Available already this year, the 2013 Lincoln MKS is the company’s entry in the large car category. The MKS is much more improved this year, loaded with advanced interior features and some upgrades in its powertrain. Inside, the 2013 Lincoln MKS definitely is it. Not only are the seats very comfortable, they are heated and ventilated too. This helps when travelling straight for long hours as you won’t feel much road lag. Critics though think the rear seats are a bit cramped with limited headroom. The 2013 Lincoln MKS has plenty of standard interior features: air-conditioning, keyless keypad entry, leather upholstery, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, heated auto-dimming mirrors, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The dashboard has Sync voice control, MyLincoln Touch, a 10-speaker audio system w/CD player, satellite radio, USB/iPod interface, and mobile WiFi.
You can add even more features by getting the optional Premium and Elite packages. With it, you get a heated steering wheel, multi-contour seats, heating on the rear seats, a navigation system, and a 16-speaker premium audio system.
For this year, the 2013 Lincoln MKS has two engine variations. The 3.7L V-6 can generate 300hp, 280 lbs. of torque at an effective fuel rating of 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway. There is also the turbocharged 3.5L V-6 which can generate 355hp, 365 lbs. of torque at an effective fuel rating of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
The MKS packs a lot of power in both engine types, which is quite good especially when travelling on steep highways. However, critics don’t like the fact that the MKS really moves and handles exactly like a large car. As acceleration goes up, particularly in models with the turbocharged 3.5L, steering and handling become cumbersome.
The 2013 Lincoln is priced at $42,800. With all the features it has, the MKS is nice both outside and inside. However, the ride experience is not that nice, and which could really hurt its marketability.