2009 Lincoln MKS

At a Glance

Pricing $37,665 - $45,270
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.7l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 16-17 (city), 23-24 (highway)

The MKS is a large sedan derived from the Ford Taurus as a kind spiritual successor to the Taurus-based Continentals of the 90s. With more restrained styling than other recent Lincoln products, the MKS should appeal to buyers in the relatively conservative mid-sized luxury segment. With prices starting at $38,000, the MKS competes with a wide swath of the luxury segment. In terms of size, the MKS is larger than most mid-sized luxury automobiles and roughly equivalent to the short-wheelbase models of flagship sedans like the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS, and Audi A8. The spacious interior features a large instrument panel draped in leather and large leather seats. The standard 3.7L V6 produces over 270-bhp, which is more than enough to make the optional AWD worth considering.

What Changed:

Lincoln's new flagship the MKS will bring some much-needed new blood to the Lincoln showrooms. Built alongside the Taurus and Sable products, the MKS features a 270-hp V6 and optional AWD. The MKS will compete with a wide variety of products from the Buick Lucerne to the Lexus ES and thus offers a long-list of luxury and convenience features at a MSRP just shy of $40k

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
MKS 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD $37,665
MKS 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD $39,555
MKS Tech Pkg 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD $38,780
MKS Tech Pkg 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD $40,670
MKS Tech + Nav Pkg 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD $41,775
MKS Tech + Nav Pkg 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD $43,665
MKS Ultimate 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD $43,380
MKS Ultimate 3.7l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD $45,270