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The 2013 Lincoln MKS gets a major overhaul, with new styling both in and out, a more powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine and a host of new electronic driver aids. These include Lincoln Drive Control, which changes the way the car drives and handles depending on transmission setting, and a continuously controlled damping system that constantly adapts to varying road conditions.
For 2010, Lincoln offers the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 in the MKS. Good for 355 horsepower, the EcoBoost engine delivers V8-like power with V6 fuel economy. New standard features include MyKey programmable speed and radio volume system, a power rear sunshade, rain sensing wipers, the Forward Sensing System, adaptive HID head lamps and intelligent access with push button start. New options include Active Park Assist for one-touch parallel parking and a number of appearance and convenience packages.
A thorough overhaul last year brought a new look to the somewhat stoic MKS, but whether it will be enough to compete with sleeker designs from Cadillac, Lexus and even Hyundai is yet to be seen. Because it is based on the Taurus platform, there are still plenty of thinly veiled crossover parts from the Ford sedan, and no V8 engine or rear drive platform. However, for those not bothered by such trivialities, the MKS for 2014 has plenty to offer. From its standard continually-adaptive suspension and available all-wheel drive (AWD), to its 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 engine and myriad of cool electronic interfaces such as climate controls that operate at the swipe of a finger, the MKS is luxury done Lincoln-style.
By vision on Friday, July 23, 2010
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I needed a full size car that was good looking with some performance and loaded with features. I got that with the Lincoln MKS with Ecoboost. The feature that I like the most and find not available on other cars is the ability to remotely open and close the windows. It is so handy during the summer storm season. The handling is very good with the AWD. The GPS/radio works very well and sincs well with my IPhone playing the tunes or pandora via bluetooth through a very good set of speakers. The minuses are the trunk entry is a bit tight and I would like a bit better MPG. Otherwise is nearly perfect."
23 people out of 23 found this review helpful
By Mmoak on Thursday, January 19, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great features and great ride"
Cons: "Small trunk opening and MSRP"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The MKS is my first luxury sedan. After six months I have not had any issues. It has several advance features, such as, self diming head lights, self starting wind shield wipers, and self adjusting driver seat and steering wheel. My MKS is not the ecoboost version, but I have been happy with performance and gas mileage. I average 23 city and 27 highway. It is a good looking car and very smooth and comfortable ride. The truck has enough space, but the trunk entrance's opening is restricting. It comes with the ability for manual shifting, but I have not seen any benefit for this feature. It comes with a four year, fifty thousand mile bumper to bumper warranty, which I believe is more than most provide. I do recommend the MKS, but you do want to get the best price. The resell value seems a little less than some modles. I guess all lose value! But after six months the NADA value is 30-35 percent less than initial MSRP."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Big Chris on Sunday, February 12, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,300overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Speed, ride, amenities"
Cons: "Visibility, gas mileage, some cheap interior bits"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Was in market for Taurus SHO; MKS is same car but with better interior. Rides like a champ. Not a corner carver but competent nevertheless."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful