2016 Lincoln MKS

Pros: Impressive acceleration with available EcoBoost engine; traditional American-luxury personality; smooth, serene ride

Cons: Rear-seat room is disappointing for the premium large-car class; doesn’t feel as agile as most competitors; some complicated, slow-to-respond touchscreen controls

CG Says: The Lincoln MKS is essentially unchanged for 2016. MKS aims for a contemporary spin on traditional American luxury while still focusing on serene comfort. Base models don’t offer invigorating performance, which might be just fine for most of this car’s buyers. The turbocharged EcoBoost takes this large luxury sedan to a new level, providing V8-like thrust with V6 fuel economy. Note, however, this performance comes at a steep price: about $5,000 more than a base MKS. No version of this big Lincoln can balance comfort, performance, and refinement as well as key Asian and European rivals. But if you place a high value on Detroit steel, MKS is a credible alternative.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $39,010
AWD Base: $41,005
AWD EcoBoost: $46,000

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

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2016 Lincoln MKS