Jones Ford Buckeye Compares 2016 Ford Edge VS 2016 Lincoln MKX Near Avondale, AZ

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2016 Ford Edge

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2016 Lincoln MKX

Safety Comparison

Both the Edge and the Lincoln MKX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Motor Trend the Edge Sport is faster than the Lincoln MKX twin turbo V6:



Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.4 sec

Quarter Mile

14.3 sec

14.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

95.9 MPH

94 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge 2.0 ECOBoost FWD with Start/Stop gets better fuel mileage than the MKX FWD (21 city/30 hwy vs. 17 city/26 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Edge gets better fuel mileage than the Lincoln MKX:


Lincoln MKX


2.0 ECOBoost/Auto

21 city/30 hwy


3.5 V6/Auto

18 city/26 hwy

17 city/26 hwy

3.7 V6/Auto


17 city/26 hwy

2.7 ECOBoost V6/Auto


2.0 ECOBoost/Auto

20 city/28 hwy


3.5 V6/Auto

17 city/25 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.7 V6/Auto

2.7 ECOBoost V6/Auto

17 city/24 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

2.7 ECOBoost V6/Auto

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Edge SE 2.0 ECOBoost FWD offers an optional system to automatically turn off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Lincoln MKX are solid, not vented.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 27 seconds @ .68 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The Ford Edge may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 600 pounds less than the Lincoln MKX.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 5.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Lincoln MKX (113.9 vs. 108.3).

The Edge has .3 inches more front headroom, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear headroom, 1 inch more rear legroom, 1.9 inches more rear hip room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Lincoln MKX.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Lincoln MKX with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 37.2 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Lincoln MKX with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 68.8 cubic feet).

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue.

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