Lincoln Lowers Price of 2012 MKT EcoBoost by $3000
Lincoln’s luxury crossover hot rod, the 2012 MKT with EcoBoost, shed $3000 over the 2011 model's base price. The 3.5 liter twin-turbo, direct-injection V-6 yields 355 hp and 350 lb-ft torque in the MKT with an EPA estimated 16/22 mpg city/highway mpg — an impressive feat for a 5000-plus pound vehicle that can hit 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. The new price point of $46,295, less taxes, title and license fees, includes all-wheel drive, Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, an available seven-passenger seating configuration, and Lincoln's version of SYNC, with new information and entertainment system including 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report. Also included are a bevy of safety features, like an adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support, BLIS (Blindspot Information System), SPACE (Side Protection And Cabin Enhancement) and the Personal Safety System, which, says Lincoln, “tailor the airbag package and safety belt functions to the individual passenger and the accident circumstances. The system can identify variables, such as severity of the crash, weight of the individual passenger and safety belt usage to adjust airbag deployment force.” Interior passenger room for the first two rows, remains spacious for adults, but third-row seating, according to Motor Trend, is best left for children when seven passengers are present. Also of note are the optional rear fridge and the panoramic-like glass roof. Overall, Motor Trend’s Todd Lassa says of the MKT: “With the optional EcoBoost engine, it's everything Lincoln's were in the '60s and '70s -- floaty prairie schooners with big, powerful engines and no brakes." Pricing for the 2012 MKT without EcoBoost, with it’s 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V-6, remains unchanged at $44,300. Source: Lincoln
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