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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $56,600

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $8,135

Lowest Total Invoice: $54,083

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $6,154

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerMKX
TrimPlatinumBlack Label
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,235 $53,475
Base Invoice $50,839 $49,999
All-weather floor mats 120 75
Rear bumper protector 75  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995
Cargo cover 130  
Cargo mat 100  
Cargo Utility Package   365
Climate Package   595
Class II trailer hitch   645
Technology Package   1,720
Driver Assistance Package   2,250
Roof rails   195
AWD   2,495
All-weather floor mats 114 67
Rear bumper protector 71  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895 1,776
Cargo cover 124  
Cargo mat 95  
Cargo Utility Package   325
Climate Package   530
Class II trailer hitch   574
Technology Package   1,531
Driver Assistance Package   2,003
Roof rails   174
AWD   2,333
Options (change) 2,420 10,335
Options (change) 2,299 9,313
Destination 945 925
Total Price $56,600 $64,735
Total Invoice $54,083 $60,237

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV has a 303-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $2,420. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $56,600.

The base sticker price of the Lincoln MKX Black Label trim is $53,475. The features would cost an additional $10,335. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $64,735.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln MKX trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Lincoln MKX Black Label appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lincoln MKX 4dr SUV has a 303-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $2,299. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $54,083.

The invoice of the Lincoln MKX Black Label trim is $49,999. The features would cost an additional $9,313. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $60,237.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln MKX trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Lincoln MKX Black Label appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,440
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,577
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerMKX
TrimPlatinumBlack Label
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6303hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG16/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12?, 19
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20245/50-20
Total Price$56,600$64,735
Adjustments for Features0-1,695
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$56,600$63,040
Total Invoice$54,083$60,237
Adjustments for Features0-1,577
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$54,083$58,660

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerMKX
TrimPlatinumBlack Label
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Power-adjustable pedals$125 
Remote app $25
Remote climate control $25
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Pedestrian detection $50
Rearview camera$200 
Side curtain airbags $350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500 
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Cargo Management 
Cargo organizer $100
Class II trailer hitch $200
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0 
App support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
Aux input$50 
Concierge Services - 4 year subscription $200
Navigation, turn-by-turn $25
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear HVAC unit$400 
SD Card slot $25
Wi-Fi hotspot capability $0
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows $200
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
Fog lights$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
LED headlights $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
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 release, second row seats $100
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Synthetic suede headliner $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Wood trim$300 
Wood trim, alternative type $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Active steering $1000
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$8,855$10,550
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,695
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,577

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln MKX

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerMKX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in112.2 in
Length198.3 in190.0 in
Width78.9 in76.1 in
Height70.0 in66.2 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,387 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in56.4 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.7 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.6 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,
Minimum
21.0 ft337.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft337.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft368.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lincoln MKX Black Label

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Adaptive dampers - electrical500No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested500100%
Cargo Utility Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
Cargo net40Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Cargo organizer100No
Rear bumper protector40Yes
Total Requested29575%
Total Not Requested10025%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested85074%
Total Not Requested30026%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Active steering1000No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested120046%
Total Not Requested140054%

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