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About the Lincoln MKS

Vehicle Summary

If you're looking for a spacious and comfortable sedan with indulgent features inside and out, the Lincoln MKS is worth a look. This full-size luxury sedan offers plenty of seating for up to five passengers, plus an enormous 19.2-cubic-foot trunk for additional storage on its 2016 model. Meanwhile, this sedan is offered with optional all-wheel drive on its base 3.7L V6 engine—and all-wheel drive is standard equipment on its turbocharged V6 EcoBoost powertrain.

Although the MKS was replaced by the Continental for the 2017, remaining MKS models still have a lot to offer. This includes standard creature comforts like leather upholstery, heated front seats, and even automatic dual-zone climate control on 2011-2016 models.

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Q: What engine is in a Lincoln MKS?

A: A 3.7L V6 engine at 305 hp is standard on all Lincoln MKS models, although a more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 at 365 hp is offered on the EcoBoost trim (2010-2016 model years).

Q: What is the difference between the Lincoln MKZ and MKS?

A: The main difference is size. Both are luxury sedans, but the MKS is a full-size sedan while the MKZ is a midsize.

Q: Is the Lincoln MKS a luxury car?

A: Yes, the Lincoln MKS is considered a full-size luxury sedan.

Q: What is EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS?

A: EcoBoost is a trim offered on the Lincoln MKS for the 2010-2016 model years; this trim is outfitted with features such as a turbocharged V6 engine, larger 20-inch wheels, and an all-wheel drive system.

Q: What does MKS mean in Lincoln?

A: The "MK" distinction was used across most Lincoln models during the period in which the MKS was produced, and "MKS" is thought to stand for "Mark Sedan."

Lincoln MKS Trim Configurations

From the time the MKS was introduced in 2009 through the 2015 model year, it was offered in both FWD (Front-Wheel Drive) and AWD (All-Wheel Drive) trim distinctions. For the 2016 model year (the last year of production for the MKS), these configurations were lumped under a new Base trim with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.

A 3.7L V6 engine has always been standard on the MKS, although a more powerful twin-turbo V6 was introduced with the EcoBoost trim in 2010.

FWD (2009-2015)

The following features are based on the 2015 MKS FWD:

  • Front-wheel drive powertrain
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Keyless entry/ignition with remote start

AWD (2009-2015)

The following features are based on the 2015 MKS AWD:

  • Same features as the FWD trim
  • All-wheel drive powertrain

Base (2016)

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry/ignition and remote start
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability via MyLincoln Touch1

EcoBoost (2010-2016)

The following trim features are based on the 2016 model year:

  • Larger 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Turbocharged V6 engine at 365 hp

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Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Lincoln MKS an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Lincoln MKS 3rd out of 21 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Lincoln MKS is $549, compared to an average of $763 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Lincoln MKS owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 14% for the Lincoln MKS, compared to an average of 16% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Lincoln MKS

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (42 reviews)

Great Car

This car is fast, it is equipped with Eco boost and AWD (only option to choose above was base model). It rides smooth, and is extremely quiet, just a small amount of wind noise. I previously had a Buick LaCrosse and it had a lot of road noise. Around town gas mileage is 19, highway is 28. The only reason for 4 stars is that the drivers seat is fairly uncomfortable. The front of the seat cuts across the back of my thighs, and irritates my sciatic nerve. Also leg room is very tight. I am a big guy, I am 6' and 245, so perhaps it just is not built for bigger guys.


  • Cabin Noise: Very auiet
  • Ride and Handling: Smooth and handle curves well
  • Power: Very fast of the line


  • Interior Space: Legs cramped
  • Seat Comfort: Irritates sciatic nerve

- Jeff Ober, 2013 Lincoln MKS

Luxury, Technology, and Turbo Boost. LOVE IT!

I love the style and the feel of the technological luxurious interior. The mood lights as well as the Lincoln light on the door seal as you open the door. This gives you a feeling like you are about to witness something wonderful about this car. The eco-boost technology is for the small thrill seeker in you. If you want luxury with a little sport savvy engineering, I recommend this car.


  • Power: It gives you what you need when you need it.
  • Technology and Entertainment: The technology inside impressed me.
  • Braking: With the brakes and ABS, it stops on a dime.


  • Fuel Economy: Not as good on gas as I thought a six cylinder should give you good fuel economy.

- V Pit, 2010 Lincoln MKS

I'm glad I took the bite

It's not a Caddy but then it's $5K cheaper. After a few months and after reading the owners manual I'm still finding neat stuff about this car. Just found out yesterday that if I wave my hand next to the door pillar and press any button the doors unlock (as long as I have my key fob in my pocket). The audio system is killer. Ride is super smooth but not mushy. Quiet but if you push the 3.7 motor it WILL roar. Best full size car out there.


  • Ride and Handling: Like a limo but not with all the bad ride characteristics of a limo.
  • Technology and Entertainment: I'm still finding new things that I didn't even know I had. The technology is amazing.
  • Value: Lincolns depreciate like rocks so buy a used one with low miles like I did.


  • Cargo Space: Trunk is huge but due to styling the trunk lid is smallish and kinda defeats the purpose of a large trunk.

- George Pauksta, 2011 Lincoln MKS

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