Compare Lincoln MKT vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Compare the Lincoln MKT against the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the MKT stacks up against the M-Class in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new MKT or M-Class. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Lincoln MKT 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2013 Lincoln MKT 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD
  • 4dr Wgn 3.5L AWD EcoBoost
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML350 BlueTEC SUV
  • ML550 SUV
  • ML63 AMG SUV


MSRP $45,285 $47,270  
Invoice $43,021 $43,961
Avg. Paid $28,832 $42,564

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.0  
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.6
Performance 8.2 8.0
Interior 8.0 8.2
Cost to Own 8.4 6.8
Safety 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable ride
  • Sprightly acceleration in ML63 AMG
  • Great fuel economy in ML350 BlueTec
  • Generous cargo space for the class
  • Small third row
  • Complicated MyLincoln Touch
  • Low reliability rating
  • Numb steering
  • Less engaging to drive than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle  


Wheelbase(in) 117.900 114.8  
Length, Overall (in) 207.600 189.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.000 84.3
Height, Overall (in) 67.400 70.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard  
Panoramic Roof Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4702 4652  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 7 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 142.3 132.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.600 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.700 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 41.800 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.100 58.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.900 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 33.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 75.900 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 39.600 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.900


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Leather Seats Standard Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 6500 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 4000 273 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 42.400 38.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 27.7


Active Suspension System Optional  
Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.