The 2013 MKS comes in three trim levels: FWD, AWD and EcoBoost AWD. The FWD trim level acts as the base model, but still includes high-level features, like leather, 10-speaker sound system, and more. The AWD model adds in the safety and security of all-wheel drive to the FWD model. The EcoBoost AWD adds in a turbocharged engine to the mix for added performance.
Though there are only minor changes between the trim levels, there are three packages to choose from: Premium Wood Package, Premium Package and Elite Package. The Premium Wood Package adds in luxurious-looking wood trim to the MKS’ interior. The Premium Package adds in Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic alert, HD Radio, heated steering wheel, power pedals, rear-window power sunshade, rearview camera, 700-watt, THX-certified audio system, and a navigation system. Finally, the Elite Package adds in all of the Premium Package features, multi-contour front seats, Active Park Assist, heated perforated-leather rear seats, Lane Keeping System, and the Premium Wood Package.
As for competition, the Lincoln MKS has plenty. Things start off with the 2013 Infinity M, which comes standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 with 330 horsepower, a seven-speed automatic transmission and a 10-speaker, 160-watt Bose sound system. Next up is the 2013 Lexus GS 350, which comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 306 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels. Lastly, there is the Hyundai Genesis, which comes standard with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 333 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission and a seven-speaker audio system.