Ford Explorer vs Lincoln MKX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change
2018 Lincoln MKX Black Label AWD
Photo of 2017 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,402
27 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
Incentives Find if there are incentives in your area. Enter your zip code
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Data Available
2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,671
3 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,760
13 listings nationwide

Shop

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

In 2007, Lincoln introduced the MKX as a mid-size luxury SUV based on the Ford Edge. However, in typical Lincoln fashion, the MKX offers far more in the way of luxury and comfort. Linc...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
10
writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling
2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
writes:
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum AWD worse.
"Very nice "
Family Car Ranked 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum AWD better.
"Afordabilty"
5
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD better.
"I like it"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD better.
"I like it"

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
335 hp @ 4,750 RPM
303 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
--
--
380 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
278 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,700 cc
3,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.27 in x 3.27 in
3.76 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 39 in 39.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 37.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 900 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 190 in
Width 89.3 in 86.1 in
Height 69.9 in 66.2 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 112.1 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
2018 Lincoln MKX
Black Label AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Velvet Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Chroma Couture Dark Brown Premium Metallic
  • Chroma Elite Copper Premium Met (Chromoflare)
  • Ingot Silver
  • Rhapsody Blue Metallic
  • White Platinum Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.7L GTDI V6
  • Dual-Headrest DVD Entertainment System
  • 22-Way Adjustable Driver & Front Passenger Seat
  • Class II Trailer Tow Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Lincoln MKX Technology Package
  • Wheels: 21" Polished Aluminum

Related Comparisons