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2012 Lincoln MKS Overview

As far as luxury sedans go, it will be hard to find one that can best the 2012 Lincoln MKS when it comes to V-6 fuel economy, interior quality, and vehicle responsiveness.

For 2012, Lincoln adds a blind spot warning system with cross-traffic alert and the always-fun remote-start system as available features. Competition to the 2012 Lincoln MKS includes the Acura RL, Infiniti M37, and Volvo S80.

There are two trims that correspond to engine types starting with the base 273-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 that generates 270 pounds-feet of torque, and a 355-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with direct injection and a powerful 350 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.7-liter engine can be equipped in two- or four-wheel drive, while the EcoBoost engine has four-wheel drive as standard equipment. The EcoBoost engine is quite remarkable because of the fuel-efficiency/horsepower trade-off. The base engine receives 17/25 mpg city/highway, while the EcoBoost engine still gets 16/23-mpg city/highway, impressive considering it produces 83 additional horsepower.

The MKS is based on the Ford Taurus, but the exterior and interior are all Lincoln. Up front the MKS features Lincoln’s classic split-wing grille, while chrome accents adorn the window frames and doorsills. A keyless-entry keypad, capless refueling system, 18-inch alloy wheels fog lamps, automatic headlamps, and dual chrome exhaust are standard exterior features. Add some pizzazz with an optional dual-panel moonroof and the EcoBoost Appearance Package, which includes 10-spoke, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, font lip spoiler, lower rear fascia, and an MKS decklid badge complete with a red S.

Luxury means leather, and the 2012 MKS is covered in it, whether it be the seats, steering wheel, shifter, or dashboard. Heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and Ford’s Sync connection system all come standard. An optional voice-activated navigation system with integrated SiriusXM travel Link and SiriusXM Traffic give you all the real-time traffic and driving conditions, while a 16-speaker, 700-watt THX surround-sound stereo system provides a crystal-clear audio experience.

As we mentioned earlier, Lincoln added the blind-spot warning system that notifies you via a LED light on your side view mirror when another vehicle is detected in your blind spot. The cross-traffic alert system can detect moving objects within a 45-foot range from either side of your vehicle when you’re backing out of a space. Traction control, antilock brakes, parking sensors, and an electronic stability system come standard, while a backup camera is optional.

With modern touches and a fuel-efficient, yet powerful EcoBoost engine you are sure to have fun while being comfortable in the 2012 Lincoln MKS luxury sedan.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 - 17 MPG
  • Highway: 23 - 25 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

8 of 8 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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