Compare Lincoln MKX vs Audi Q5


2018 Lincoln MKX vs. 2017 Audi Q5

Taking a Closer Look at Two Competing Luxury Crossover SUVs: The Lincoln MKX and the Audi Q5!

Are you shopping in the greater Pittsburgh area for the perfect compact SUV that is full of luxurious features? Two household names certainly are Lincoln and Audi, and both brands offer very impressive vehicles. As two industry-leaders, we wanted to see how the 2018 Lincoln MKX compares and contrasts with the 2017 Audi Q5.


First thing's first- let's talk engines and power. The 2018 Lincoln MKX comes standard with a powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The base trim of the Audi Q5 comparatively comes equipped with a 2.0-liter engine with 220 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

Moving up trims, the Lincoln MKX will possess 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that offers 335 horsepower and an adrenaline-inducing 380 pound-feet of torque! The highest level trim of the Audi Q5 possesses a 3.0-liter V6 engine, which has a maximum of 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It looks like throughout the trim levels, the 2018 Lincoln MKX holds an edge in regards to power.

Price, Features & Ownership Benefits

MSRP for the 2018 Lincoln starts at $38,260, a very attractive price for all the value offered, while the 2017 Audi Q5 has a starting price of $40,900. You would expect the two-thousand dollars plus to include more luxury and high-tech features for the Q5, however this is not the case.

You can equip your Lincoln MKX with a 360 degree camera to provide a full field of vision and a true bird's-eye view of your surroundings. The Audi Q5 offers an available rearview camera, but this fails to give you the same type of visibility. Also, with the Lincoln MKX, you can enjoy 22-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support and memory functions for unmatched comfortability, compared to the available 12-way power seats of the Q5.

The infotainment systems and technology of both of these compact SUVs are indeed quite similar, although we found the SYNC®3 touch screen display of Lincoln MKX more user-friendly and intuitive than that of the Audi Q5. Your own personal concierge team, complimentary pickup and delivery, Lincoln Experience Centers, and the Lincoln Way App are also more included benefits exclusive to Lincoln-owners!

Test-Drive the 2018 Lincoln MKX at Our Dealership Near Pittsburgh!

Intrigued by the unique appeal of the Lincoln brand and the luxurious 2018 Lincoln MKX? We welcome you to visit Biondi Lincoln near Pittsburgh to experience the Lincoln advantage for yourself. We are located at 3690 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, PA and look forward to seeing you here.

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