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Price Comparison (MSRP): Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

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Invoice Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Lowest Total Price

Lincoln MKX   
Difference: 3,775

Lowest Total Invoice

Lincoln MKX   
Difference: 3,111
Model Year20162015
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 52,600 38,900
Base Invoice 49,050 36,955
All-weather floor mats 75 75
Rear bumper protector 75 160
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995
Cargo tray 100  
Class II trailer hitch   510
Adaptive cruise control   1,295
Wood trim   505
AWD   1,950
Elite Package   5,730
All-weather floor mats   67
Rear bumper protector   143
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,776
Cargo tray   0
Class II trailer hitch   454
Adaptive cruise control   1,153
Wood trim   449
AWD   1,853
Elite Package   5,099
Options (show) (change) 2,245 12,220
Options (show) (change) 1,960 10,994
Destination 945 895
Total Price 55,790 52,015
Total Invoice 51,955 48,844

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For this 2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Lincoln MKX price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Explorer vs. MKX Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Explorer and MKX will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Ford Explorer Platinum's price is $1,990 lower than the Lincoln MKX's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Explorer vs. MKX Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Ford Explorer Platinum, the Lincoln MKX includes additional features worth $0. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. After a $5765 adjustment for the Ford Explorer Platinum's additional features, the Ford Explorer Platinum is $1,990 less than the Lincoln MKX.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 1,990
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 2,258
Model Year20162015
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6305hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG17/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers500, 12650, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20245/60-18
Total Price55,79052,015
Adjustments for Features-5,7650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price50,02552,015
Total Invoice51,95548,844
Adjustments for Features-5,3690
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice46,58648,844

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Model Year20162015
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AC power outlet$100 
Active noise reduction$0 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Parking guidance system - active$500 
Power-adjustable pedals$125 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist$50 
Curve control$50 
Front seat active head restraints $50
Hill descent control$250 
Inflatable rear seatbelts$200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Side curtain airbags $350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500 
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Class II trailer hitch $200
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Roof rails$250 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player $0
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear HVAC unit$400 
Laminated front side windows $200
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$600 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Xenon HID headlights $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100
Leather door panel trim$250 
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Polished alloy wheels $600
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$11,140$5,375
Value of Feature Adjustments$5,765$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-5,3690

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Model Year20162015
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in111.2 in
Length198.3 in186.7 in
Width78.9 in76.0 in
Height70.0 in67.3 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,548 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in54.4 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.7 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in58.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.2 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in39.6 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
21.0 ft332.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft332.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
81.7 ft368.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lincoln MKX

Rear bumper protector
Rear bumper protector40Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested80100%
Total Not Requested00%
Class II trailer hitch
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Adaptive cruise control
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested800100%
Total Not Requested00%
Wood trim
Wood trim300Yes
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
Total Requested450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Elite Package
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500No
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Polished alloy wheels250No
Turn signals on or near mirrors25Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
THX-certified, 650W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested335073%
Total Not Requested125027%

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