What’s the Difference Between The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX

June 15th, 2012 by

So what exactly is the difference between the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX? They both look alike. Well, beside the roughly $4,000 difference in the base price of these vehicles, there really is a lot of difference between these two similar looking vehicles. You will find that you really do get a great value for your money! Lets take a closer look at the two.

Both vehicles have a seating capacity of 5. The Lincoln does feature the heated and cooled seats as standard equipment while they both offer the adjustable seat height, driver power memory and adjustable headrests. The driver power seats on both vehicles adjusts 10 different ways. Leather seats are standard in both as well as second row seating.

The transmission in both is the 6-speed electronically controlled, manually interactive Automatic with Overdrive. The difference is that the Edge shifter is floor mounted while the MKX offers the steering column mounted as well as the floor mounted shifter. Both have front and rear wheel independent suspension but when it comes to stability control, the Edge offered Advance Trac with RSC(Roll Stability Control) as standard equipment.

Safety is an issue that we should always be aware of. The Edge stands out with the Safety Canopy and the Personal Safety System that is not offered in the MKX. Both vehicles have 4 wheel ABS Brakes as well as independent front and rear suspension

As far as the engine is concerned, the Edge offers the 4-cylinder as an option while it is not available in the MKX. They both come with the 6-cylinder engine as Standard. The MKX standard is the 3.7 liter 6 cylinder while the Edge offers 3.5 liter 6-cylinder as its’ standard. The MKX boasts 305@6500rpms with 280@4000 torque while the Edge offers 285@6500rpms with torque of 253@4000. For those of you that might be looking for the larger engine, the ‘Sport’ model of the Edge does offer the 3.7 liter engine that comes standard in the MKX.

The MKX appears more refined than sporty as referenced by an Edge Forum Owner .

Ground clearance on the Edge is ½ inch less than the 8.4 inches for the MKX. The length of the overall vehicle on the MKX is 2.5 inches longer than the Edge.

The curb weight on the MKX is 4210lbs while the Edge is 4056 lbs.

Both vehicles offer power window, power door locks, front power outlet, rear seat or cargo area power outlet, tilt steering column. There is door mounted storage in both as well as cupholders, reading/map lights, delayed courtesy lights, illuminated vanity mirror, cargo area tiedowns as well as rfemote decklid/tailgate release.

The warranty on the MKX boasts 4yr/50K mi. bumper to bumper with a 6yr/70K mi. powertrain while the Edge is 3yr/36k mi. with a 5yr/60k mi. and also includes 5yr/60K mi. 24 hr roadside assistance.

The mpg is usually a factor when comparing vehicles, however, this will not be a concern here. The mpg is right on the money for both the Edge and MKX at 19 city while the Edge is rated at 27 hwy and the MKX is rated at 26 hwy.

Are the differences worth the extra money for the MKX or does the Edge actually outshine the MKX in areas that matter such as safety?

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