Lincoln's full-size cruiser might be thoroughly contemporary, but holds fast to traditional luxury values like room, ride and stature. Park the MKS next to any comparably priced sedan, and there's no denying you get a lot of substance for your money. Buyers who measure a car's worth in features and inches will be suitably impressed.
What's New for 2015
The MKS is essentially unchanged.
Choosing Your Lincoln MKS
The front-drive MKS starts out with a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. The available twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 achieves 365 horsepower and takes the MKS from zero to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. All-wheel drive comes standard with the Ecoboost and is available with the base V6. It's worth noting that the MKS offers more trunk space than just about any competitive sedan.
Every MKS benefits from a healthy load of standard equipment, even for this class. All examples carry an adaptive suspension system, remote start, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a leather interior with heated and ventilated front seats, Bluetooth phone and audio, a built-in WiFi hotspot and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio. You also get the MyLincoln Touch infotainment interface and adaptive xenon headlamps with automatic high beam control.
Trim levels vary in mechanical aspects only:
All versions can get the Elite package, which includes multicontour front seats with massage feature, a navigation system, power adjustable pedals, a power rear sunshade, extended wood interior trim and a 16-speaker surround-sound system with HD radio. In terms of safety, you get blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Models so equipped are eligible for a Cold Weather package, which adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats; and a Technology package with adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning, lane keeping assist and an automated parking system.
Individual options are limited to a dual-panel sunroof and 20-inch wheels for non-EcoBoost models.
The MKS is priced like an entry-level luxury sedan despite its full size. However, selecting the EcoBoost engine gooses the sticker by about $7,000. If that spoils your enthusiasm, you can always get all-wheel drive with the base V6 for only $2,000 above the base price.