Comparing 2018 Lincoln MKX against Lexus RX 350 


More and more consumers are turning to the mid-size SUV to meet their needs. High performing and yet also luxurious, roomy but not cumbersome, this is easily the fastest growing class in the automotive market. Almost every manufacturer seems to be throwing their hat into the ring with their own offering of the mid-size, so it can be difficult to determine which vehicle leads the pack. Fortunately for the mid-size car buyer, there is a clear winner for performance and accessible luxury, the Lincoln MKX. We at Dave Sinclair Lincoln St. Peters decided to compare the 2018 Lincoln MKX with the popular 2018 Lexus RX350 to see which came out ahead.

While the Lexus RX350 claims to be a roomy, five passenger vehicle, consumers have reported that the leg room in the back is rather cramped. The Lincoln MKX offers more leg, head, and shoulder room than the Lexus.

When it comes to performance on the track, the Lincoln MKX comes out ahead yet again. The RX350 is indeed a fast, sporty mid-size, however the Lincoln MKX beats the RX350 in both horsepower (303 vs. 295) and torque (278 vs. 268).


Lincoln also has a commitment to providing their luxury in a no-gimmicks, accessible manner. They don't have ridiculous upcharges for the bells and whistles that you really want.

  • Heated seats are standard on the Lincoln MKX, but $440 on an RX350
  • Rear heated seats for your passengers and family are included in the Climate Package from Lincoln, only $790, which includes many other features. Rear heated seats for an RX350 comes as an add-on to their already expensive luxury package totaling up to an incredible $5,965.00 increase from the base MSRP.
  • Cap-less fuel filters, rear outboard safety belts, and an active noise reduction system are all standard on a Lincoln MKX but not available for any price on the RX350.

In fact, the Lincoln MKX offers many features that are not available from any competitor, including:

  • Twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6 engine
  • The 360-degree Camera System with built-in automatic washer
  • Lincoln Pickup & Delivery Service for maintenance and even shopping.

If you're not yet convinced that the Lincoln MKX is the right vehicle for you and your family we invite you to learn more about the Lincoln MKX or the great deals we offer at Dave Sinclair by contacting one of our experienced salespersons at 314-729-2700 or come visit us at 7500 S Lindbergh Blvd. in St Louis! We have a great inventory of models for you to test drive, so what are you waiting for?

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