Lincoln MKC vs. Lexus RX

If you're in the market for a luxury crossover vehicle, it's likely you're considering the Lincoln MKC and the Lexus RX, but how do you know which one is right for you?

The Lincoln MKC is the clear winner when comparing the two vehicles. Thanks to a strong turbocharged engine, responsive steering, comfortable interior, and well-appointed cabin, the luxury Lincoln MKC is a standout crossover vehicle, and about $10,000 less than the pricey Lexus RX.   

As Spartanburg's premiere Lincoln dealership, Vic Bailey Lincoln has the best selection of Lincoln MKC crossovers near Greer, Gaffney, Duncan, and the surrounding areas. Explore the differences between the Lincoln MKC and the Lexus RX, then visit our dealership for a test drive.


Compare Lincoln MKC and Lexus RX Performance & Handling

Thanks to turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 2.3L available engine offers an available towing capacity of 3,000 lbs. If it is power you crave, the Lincoln MKC can be equipped with a 285 horsepower engine that delivers a whopping 305 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Lexus RX delivers a touch more horsepower, however, we're not sure the substantial cost difference of the Lexus RX outweighs the benefits of having a very slight boost in horsepower. Plus, with 295 horsepower, it only offers 267 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus RX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lincoln MKC, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Lincoln MKC vs. Lexus RX Technology

With the Lincoln MKC, you'll stay connected with the crossover's SYNC 3 system with Apple Carplay compatibility. With easy-to-use and responsive voice activated technology, you'll be able to make calls, listen to voice mail, send, read, and reply to text messages, as well as access your favorite songs just by using your voice.

In comparison, Lexus offers a high-resolution infotainment system, however, it does not offer the streamlined choices of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.


Compare Safety Features of the Lincoln MKC and Lexus RX

The Lincoln MKC was designed with a variety of safety features to keep drivers and passengers safe and secure while cruising around town. The vehicle's lane keeping system keeps drivers from drifting out of its lane with a subtle vibration of the steering wheel. Safety features of the Lincoln MKC include front, rear, and side airbags, cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, brake assist, daytime running lights, traction control and more.

The Lexus RX does include vital safety features including forward collision warnings and a backup camera, however, crash test scores for the Lexus RX haven't been up to par. Plus, the roofline of the Lexus RX in the rear pillow blocks some of the drivers view, which could be a hazard.

Shop the Lincoln MKC Crossover at Spartanburg's Lincoln Dealership

Are you ready to test drive the luxurious Lincoln MKC to compare for yourself? Visit Vic Bailey Lincoln in Spartanburg, South Carolina to give one a test drive! We have the largest inventory of new and used Lincoln's for you to choose from. Explore our inventory of Lincoln MKC's online today then visit us for a test drive! 


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