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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 LINCOLN MKC | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI QX30 has an interior which is comfortable, offers superb handling and an assortment of trim levels. It is in competition against the Lincoln MKC, an SUV which has been praised for its quality interior, powerful engine and Sync 3 infotainment. Which of these autos should you purchase?

Design & Style

Although the Lincoln MKC is derived from the Ford Escape, it looks much better. This is especially true in the interior, and in its grille which is split wing. It has a nice combination of soft lines and sharp creases, with wood that is authentic open-pored, organic lines and brushed metal. This combined with its sunroof which is dual pane makes driving it a very pleasant experience. The INFINITI QX30 has a roofline which is swopped and dramatic. It has the appearance of a hatchback which is stylized, with its fender flares that are dark finished and the roof pillar that looks really good.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to safety, the INFINITI QX30 has lots of advanced features. Just a few of them include warnings for lane departures and blind spots, emergency brakes which are automated, and a camera system which is surround sound. The Lincoln MKC offers much of the same equipment, along with knee airbags, and cameras in the rear view. The most recent edition hasn’t been independently tested yet, but previous versions earned a four-star safety rating.


When it comes to performance, the Lincoln MKC portrays a quiet confidence. Its handling is great, with excellent powertrains that are fun to engage. The standard engine is a turbo 4 2 liter which can produce 240 horsepower with 270 pounds of torque. This is connected to an automatic six-speed. The INFINITI QX30 has received acclaim for its zippy handling. It comes equipped with an inline 4 2 liter engine that is turbocharged and capable of producing 208 horsepower at 258 pounds of torque. It has an automatic seven-speed transmission that can shuttle power to every corner.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs cost around the same amount and offer a lot of the same features, particularly in regards to safety. At the same time, there are a number of differences. The rear seat in the Lincoln MKC has been described as cramped, and although its basic safety systems are similar to the INFINITI, the QX30 has an edge when it comes to the newest features. Finally, the lack of fuel efficiency inherent in the Lincoln MKC means that those who own it will spend more at the gas pump, so the INFINITI QX30 easily triumphs here.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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