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2014 Lincoln MKX vs. 2015 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Lincoln MKX than the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lincoln MKX as you will with the Ford Explorer, 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). The Lincoln MKX is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. 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 Lincoln MKX and the Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln MKX is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lincoln MKX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lincoln MKX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

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

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

Utility
The Lincoln MKX has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lincoln MKX has less cargo space than the Ford Explorer, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lincoln MKX than that of the Ford Explorer.

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2014 Lincoln
MKX

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MSRP*: $38,575 - $40,525

2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.25% --
City MPG: 17 - 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 26 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $36,647 - $38,499 $28,935 - $40,191

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