Greene Ford Compares 2015 Ford Edge VS 2015 Lincoln MKX Near Cumming, GA

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2015 Ford Edge

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2015 Lincoln MKX

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the Edge inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Ford Edge has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Edge’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Edge Titanium/Sport offers an optional 180 degree camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Lincoln MKX only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Compared to metal, the Edge’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Lincoln MKX has a metal gas tank.

Both the Edge and the Lincoln MKX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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 and available all wheel drive.

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

The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 10 more horsepower (315 vs. 305) and 70 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 280) than the Lincoln MKX’s 3.7 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge AWD V6 gets better fuel mileage than the Lincoln MKX AWD (17 city/25 hwy vs. 17 city/23 hwy).

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.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

Chassis Comparison

The Ford Edge may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 350 pounds less than the Lincoln MKX.

The front grille of the Edge ECOBoost uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Edge Sport uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 5.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Lincoln MKX (113.9 vs. 108.4).

The Edge has .2 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front hip room, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom, 1 inch more rear legroom, 2.3 inches more rear hip room and 1.8 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. 32.3 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. 68.6 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Edge easier. The Edge’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 29 inches, while the Lincoln MKX’s liftover is 31 inches.

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the Lincoln MKX’s in almost every dimension:



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To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Edge’s available cargo door can be opened just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its cargo door, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics Comparison

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Edge Titanium/Sport detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Lincoln MKX doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations Comparison

Both the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX won an award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue.

The Ford Edge outsold the Lincoln MKX by almost five to one during 2014.

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