Lincoln Mark LT Origins
The Mark LT offered a multitude of luxurious and practical amenities. Standard interior features included leather seats with contrast piping, chrome accessories, real wood trim, and power adjustable seats with driver memory settings. Options included painted wheels, chrome running boards, park assist, a skid plate, all-terrain tires, and a limited-slip rear axle.
A 5.4-liter 300-horsepower V-8 and four-speed automatic transmission provided plenty of power, while a double wishbone front suspension, front independent suspension, and stabilizer bars offered a smooth ride. A maximum towing capacity of 8900 pounds was comparable to similarly-sized Ford F-150s.
In 2008, Ford replaced the Lincoln Mark LT by adding a more luxurious Platinum trim level to its F-150 lineup. About the Lincoln Mark LT
The Lincoln Mark LT is best known as a more stylized version of the Ford F-150 crew cab, with which it shared a basic build.
Many of the Mark LT’s premium features could also be found on higher-level F-150 trims such as the F-150 King Ranch. What set the Mark LT apart were its signature Lincoln chrome grille, extra chrome trim, premium wheels, unique badges, and distinctive interior features.
With room to seat five people comfortably, the Lincoln Mark LT was ideal for truck owners likely to be shuttling family members, friends, or co-workers. Lincoln Mark LT Features
Lincoln produced its last Mark LT in 2008. The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT was offered in one trim powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 engine producing 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 was paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features included a chrome grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, all-season tires, premium leather seating with contrasting piped trim, heated adjustable front captain’s chairs, a center console trimmed in wood and leather, wood trim on dash and doors, an alloy and leather shift knob, heated power exterior mirrors, mirrors with integrated turn signals, a leather and wood tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, dual-zone climate control, and a nine-speaker 300-watt audio system with satellite radio, and in-dash six-disc CD changer with MP3 playback.
Buyers could upgrade with a number of options packages. The Power package offered a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, power rear window, and power-adjustable pedals. The Elite package provided the amenities of the Power, plus a rearview camera, reverse parking assistance, chrome running boards, a voice-activated navigation system, a limited-slip differential, and a trailer tow package.
Individual options included satellite radio availability, skid plates, chrome running boards, all-terrain tires, and 20-inch chrome wheels.
In 2008, the Lincoln Mark LT was given five stars for its performance in front impacts during government crash testing. Standard safety features on the 2008 Mark LT included front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, child safety anchors, a rear center three-point safety belt, traction control, and electronic brake force distribution.
The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT measured 223.8 inches in length, 73.5 inches in height, and 78.9 inches in width. Ground clearance was 8.1 inches. Its spacious crew cab provided plenty of breathing room for riders, with front passengers receiving 40.1 inches of headroom, 63.8 inches of hiproom, and 41.3 inches of legroom, and rear passengers receiving 39.6 inches of headroom, 63.1 inches of hiproom, and 39 inches of legroom. Maximum cargo capacity was 49.5 cubic feet.
Lincoln Mark LT Evolution
The Lincoln Mark LT debuted in 2006 as a luxury pickup with a spacious crew cab, 5.7-liter V-8 engine, and distinctive exterior styling cues, including Lincoln’s signature Rolls Royce-style grille. Only one trim level with a 5.5-foot bed was available. Buyers could choose from two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Many of the Mark LT’s standard premium amenities could also be found on various Ford F-150 trims, including leather seats, heated front seats, wood trim, an in-dash CD changer, and keyless entry. However, a few key features such as the grille, chrome trim, and contrasting interior piping helped distinguish the Lincoln Mark LT from its Ford siblings.
The 2007 Lincoln Mark LT featured a slightly revised grille, headlights, and additional chrome around the taillights. Inside, the center console was subtly updated and an auto-dimming rearview mirror was added. New upgrades included 20-inch chrome wheels, dual power-folding side mirrors, a navigation system, and a monochromatic appearance package.
In addition to its standard 5.5-foot truck bed, Lincoln added an extended wheelbase model featuring a 6.5-foot bed to the trim lineup.