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Parks Lincoln of Gainesville

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2016 Lincoln MKX vs Ford Explorer

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2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Lincoln MKX

Standard Engine:

3.7L V6

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 26 highway (mpg) *

Horsepower:

303 hp @ 6500 rpm

Transmission:

6-speed Shiftable Automatic

Torque:

278 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

2016 Ford Explorer

Standard Engine:

3.5L V6

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 24 highway (mpg) *

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

Torque:

255 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

2016 Lincoln MKX vs 2016 Ford Explorer

Serving Gainesville, FL, Ocala, Lake City, Palatka, and Alachua

Both the 2016 Lincoln MKX and the Ford Explorer offer buyers in and around Gainesville, FL top of the line small SUVs. Both of these SUVs share a lot in common with each other and are excellent choices. Of the two vehicles, the MKX is the more upscale and luxurious, with the exception of the top of the line Ford Explorer Titanium trim level.

With this in mind, you might wonder what the major differences between these two great SUVs are and which of them will make the best choice for you and your family. Worth noting is the fact that the Explorer is significantly wider than the MKX, which depending on your needs may or may not be a good thing, especially when you are trying to find a convenient parking spot.

Performance

When it comes to performance, both the 2016 Lincoln MKX and the Ford Explorer offer plenty of power. The Explorer offers two different engine options, a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 and a twin-turbocharged version of the same engine. At the base level the 2016 MKX offers a larger engine at 3.7 liters, this engine offers more power than the base Explorer at 303 hp and more torque at 278 lb-ft.

The only way to get more power from the Ford Explorer is to opt for the upper trim levels and the twin turbocharged version of the same engine. This engine is rated at 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, but gaining this extra power is going to cost. Both vehicles come in FWD and AWD versions and feature a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmissions. What may surprise you however, is that the MKX still manages to get better overall fuel economy.

Interior

Thanks to its larger overall size, the Explorer offers taller passengers a little more overall space, but at the base level does not offer the same level of comfort and convenience. Buyers in the Gainesville area will find that the 2016 Lincoln MKX offers a well thought out and comfortable interior that features a wealth of soft-touch surfaces including a leather-wrapped dash and carpeting in the rear cargo area. The interior of the Explorer offers a comfortable interior with thoughtfully placed controls and a number of soft-touch surfaces.

The MKX features the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system with two driver-selectable screens. One is a centrally located touchscreen, the other is used in conjunction with the voice activated system. The Explorer also features a multiple screen infotainment system, and the MyFord Touch system. Overall, buyers will find the interior of the MKX more comfortable and well-appointed, which is what those who purchase Lincoln vehicles have come to expect from this legendary U.S. luxury carmaker.

Safety

Parent company Ford Motor Co. has long had a reputation for building vehicles that provide a safe ride for you and your family. Both the 2016 Lincoln MKX and the Ford Explorer come equipped with a wealth of standard safety features including four wheel antilock brakes, electronic traction and stability controls, and enough airbags to keep everyone safe in the event of an accident.

Among the many standard safety features included on the MKX are integrated blind spot mirrors, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. The Lincoln also comes with the MyKey system that lets parents set up a range of parameters for teen drivers including audio volume and speed. To learn more about all the 2016 Lincoln MKX has to offer and why we believe it makes a much better choice than the Ford Explorer, come on into Parks Lincoln of Gainesville and chat with one of our knowledgeable sales team members.

Parks Lincoln of Gainesville
3333 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32609

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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