2016 Lincoln MKX vs. 2016 Acura MDX

2016 Lincoln MKX vs Acura MDX
2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label 2016 Acura MDX SH-AWD
  3.7-Liter V6 Engine 3.5-Liter V6
  303 hp Horsepower 290 hp
  278 ft-lbs. Torque 267 ft-lbs.
  Regular Unleaded Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
  Standard Navigation Available on Other Styles

2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 Acura MDX

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The 2016 Lincoln MKX and Acura MDX are crossover SUVs that appeal to families with a preference for luxury. Offering a 2.7 L turbocharged engine and 3.7 L V6 engine, this Lincoln delivers better performance than the Acura MDX. Additionally, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch and a Revel Audio System are some of the high-tech highlights in the Lincoln MKX.


The first powertrain option in the 2016 Lincoln MKX includes a 2.7 L Twin Turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that produces up to 335 hp at 5,550 RPM and 380 lb-ft of torque when running on 93-Octane fuel. This Lincoln crossover SUV is also available with a 3.7 L Ti-VCT V6 engine that whips out a maximum of 303 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 278 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 RPM. By contrast, the 2016 Acura MDX has a standard 3.5 L V6 engine that offers only up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Lincoln MKX also has a Push Button Shifter that controls the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission system, which is similar to the Acura MDX's nine-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift that is controlled with the touch of buttons. Featuring three modes, Lincoln Drive Control is another technology that boosts the capabilities of the Lincoln MKX. This feature is paired with Continuously Controlled Damping to reduce shocks and vibrations even on the roughest surfaces. Both of these luxurious crossover SUVs also come with All Wheel Drive for superb handling.


The 2016 Lincoln MKX is available with the signature SYNC with MyLincoln Touch technology, which includes a GPS navigation system. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link feeds can be delivered to this advanced infotainment system. Additionally, the Lincoln MKX offers SYNC 3 technology for convenient voice-activated controls of audio and other settings. The SYNC AppLink gives the driver and passengers plenty of options for connecting their smartphones and other mobile devices. Overall, the Lincoln MKX simply delivers better road guidance compared to the Acura MDX, which has an Acura Navigation System that gets updates from AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic. Both of these premium crossover SUVs come with a subscription to over 100 music channels on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. However, the 13-speaker Revel Audio System in the Lincoln MKX offers better sound quality than the 10-speaker ELS Studio Audio System in the Acura MDX. Featuring two seven-inch LCD touchscreens, the Lincoln MKX's Dual Headrest DVD Entertainment System is better than the Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System that comes with a single nine-inch flip down monitor.


The Lane Keeping System in the 2016 Lincoln MKX matches the Lane Keeping Assist in the 2016 Acura MDX. Such technology creates prompt alerts when the driver suddenly drifts out of a lane on the highway. The Lincoln MKX's Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection also offers similar responsive accident-avoidance capabilities found in the Acura MDX's Collision Mitigation Braking System. This Lincoln crossover SUV can also be equipped with a Blind Spot Information System that looks for the presence of other motorists in the vehicle's blind zone. With responsive features such as Adaptive Headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers, the Lincoln MKX offers better overall active safety technology than the Acura MDX. Some signature passive safety features in this Lincoln include Personal Safety System and Safety Canopy System. The MKX also includes patented inflatable seat belts in the rear outboard seats.

Contact Bob Wade Autoworld to enjoy a test drive in the 2016 Lincoln MKX. After cruising in this luxurious Lincoln crossover SUV, you could fairly compare it to the 2016 Acura MDX.