The Lincoln MKS


The Lincoln MKS was originally designed to give people an opportunity to buy a big, luxurious sedan for a modest-budget price. The problem was, you just can't make a truly luxurious car that cheaply. In 2016, Lincoln only sold 4,951 new 2016 MKS sedans. They managed to sell another 153 in 2017, but that was it. The car was simply too average to generate enough interest. Lincoln stopped producing the MKS in 2016. Their 2017 replacement was the Lincoln Continental. You can still buy a used one, of course, and for a very reasonable price.

1

Is the MKS a rear-wheel-drive car?

The Lincoln MKS is not a rear-wheel-drive sedan. You can get a front-wheel-drive MKS or an all-wheel-drive model.

2

Are there different MKS models available?

There are two models or trims available for the MKS. The base MKS and the MKS EcoBoost. The base MKS is an FWD model with a 3.7-L V6 engine in it. You can get the base model with AWD, though. The MKS EcoBoost is an AWD model with a twin-turbo V6 engine.

3

What type of luxury features come with the MKS?

The MKS comes with luxury features like heated, leather front and rear seats, multi-contour front seats, power adjustable pedals, a power rear sunshade, a heated steering wheel, heated door mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors and auto tilt-away steering wheels.

4

How much does a used MKS cost?

A Certified Pre-owned Lincoln MKS costs around $25,000. Low-mileage, older models, like 2012's or 2013's, can be had for about $18,000. The 2014 and 2015 models generally cost $20,000 to $28,000.

Certified Pre-owned Lincoln MKS sedans come with a nice warranty. You get a comprehensive warranty for six years or 100,000 miles, 24-hour roadside assistance, a 200-point inspection and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

5

Is the MKS a fuel-efficient sedan?

The MKS really doesn't get high mileage, which was one of the reasons it didn't do well. It only gets 16-17 mpg in the city and 24-26 mpg on the highway.

6

How many people can fit in an MKS?

The MKS has plenty of room for five people, including the driver. It also has a huge trunk that can hold up to 19.2 cubic feet of cargo.

7

Does the MKS have a decent stereo system?

The MKS has a barely decent infotainment system. The base model comes with an AM/FM HD radio with a navigation system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a SYNC communications and entertainment system and THX II Audio System. Some of the MKS sedans were equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. The real problem with the infotainment system in MKS sedans is that they aren't exactly easy to use. They can be a bit of a distraction for the driver.

8

Is the MKS a safe vehicle?

The Lincoln MKS got a five-star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It did fairly well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests. They gave the MKS a Good score on four of the five crash tests. It only got a Poor rating on the small overlap front test. Good is the best possible rating while Poor is the lowest.

9

Does the MKS have any hi-tech safety features?

The Lincoln MKS comes with some hi-tech safety equipment. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are standard. Forward collision warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, automatic parallel park assist, and adaptive cruise control were available options on the MKS sedans.

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