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2013 Lincoln MKX Brings More Luxury to Crossover Market

By Castrucci of Alexandria | Posted in Lincoln MKX, Vehicle comparison on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 3:28 pm
2013 Lincoln MKX vs. 2013 Buick Enclave

The 2013 Lincoln MKX brings more luxury at the base trim than the new Buick Enclave

2013 Lincoln MKX vs. 2013 Buick Enclave

The days of one manufacturer’s vehicle being head and shoulders above that of a competitor are gone or exceedingly rare at best. Because of the ubiquity of technological advances, a clear winner in any segment is difficult to declare. At Mike Castrucci of Alexandria we are taking a look at comparing a couple of relative newcomers to the game, looking at the 2013 Lincoln MKX vs. the 2013 Buick Enclave. Both are midsized crossover SUVs that are long on luxury, competitive in their pricing and have an impressive array of standard features.

2013 Lincoln MKX vs. 2013 Buick Enclave

The Lincoln MKX gets a nod over the Buick Enclave because of more standard amenities.

Without an engine no vehicle will go anywhere, so that is as good a place to start as any for looking at the 2013 Lincoln MKX vs. the 2013 Buick Enclave. The Lincoln MKX has the bigger engine sporting a 3.7-liter, V-6 with 305-horsepower at your disposal. That power is transmitted to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. You also have a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive models will get 19 mpg (city) and 26 mpg (highway); that number falls off a bit to 17 mpg (city) and 23 mpg (highway) with all-wheel drive. The Buick entrant has a 3.6-liter, V-6 that produces 288-horsepower and also has a six-speed transmission and a choice between front- and all-wheel drive. The new Enclave doesn’t quite have the fuel-economy of the 2013 Lincoln MKX in Cincinnati, with 17 mpg (city) and 24 (highway) with front-wheel drive and with the all-wheel drive those scores drop a few miles per gallon more.

2013 Lincoln MKX vs. 2013 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has many positive qualities but lacks luxury at lower trims.

Many of the standard features in the comparison of the 2013 Lincoln MKX vs. the 2013 Buick Enclave are just about identical. Where the Lincoln SUV starts to pull away from its General Motors rival, is the standard luxury that comes in the base trim model. The 2013 MKX comes with standard leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition through the use of coded keyfob. The new Lincoln MKX also comes with a SD card reader so you can view digital photos on the go as well as customize the touchscreen interface that operates the MyLincoln Touch telematics array.

To take a test drive near Cincinnati with the 2013 Lincoln MKX contact a Mike Castrucci of Alexandria sales professional today. Also don’t forget about the rest of our new Lincoln cars in Cincinnati as well as our inventory of the best used Ford cars near Cincinnati.

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