2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Lincoln MKT: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Lincoln MKT Review

New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford
Explorer

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New 2019 Lincoln MKT

2019 Lincoln
MKT

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MSRP*
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$32,765 to $58,250
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$49,500 to $52,500
Invoice* $31,781 to $55,920 $47,273 to $50,138
MPG - City 18 - 21 15
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Ford Explorer than the Lincoln MKT. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKT.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Explorer, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln MKT.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lincoln MKT. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Explorer is much higher than that for the Lincoln MKT.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Lincoln MKT, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Explorer is slightly shorter than the Lincoln MKT, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln MKT.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Lincoln MKT for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln MKT.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Lincoln MKT. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln MKT.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln MKT.