As Lincoln vehicles, the 2018 Lincoln MKZ and the 2018 Lincoln MKX are packed with features that drivers in Chalfont, Philadelphia, Warminster, Feasterville, and Trevose should be excited about. While these two luxury vehicles share many features, there are still many things that set them apart from each other as well as other vehicles in their classes.

With so much to be enjoyed in both the 2018 Lincoln MKZ and the 2018 Lincoln MKX, how can you know which one is the best choice for you? We at Fred Beans Lincoln plan to help you do just that using this vehicle comparison. Let's get started by looking at performance!

Lincoln MKZ vs Lincoln MKX: Interior & Exterior Design

While the 2018 Lincoln MKZ and the 2018 Lincoln MKX are both luxury Lincoln vehicles, they differ quite a bit in design because they have different body types. The Lincoln MKZ is classified as a sedan, so it caters to commuters with standard 8-way power-adjustable front seats.

As a crossover, the Lincoln MKX offers a bit more cargo space than the Lincoln MKZ, making it good for big families, long trips, and home improvement projects. In this crossover, you'll have 68.8 cubic feet of cargo space to utilize when you put down the 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

As far as seating goes, you'll have five spacious seats in both models. You'll be able to enjoy 42.8 inches of front legroom and 39.6 inches of rear legroom in the Lincoln MKX. The Lincoln MKZ offers 44.3 inches of front legroom and 37 inches of rear legroom. Both have standard dual zone front automatic climate systems.

Lincoln MKZ vs Lincoln MKX: Power & Efficiency

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ comes standardly equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine that gets an EPA-estimated 31 highway/21 city MPG1. However, you can up the efficiency even more with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid trim, which gets an impressive EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway MPG2.

On the other hand, the 2018 Lincoln MKX, as a crossover, focuses a little more on power output. In this vehicle, you'll get a boost in power with standard 303 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. If you want power like this in the Lincoln MKZ, you'll have to upgrade to the available 400-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine.

Lincoln MKZ vs Lincoln MKX: Advanced Technology

Both the 2018 Lincoln MKZ and the 2018 Lincoln MKX are outfitted with impressive advanced technology features, starting with the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. This smart infotainment system gives you all the communication power you want while you're driving, but with your eyes still safely on the road due to the advanced voice-activated technology.

The SYNC® 3 system can do much more than just hands-free text messages, make phone calls, and select audio from your phone. Upgrade it to access the available SiriusXM Traffic™ and SiriusXM Travel Link® features for turn-by-turn directions, traffic updates, and help finding the nearest and cheapest gas stations.

Pair this infotainment system with the Lincoln MKZ's available Revel® Audio System for an audio experience like any other. You can also pair this system with the Lincoln MKX's available 360-Degree camera to leave no spot in your vision unseen while you drive and park.

2018 Lincoln MKZ vs 2018 Lincoln MKX: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 Lincoln MKZ and the 2018 Lincoln MKX have a lot to offer when it comes to design, performance, and advanced technology. We hope this comparison gave you the insight you need to make your decision.

However, we at Fred Beans Lincoln believe the only way to know you're making the right decision is to try them both out for real. Shoppers in Chalfont, Philadelphia, Warminster, Feasterville, and Trevose should give us a call today to set up your test drives!


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

2 EPA-estimated rating of 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg. Actual mileage may vary.

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