Last post on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM
You are in the Toyota Highlander
What is this discussion about?
Lincoln MKX, Toyota Highlander, SUV
#25 of 30 Re: Lincoln MKX or Toyota Highlander? [jeyhoe]
Nov 02, 2007 (6:30 am)
Have you tried out a Highlander Limited? 3 rows and a nice interior. We're going to be comparing the Highlander and the MKX. No need for 3 rows. Availability is one issue with the Enclave, saw recent article on how GMs limiting production to keep demand and prices up.
#26 of 30 Re: Lincoln MKX or Toyota Highlander? [akirby]
Nov 02, 2007 (6:41 am)
Yes... I Have sat in the third row of an Enclave... not as tight as a subaru tribeca 08 I was going to get... Remember I am downsizing from a Lincoln Navigator so I know I will not be getting the same space... an average size adult can sit in the third row but not for long.... 2nd row is fine.. kids in back.... Americans are a little large..with this obesity and all .... maybe and "average" person does not mind... All and all I still love it and cannot wait to order my Enclave...Milli
#27 of 30 Re: Lincoln MKX or Toyota Highlander? [jeyhoe]
Nov 02, 2007 (6:44 am)
The Lincoln had Sync, but that's not of any real interest to me. And I really don't see Sync selling many Lincolns. The Lincoln demographic just doesn't care about plugging in their mp3 players I'd much rather have the OnStar that the GM vehicles all have.
Sync also gives you integrated phone voice control, and I think you'd be surprised at how many Lincoln owners have mp3 players or at least mp3s on a thumb drive. But don't forget - Sync is easily upgraded via the thumb drive so new features can and will be added in the future.
#28 of 30 Just tried out MKX and Highlander Ltd
Jul 06, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Test drove them back to back, and much prefer the MKX, for these reasons -
1. Handles better - MKX had 20" rims, much sharper handling with little difference in ride.
2. Better interior. - hard plastic interior of Highlander just seemed a bit cheaper, overall
3. Passenger seat has full electric controls with MKX, HL lacks tilt/raise/lower - particularly important because of #4
4. Can get nav without sunroof with MKX, not with HL - with sunroof insufficient headroom in HL. Don't want sunroof, but can't get nav without it on a HL. Can on an MKX (the overnight tester in my garage is just so equipped).
5. AC seats. Dallas. Summer. 'Nuff said!
6. (and trumps 1-5) My wife much prefers the MKX, just felt more at home with it the moment she sat down.
Hope to make the deal tomorrow.
#29 of 30 Re: Just tried out MKX and Highlander Ltd [texases]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:48 am)
Well, we liked the MKX so much we bought it. Wife couldn't be happier. I'm continually impressed by the handling, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 20" Pirelli Scorpions aren't terribly expensive.
#30 of 30 Lincoln owners don't want Sync?
Jul 29, 2008 (9:55 am)
Hmmm must be some other reason why the only 2008 MKZs I have in stock at my dealership DON'T have Sync. (They were built prior to Job2 when Sync became available)
OnStar is nothing more than a cell phone built into your car. As such it requires its own unique phone number and its own service agreement at an extra cost.
Sync uses the cell phone you already have and are paying for. Sync is capable of doing everything that OnStar does. More software will be added to Sync this fall and is backward compatible to people who previously purchased vehicles with Sync.