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2006 Lincoln LS Review
Offers secure handling and a smooth ride.
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The 2006 Lincoln LS features more advanced engineering and technology than the original Lincoln LS midsize sedan that debuted in 2000. The LS received extensive updates in 2003, such as the 3.9-liter V-8 engine that produces an additional 28 horsepower over previous models. In 2004, the manufacturer made a few minor improvements to the suspension and transmission, refining the shift quality and improving ride quality. Also in 2004, the Lincoln LS received some upscale improvements to the interior, such as optional real walnut trim, more storage space, a high-grade stereo system, side curtain airbags, and a navigation system. This model appeals to younger buyers by combining Lincoln’s luxury with a sportier style.
Engines: 3.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: V-8 Sport
For 2006, a powerful V-8 replaces the V-6 engine on former models. The exterior boasts a chrome grille with body-color surround, body-color rear license plate trim, an updated wheel design, and round foglights. Lincoln offers two new option packages as well.
The 2006 Lincoln LS comes in only one trim level, the V-8 Sport. The exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels and body-color trim on the chrome grille and rear license plate. The LS body measures 73 inches wide, 56.4 inches high, and 194 inches long. It has a cargo space of 13.5 cubic feet, and the EPA interior volume totals 115.6 cubic feet. A digital keypad entry system comes in handy for family outings, when several people might need access to the vehicle but not all have keys. Remote window operation and trunk release add more convenience.
The interior of the 2006 Lincoln LS offers plenty of room for four passengers and comes with a host of standard features, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, and power seats with driver’s seat memory. The backseat offers ample head and legroom, and the split-folding rear seat provides versatile cargo space.
Numerous optional upgrades include a power moonroof, HID headlights, walnut wood trim, heated and cooled front seats, and a DVD navigation system combined with a high-grade six-CD audio system.
The LS also includes numerous convenience features, such as a front console with storage, an overhead console with storage, front and rear cup holders, and audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel.
Comfort features include interior air filtration, driver and passenger dual-zone climate control, and front and rear reading lights.
Performance & Handling
The 2006 Lincoln LS is a comfortable and smooth-riding luxury sedan with plenty of quiet power. The 3.9-liter V-8 gives the LS strong acceleration from any speed. The vehicle maneuvers well considering its size, but drivers who want more than a touring sedan may want to consider a smaller vehicle.
The 2006 Lincoln LS offers standard traction control as well as a four-wheel anti-lock disc braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, and brake assist. Side airbags for front passengers also come standard. Optional safety features include an AdvanceTrac stability control system, full-length side curtain airbags, and rear parking sensors.
The Lincoln LS has an impressive list of other safety features including an anti-theft remote alarm system, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, front fog lights, daytime running lights, auto delay-off headlights, dusk-sensing headlights, passenger airbag sensing deactivation, and an emergency interior trunk release.
The Lincoln LS scores five stars for protection of the driver in frontal impacts, and four stars for front passenger protection in NHTSA crash testing. In side-impact tests the 2006 LS receives a four-star rating for front-seat occupants and five stars for rear-seat passengers. The LS earns a rating of ""Good"" (the best possible) in frontal crash testing by the IIHS.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Smooth and quiet power
- Roomy and comfortable interior
- Good handling and steering
- Optional THX-certified sound system
You Won't Like
- Less nimble than other sport sedans
- No manual transmission
Offers secure handling and a smooth ride.
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