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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Lincoln MKX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lincoln MKX. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKX, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Lincoln MKX, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lincoln MKX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Lincoln MKX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Lincoln MKX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lincoln MKX.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKX.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the Lincoln MKX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Lincoln MKX, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Explorer has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln MKX.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Lincoln MKX, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKX.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100

2014 Lincoln
MKX

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MSRP*: $38,575 - $40,525
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.25%
City MPG: 16 - 17 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 26
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,935 - $40,191 $36,647 - $38,499

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