6 reviews
2012 Lincoln MKS
2012 Lincoln MKS
Available Price Range $11,025-$23,897 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Lincoln MKS

Our Take

The Lincoln MKS luxury sedan competes with the Acura RL, Infiniti M and Volvo S80. The five-seat MKS is based on the Ford Taurus, and it comes with a choice of V-6 engines and front- or all-wheel drive.A blind spot warning system with cross-traffic alert is now included in the Navigation and Ult... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Small trunk opening
  • Unusually shaped trunk
  • Cheap-feeling shift paddles on steering wheel

Notable Features

  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional two-panel glass roof
  • Optional self-parking system
  • Optional Sirius Travel Link weather info, gas prices


Consumer Reviews


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Great car!

by Ecoboost Enthusiast from Salt Lake City, UT on October 29, 2011

Late September, I went to Lincoln looking for the hybrid, but my wife liked the MKS so much better. The car is extremely comfortable, the Ecoboost has great power and fuel economy, the sound system (T... Read Full Review


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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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