Lincoln has always had a hard time shaking off its “old man car” image. The 2013 Lincoln MKS is without a doubt a step in the right direction. I had the pleasure of driving this car for a week and I was pleasantly surprised by this luxurious beast.
The most outstanding feature of this car is its performance. The model I drove was the MKS Ecoboost; it allowed me the privilege of having 365 horses at my disposal. The MKS in Sport Mode overtook hills and highways effortlessly. However, this performance comes at a price. The engine is a 3.5L V6, so if you’re looking for fuel efficiency, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
Another noteworthy aspect of the car is the design and style. The grill of the car is brilliant and it complimented the deep chocolate brown exterior paint beautifully. Dual exhaust and 20 inch polished aluminum wheels are subtle accents that give the car character. The leather interior and wood trimming is posh, even Daman’s mother was pleased by the quality. Dual sunroofs ensure the rear passengers enjoy all the luxuries that the front passengers have.
This car has a myriad of bells and whistles, simply too many to list. There is virtually a sensor for everything in this car. From reverse assist and side mirrors sensors to potential accident warnings, this car will make the most incompetent driver seem like a seasoned veteran. Not all is well though. The navigation system was the most troublesome feature for me. I will admit I didn’t read the owner’s manual (I’m a strong believer in never reading manuals) but the system was very counter-intuitive.
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I would give this car an overall score of 7 out of 10. The only reason it does not score higher is because of the competition in this price range. This particular model came in at a whopping $63,600 excluding HST. The more modest model, without the optional packages, starts at a MSRP of $46,200. In this price range, Lincoln is competing with the German heavyweights. European cars have a superior reputation and lets face it, when you are spending this amount of money you are looking for some flash and brand appeal. Mercedes, BMW, Audi and others are simply flashier than Lincoln. It may be unfair, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. If the base model was five thousand dollars cheaper, it would simply blow the competition out of the water. At this price point, you have a tough decision to make.
Overall, the MKS is a great full size luxury sedan. You get all the bells and whistles you could ever hope for, and then some. Take it out for a drive and see if the car is to your liking, my hunch is you will enjoy the luxuries it has to offer.