Introduced in 2009, the MKS effectively replaced the elderly Town Car as Lincoln's full-size standard bearer. It received a lukewarm reception, however. Obvious similarities to the Ford Taurus—with which the MKS shares a platform—hindered Lincoln's attempt to catch up with competition from Cadillac and Europe.
Though still in its first generation, a 2013 facelift gives the MKS a better shot in the luxury marketplace. Along with new styling, it features a pair of V6 engines, upgraded interior materials, a generous list of standard features and optional all-wheel drive.