Greene Ford Compares 2017 Ford Edge VS 2017 Lincoln MKX Near Buford, GA

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2017 Ford Edge

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2017 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 4 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.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Edge’s reliability 19 points higher than the Lincoln MKX.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Edge Sport 2.7 turbo V6 is faster than the Lincoln MKX twin turbo V6:




Zero to 30 MPH

1.9 sec

2.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.6 sec

6.9 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

9.3 sec

11.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.8 sec

18.7 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.2 sec

7 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.1 sec

3.2 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.1 sec

4.4 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98 MPH

94 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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




Lincoln MKX



2.0 4 cyl./Auto

21 city/29 hwy




3.5 V6/Auto

17 city/26 hwy

17 city/25 hwy

3.7 V6/Auto


2.0 4 cyl./Auto

20 city/27 hwy




3.5 V6/Auto

17 city/24 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.7 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.

The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Lincoln MKX (19.2 vs. 18 gallons).

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.

The Edge stops much shorter than the Lincoln MKX:



Lincoln MKX


70 to 0 MPH

175 feet

186 feet

Car and Driver

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .83 G’s, while the Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver 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 pounds less than the Lincoln MKX.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Edge Titanium AWD is quieter than the Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD (40 vs. 41 dB).

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).

Economic Advantages Comparison

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Edge will be $5103 to $8294 less than for the Lincoln MKX.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge has won recognition from these important consumer publications:



Lincoln MKX

Consumer Reports® Recommends



Car Book “Best Bet”



J.D. Power and Associates rated the Edge second among midsize suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Lincoln MKX isn’t in the top three.

The Ford Edge outsold the Lincoln MKX by over four to one during the 2016 model year.

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