2006 Lincoln LS

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Lincoln LS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Somewhat sporty behavior
  • Moderate dimensions
  • V-8 performance
  • Styling

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Winter traction
  • Less allure than related Jaguar S-Type

Notable Features of the 2006 Lincoln LS

  • RWD
  • V-8 only for 2006
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Luxury amenities

2006 Lincoln LS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Meant to attract a younger, luxury-minded audience, Lincoln's LS sedan received suspension revisions to improve noise, vibration and harshness for the 2004 model year. Power-adjustable pedals joined the options list for 2005. Side curtain-type airbags and extended rear parking assist were made optional for all LS models. Lincoln said the automatic transmission was modified to produce smoother shifts.

A simplified 2006 lineup includes just one model: the V-8 Sport. Some design elements from last year's LSE Appearance Package, including a chrome grille with body-colored surround, round fog lamps and body-colored rear license-plate trim, have been incorporated into the 2006 sedan. Two new 17-inch wheel designs are available. Optional Elite and Premium packages make popular equipment available.

Introduced for the 2000 model year, the rear-wheel-drive LS sedan is based on the same platform as the Jaguar S-Type. Competitors include the Acura TL, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lexus' ES 330, GS 300 and GS 430.


Exterior
Like Lincoln's larger Town Car sedan, the LS has a vertical-bar grille with a full-perimeter chrome surround. Unlike the rounded, sweeping shape of the S-Type, the LS has a gentle slope to its roof pillars and a slight wedge profile overall. One-piece rocker moldings are installed. High-intensity-discharge headlights and a moonroof are optional.

Lincoln claims near 50/50 weight distribution for the LS, which features a ...
Vehicle Overview
Meant to attract a younger, luxury-minded audience, Lincoln's LS sedan received suspension revisions to improve noise, vibration and harshness for the 2004 model year. Power-adjustable pedals joined the options list for 2005. Side curtain-type airbags and extended rear parking assist were made optional for all LS models. Lincoln said the automatic transmission was modified to produce smoother shifts.

A simplified 2006 lineup includes just one model: the V-8 Sport. Some design elements from last year's LSE Appearance Package, including a chrome grille with body-colored surround, round fog lamps and body-colored rear license-plate trim, have been incorporated into the 2006 sedan. Two new 17-inch wheel designs are available. Optional Elite and Premium packages make popular equipment available.

Introduced for the 2000 model year, the rear-wheel-drive LS sedan is based on the same platform as the Jaguar S-Type. Competitors include the Acura TL, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lexus' ES 330, GS 300 and GS 430.


Exterior
Like Lincoln's larger Town Car sedan, the LS has a vertical-bar grille with a full-perimeter chrome surround. Unlike the rounded, sweeping shape of the S-Type, the LS has a gentle slope to its roof pillars and a slight wedge profile overall. One-piece rocker moldings are installed. High-intensity-discharge headlights and a moonroof are optional.

Lincoln claims near 50/50 weight distribution for the LS, which features a sport-tuned suspension. Riding a 114.5-inch wheelbase, the LS is 194.4 inches long overall, 73.2 inches wide and 56.4 inches tall. The Town Car is nearly 22 inches longer. Five-spoke aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires.


Interior
The five-passenger LS sedan has front bucket seats and a floor-mounted gearshift lever. Leather seating surfaces are standard. The interior is trimmed with aluminum accents or real American walnut burl. The front seats have ample space for tall occupants, with standard power adjustment and lumbar support. A power tilt/telescoping steering column helps tailor the driving position.

Backseat passengers also have adequate room, but the middle rear position is higher, harder and impaired by the tall drive-shaft tunnel. Split, rear seatbacks fold down for additional cargo space. The trunk has a long, wide floor and is easy to load, but it holds a relatively modest 13.5 cubic feet of cargo.

Standard features include dual-zone automatic temperature control with air filtration, a cassette/CD stereo and an electric parking brake. Heated and cooled front seats are available, and an optional navigation system includes Soundmark THX-Certified audio.


Under the Hood
Only one engine is available for 2006: a 3.9-liter V-8 that cranks out 280 horsepower and 286 pounds-feet of torque. Lincoln no longer offers V-6 power. The V-8 uses premium fuel and teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission that incorporates a SelectShift provision for manually selectable gear changes.

Safety
Side-impact airbags for the front seats, antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution and all-speed traction control are standard. An AdvanceTrac electronic stability system and side curtain-type airbags are available. Rear parking assist is optional.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I love this car it is the the best vehicle I own

by Chris from Grand Rapids on December 30, 2017

I love this car It drives great Doesn't have any problems Maintenance is easy on it It's driv3s thru snow Performs in summer Very clean It's loaded to the T Moonroof , stereo heated seat electric seat ... Read full review

(5.0)

I love this car it is a head Turner, very comfort

by Chris from Grand Rapids on December 21, 2017

It is the best car I have owned . Will be looking to buy another one a newer year . I drive great in the summer, winter . It's a luxury car fully loaded . Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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