Compact Luxury Crossover SUV Comparison

05.19.17 - Lincoln MKC

When you’re shopping in any class of vehicle it becomes hard for you to perform and actually comparison because you normally only shop in one place and dealers typically don’t have similar models of different brands on site for you to perform a comparison test. Thankfully, we can help you out. If you’re looking for the right model between two compact crossover luxury models, the Acura RDX and Lincoln MKC both make excellent choices and can be the right vehicle for you. Let’s take a look at what each one of these vehicles brings you to determine which one is right for you.

Acura RDX

This is a gorgeous compact crossover SUV that brings you a wheelbase that works great with a long body that works well on the road. This longer build gives you more than 61 cubic feet of cargo space inside the SUV. This SUV is laid out extremely well to give you a place you’ll enjoy the ride from and have the comfort you’re looking for in an SUV that brings you more of what you want. The starting price for the RDX is nearly $37,000 which is fairly is affordable in this class.

Under the hood of the RDX is only one engine which is a 3.5-liter V6 that brings you 279 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. This is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and you can add AWD to the package. The fuel mileage offered with this SUV comes in at 19 city/27 hwy mpg to make it one of the efficient models in this class. With only one engine for this SUV there aren’t a lot of choices you can make, but this one engine is easy to enjoy when this is the class you’ve been looking for.

Lincoln MKC

The wheelbase of the Lincoln model is fitting to its size and this SUV offers you a smooth ride with a well-appointed cabin that provides you with the feeling you want on the road. The cargo space inside the MKC is 53 cubic feet and you have good legroom in every position of the vehicle. You’ll be impressed with the variety of items you can choose on the MKC including the Black Label trim which treats you special. The starting price for the MKC comes in at nearly $34,000 to be easy to afford in the luxury arena.

Under the hood, the top engine for the MKC is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that offers you 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine also is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission for the power delivery you need. You can choose AWD for this SUV and will enjoy 18 city/25 hwy mpg when you choose this version of the MKC to drive. If you need more efficiency from your SUV you can choose one with a smaller engine with better overall fuel mileage to give you exactly what you need in the luxury SUV you drive

Verdict

The Acura RDX offers you more cargo room and slightly better fuel efficiency but that’s about the only items that are more impressive on the RDX. With the Lincoln MKC you have more choices, a better starting price and more power from a smaller engine. While many times a comparison doesn’t show you a clear cut favorite, this one certainly does. You can have more space for cargo but you’re going to pay a lot more for it while you could pay the same price and step up by a trim level and have more equipment in the Lincoln MKC.

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