2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lincoln MKX

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lincoln MKX | Fort Wayne Acura

If you're in the market for a new luxury SUV, you're in the right place. Acura has a number of options in the SUV category, but today we'll be looking at the 2018 Acura RDX in particular. The team here at Bill Gatton Acura wants to make sure that you're always well-informed while shopping for vehicles, so we put together this comparison page. We'll be looking at the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Lincoln MKX. Both of these models offer drivers premium features, high-end appointments, and bold exteriors. 

When looking specifically at the entry-level trim level for both of these models, there are plenty of differences to be noted. The 2018 Acura RDX Standard features a power moonroof, an SMS text message feature, as well as a Universal Garage Door Opener feature. The 2018 Lincoln MKX Premier features none of these. Let's dive in further and see how the models compare.

How do they stack up?

2018 Acura RDX Standard FWD


2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere FWD

i-VTEC® 3.5L V6 engine Standard Engine Option 3.7L VCT V6 engine
Six-speed Automatic w/ SportShift Paddle Shifters Standard Transmission Option Six-speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission
Standard Equipment Available LED Headlamps Unavailable
20 city/ 28 highway MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy* 17 city/ 25 highway MPG

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

2018 Acura RDX Driver Assistance Features

The 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Lincoln MKX are similar in class, but not much else. Looking at standard feature sets, drivers will quickly notice that the Acura RDX offers a wider array of features as standard. The RDX also offers more available features including intelligent safety features. 

The AuraWatch® Plus Package is a suite of features to make driving safer through the use of driver-assistance technologies. Features that make up this package include

  • Lane Keeping Assistance
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • ... and other favorable technologies

It's clear, that when it comes to what's on offer, the Acura RDX offers more desirable features and amenities that its Lincoln counterpart.

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