In the final year of its production, the 2016 Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan with the usual array of appointments you’ve come to expect in a vehicle in this class. What is surprising is its MSRP is not significantly higher than many other sedans without the luxury specification starting at just under $40,000, making the Lincoln a smart buy when seeking a feature-loaded car. The MKS was discontinued with the reintroduction of the Town Car for 2017, but there are still some of the older model available on lots. Three models were produced under the MKS badge including the base model, and all-wheel drive base model and the EcoBoost 3.5L V6 model.
2016 Lincoln MKS trim levels:
- MKS Base model
- MKS AWD Base model
- MKS EcoBoost 3.5L V6
MKS Base Model
The 2016 MKS comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission that has a shifting feature for the driver. You will find heated front seats, navigation and bluetooth technology all included in your MSRP. It features up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway or a very conservative 17 mpg city. It is available in Black Velvet Metallic, Ingot Silver and Ruby Red Metallic with tinted clear coat. Its roomy trunk has 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room. You’ll be able to pull into tight spaces with the assistance of the front and rear parking sensors while the universal remote control can connect to your garage door and security system. The steering wheel features controls for shifting, cruise control and the premium audio system. 10 speakers pump out 210 watts of power while you enjoy the six-month SiriusXM radio subscription included with the vehicle.
- Heated seats
- Bluetooth technology
MKS AWD Base Model
For couple thousand more you can find the all-wheel drive version with on demand AWD. The car detects lack of traction and sends power to the wheel that is slipping for improved control and performance on icy, muddy and wet surfaces. The 3.7L V6 engine has a range up to 450 miles with its hefty 19 gallon fuel tank, for long comfortable drives. 350 horsepower ensures it has plenty of get up and go, even under load. Enjoy a premium leather appointed interior with 8-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats. Onboard memory will return the seat and steering wheel to preset location with a touch of a button. There’s plenty of versatility, too as the rear seats can fold down or simply use the center armrest when transporting long items. Passengers can enjoy in-car entertainment on the video monitor while they are charging their devices using the USB ports and 12v auxiliary power outlet.
- Leather Interiors
- 19 gallon fuel tank
- 2 Memory Settings for Driver’s Seat and Steering Wheel
MKS EcoBoost 3.5L V6
The EcoBoost features all the niceties of the base models while adding a more economical engine to the mix. The award winning EcoBoost 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine from Ford makes the most out of its comparatively small size. While you’re cruising down the highway, the EcoBoost will simply use four of its six cylinders, and bring the other two online when power is needed for climbing or acceleration. Receiving a 5-star consumer rating from Edmunds for its performance and comfort, its comes equipped with 20-inch polished alloy wheels with performance all-season tires. Its adaptive headlights lower the high beams when oncoming traffic is detected. Opera lighting ensures that you and your passengers can enter and exit the vehicle while the interior is still illuminated for comfort and safety. Onboard systems will notify authorities when airbags are deployed with a monthly service fee. A tilt/power moonroof is available as an option along with a cargo organizer and technology package.
- Automatic Adjusting Headlights
- EcoBoost engine
- Opera Lighting, Moonroof
The real differentiation between the three models remains the impressive powertrain that provides plenty of zip while cruising down the highway. Whichever version you decide on, there are plenty of technology and convenience add-ons that guarantee the MKS will be a full-size sedan the entire family will enjoy for years to come. Visit your local Lincoln dealer for a test drive and the widest variety of new and used inventory.