As a flagship model, Lincoln MKS packs more refinement than most of the cars that come out of Ford’s luxury division. However, this still isn’t enough to compete with the Germans for instance, but than again Lincoln isn’t as expensive as S class for that matter. 2015 year model will be carried over and might be the last of a first generation MKS’. 2015 Lincoln MKS is a luxury flagship sedan which offers great comfort and comes with plenty of available features. However, things don’t seem rounded off as MKS stays understated in many ways.
2015 Lincoln MKS reviews
After a refresh in 2013, MKS looks sleeker but still follows the same old routine with conservative styling. Split-wing grille which is Lincoln’s trademark sits nicely at the front of the full-size sedan, while angular headlights fit in perfectly. Arching roofline makes problems with the rear seat headroom which is unacceptable for a flagship model, but that’s the way it is. It is equipped with adaptive HID headlights with auto high beams. The new MKS is available in ten exterior colors: White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-coat, Luxe Metalicious Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Dark Side Metallic and Tuxedo Black Metallic.
As already mentioned before, MKS packs a great deal of refinement and luxury inside the cabin. Everything beside the dash is leather-wrapped, including the shift knob, steering wheel and, of course the seats. Dash itself is nicely curved and benefits from some wood and metallic accents. Wide flat instrument panel has an 8-inch color touch screen display which is responsible for infotainment purposes. All MKS’ have the standard heated and ventilated front seats, plus the heated rear seats. Unlike Premiere models, top Elite ones benefit from a THX II 700-watt sound system in 16 speakers strategically positioned inside the cabin. Beside all the standard safety options, MKS offers standard rearview camera, parking sensors, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, while adaptive cruise control is an option.
2015 Lincoln MKS specs
There are couple of choices when engines come to mind. Base MKS model gets the 3.7-liter Ti-VTC V6 engine which develops 305 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and offered with both front and all-wheel drive. MKS EcoBoost models get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine which delivers 365 horsepower at 5,550 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm and comes exclusively with the all-wheel drive configuration.
Fuel consumption – MPG
Sadly, MKS guzzles fuel like there’s no tomorrow and base engine is rated at 19/28 mpg with the front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive lowers the figures to 18/26 mpg. Turbo engine is exclusive with the all-wheel drive and lowers the numbers to 17/25 mpg.
2015 Lincoln MKS price
Prices won’t change much and 2015 Lincoln MKS will remain available for at least $38,850. $3,250 is the figure you’ll need to pay to upgrade MKS to the Elite level, and this grade with EcoBoost engine costs almost $51,000.
|Base||FWD||3.7 Ti-VCT V6||$38.850||19/28/22|
|Base||AWD||3.7 Ti-VCT V6||$40.845||18/26/21|
|EcoBoost||AWD||3.5 EcoBoost V6||$45.840||17/25/20|