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2011 Lincoln MKS Review
Luxury and quality workmanship
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The 2011 Lincoln MKS is a luxury sedan that offers the power and performance that Lincoln is known for. It provides an opulent interior that delivers roominess and conveniences that drivers want.
Models: MKS, All-Wheel Drive, EcoBoost
Engines: 3.7-liter Duratec V-6, 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 engine
Lincoln added electronic upgrades to its MKS model such as HD Radio, Sync turn-by-turn directions, and remote starting.
Standard equipment in the front-wheel-drive MKS include 18-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, intermittent wipers, rear defogger, power rear sunshade, digital keypad power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors with blind spot coverage, cruise control, remote trunk release, capless fuel filler, fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing Xenon HID (High-Intensity Discharge) adaptive headlights with self-leveling capability, stability control, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and tire pressure monitoring.
Exterior options include either 19-inch machined/painted cast aluminum 10-spoke wheels or 20-inch polished cast aluminum 11-spoke wheels.
Intelligent Access will unlock your car and start your engine if you have the key fob in your purse or pocket. The system is activated by touching the door handle. Using RF (Remote Frequency) communication, it determines if the key is inside or outside the vehicle. When the key is inside the vehicle even if it is still in your pocket, simply apply pressure to the brake pedal and push the start button.
Interior features include power steering, tilt/telescoping leather and wood steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions and shifter paddles, universal remote transmitter. Four-wheel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags is also available. The list continues with remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, engine immobilizer, multi-level heated driver and passenger seats with eight-way power and power adjustable lumbar support and height adjustment, premium leather upholstery, rear ventilation ducts, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate controls, leather, wood, chrome and simulated alloy interior trim, electrochromic rearview mirror, memorized settings for two drivers, tachometer, trip computer, external temperature display, and AM/FM/six-CD/MP3/Satellite/iPod/USB audio system with eight speakers and radio data system. The 2011 Lincoln MKS comes pre-wired for telephone and Bluetooth hands-free phone access.
Optional equipment for the base MKS model includes PowerCode remote start system, adaptive cruise control, cargo organizer, and dual-panel moonroof. There are several option packages that can be installed to further customize your MKS.
The EcoBoost model offers all of the standard MKS equipment as well the optional Active Park Assist. You can purchase from a number of equipment packages to further customize your 2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost.
Performance & Handling
If you want an engine that outperforms the base model, and you want all-wheel drive, you may want to select the MKS EcoBoost. It’s equipped with a 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 engine and a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
Adaptive cruise control uses radar sensors to monitor the speed of the vehicle in front of you when you activate cruise control. If traffic slows, the cruise control adjusts your vehicle’s speed to maintain your preferred distance from the vehicle in front of you. When the sensors detect that traffic is once again moving at regular speed, the car resumes the preset speed.
The collision warning system with brake support is activated when the system senses a potential collision between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. A visual alert and an audible alert are issued; if you don’t apply the brakes when the alert is issued, the brakes recharge to provide full responsiveness when you apply pressure to the brake pedal.
EPA Fuel Economy
All-Wheel Drive: 16/23 mpg city/highway
EcoBoost: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- Improved gas mileage on EcoBoost
- Remote start
You Won't Like
- V-6 engine lags behind the competition
- Inferior handling
Luxury and quality workmanship
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