2014 Lincoln MKS Overview

Bob Long
Automotive Editor - May 19, 2014

A thorough overhaul last year brought a new look to the MKS, which shares a platform with the Ford Taurus. From its standard continually-adaptive suspension and available all-wheel drive to its 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 engine and myriad of cool electronic interfaces, the MKS is Lincoln-style luxury at its best.

What's New for 2014

Changes to the 2014 Lincoln MKS are minor—most notable is the addition of a standard rear-view camera. An aggressive new pricing strategy has also lowered the price of a 2014 MKS by about $2,000 compared to the 2013 model.

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Choosing Your Lincoln MKS

The first decision an MKS buyer makes is between two trim levels defined by their engines:


The Base model features a 3.7-liter V6 good for 304 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque. It delivers 19 mpg city and 28 mpg with front-wheel drive, and 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway with optional all-wheel drive.


The EcoBoost adds a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. This engine makes a robust 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, and sends power to all four wheels. Despite the substantial power boost, it's still rated for an impressive 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Both engines can run on regular unleaded gasoline and are teamed to a SelectShift 6-speed automatic that can be manually shifted.

Standard equipment on both models includes SYNC connectivity, adaptive HID headlights, 12-way power front seats, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and automatic climate control. Push-button start and 19-inch cast aluminum wheels also come standard, as do blind-spot monitors, a rear-view camera and Lincoln's Forward and Reverse Sensing system.

CarsDirect Tip

We think the Base model delivers the best blend of luxury and value—and unless you need the traction, skip the added expense and weight of the all-wheel drive system.

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