the best, expensive option packages, frustrating infotainment system.

Still a compelling alternative to European luxury SUVs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Lincoln MKX ranked #17 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lincoln MKX has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cushioned handling
Light on the wallet for the class, heavy on features
Top-tier crash test scores

Cons
Below-average gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lincoln MKX has an athletic feel and a classy interior, but we wish that its most advanced safety tech was available at a lower price point.

Pros
Robust V-6 engines
Comfortable, upmarket interior
Good infotainment system
Rides and handles well
Conservatively handsome looks

Cons
Thirsty lineup lacks hybrid option
Frustrating push-button shifter
Advanced safety tech is costly
Is Lincoln a true luxury brand?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The MKX is unchanged for the 2018 model year.Overall, we recommend the MKX's Select trim level. It's just above the base Premiere trim level and adds a few creature comforts. More important, it's the key to getting desirable options packages such as the Climate package and the Select Plus package

PROS
Quiet interior with spacious rear seating
Comfortable ride quality
A lot of features for the money
Strong turbocharged V6 engine option

CONS
Interior quality isn't as high as that of many European rivals
Thick roof pillars and a small rear window impair rear visibility

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.70L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
278ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
303hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination Download
Mobile Internet
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
190.00in
Width: 
77.20in
76.10in
Height: 
67.40in
66.20in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
7.80in
Front Track: 
66.30in
64.80in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
58.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
55.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
59.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
68.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
37.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs
4387.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
432 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Memory card slot
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
10 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
20
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Adaptive headlights
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Airbag Deployment Notification
Destination Download

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 800A
Cargo Utility Package
Cargo Accessories Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
Trailer Tow Package
Climate Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Satin Roof Rack Side Rails without Crossbars
21" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System
22-Way Adjustable Front Seats
Modern Heritage Theme
Thoroughbred Theme
Indulgence Theme

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Color: 
Cappuccino, leatherette
#C3BFAE
Ebony, leatherette
#1A1A1A