After being sure that my next car would be the Acura MDX, I drove the Lincoln MKX at my husband's request...and now I own a fully-loaded Limited Edition MKX. I found the MKX to have a softer, quieter ride, better visibility, and easier to use features- -not to mention an amazing panoramic sunroof. With the addition of SYNC on the 2008, the deal was sealed. Although many do not consider the MKX a competitor for the MDX, a side-by side comparison reveals a more luxurious feel and all the option--for considerably less. Although many feel American cars are not as reliable..I decided not to trade my 1999 Navigator with 165,000 that is still going strong!
SYNC, THX audio, navigation, vista roof, heated seats, power liftgate
A little more headroom would be nice-- although this may be a result of coming from a full-size SUV to a crossover. Also, I liked the interior color combinations for 2007 better than 2008---but SYNC on the 2008 won out.