The Lincoln Mark LT is the carmaker's second try at constructing a luxury pickup. Its first try was the Blackwood, a truck that never quite caught on, as consumers didn’t care for the minimal utility. Luckily, the Mark LT can be used as a pickup due to a more wide-range package. An available long-bed adaptation enhances this vehicle’s utility. On the exterior, the special trim, flashy wheels, and waterfall grille give the impression of a more upscale vehicle than the F-150 chassis it was based on. There are new options for the 2007 model year that place the Lincoln Mark LT in line with competitors – most notably, the navigation system, which was previously an unavailable feature.
Good or bad, The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT seems to stay close to its Ford roots. It has exceptional handling and ride characteristics, a decent capacity for towing, and a cargo bed that is usable. Unfortunately, the same pickup can be purchased at a more affordable price from competitors. Overall, it is a good choice; it’s a little bit light on real luxury, but provides a workhorse quality that just a handful of SUVs offer.
Body Styles: crew cab
Engines: 5.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Mark LT
The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT gets some minor upgrades. Cosmetically, Lincoln revised the headlamps and grille, and added chrome trim to the rear taillights. A new appearance package is available, with optional 20-inch wheels of chrome and dual power mirrors. The interior has a revised console, optional navigation, and a standard rearview mirror that automatically dims. Lincoln upgraded the Mark LT with a longer cargo bed. Lastly, the 2007 Mark LT now features an extended warranty for drivetrains.
The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT comes standard as crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed, with an optional 6.5-foot bed on the same LT crew cab model. It has many standard features for the interior and exterior. Standard exterior features include chrome bumpers, a chrome grille, and 18-inch wheels. There are also various colors to choose from in order to customize the look, as well as optional 20-inch wheels, if desired.
The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT is very spacious, with the appeal of a luxury automobile. The seats are wide, with contrasting colors around the interior that add elegance to the pickup. Standard features for the interior include real wood trim, leather upholstery, driver-memory seat, and a nice, 300-watts stereo that includes an in-dash CD changer. The audio controls are also placed conveniently on the steering wheel for easy access. Many options are available, such as satellite radio, a navigation system, and an entertainment system for the rear seats. Also, the chrome running boards, park assist, limited-slip axle, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and monochromatic paint scheme are available as options.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT features a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine, which produces 300 horsepower (hp) with 365 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with an automatic four-speed transmission that provides smooth and solid power delivery. Having the torque for towing gives it an upper-hand on the competition. Even though it has an excellent V-8, it is a bit slow to get around. When it was tested for acceleration it took a good 9.8 seconds to reach the 60-mph speed. However, the towing capabilities make up for any shortcomings in acceleration: this vehicle is able to tow up to 8,900 cubic feet.
The Lincoln Mark LT comes standard with anti-lock brakes. However, unlike some pickups, it lacks stability control and side airbags. It received a five-star rating for crash test in front crashes – the highest possible rating. The IIHS has not conducted any tests on the LT.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln Mark LT Base: 12/16 mpg city/highway
- Smooth ride
- Interior is elegant
- True truck usability
You Won't Like
- Too much like the F-150
- Excessive amount of plastic
- Lacking some main safety features
Upgrades don’t give justice to the price when compared to rival pickups.
If You Like This Vehicle
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- Ford F-150
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