2011 Lincoln MKS 4dr Sedan AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
I bought an MKS in December 2010, after three years of exhaustive online comparisons, Edmunds reviews filled with disdain, New England Automobile Shows and test drives.
I was looking for 3 basic criteria in a new car: V-8 power, Rear-Leg
room for my in-laws, and a Large Trunk which would easily fit my golf clubs.
The MKS does all of this in spades!! The leather interior far surpasses
the Ford Taurus.
Only the BMW 760Li, Audi L8 and 2009 Infinity M45 were comparable...for $20-80K more! Overall, the MKS is a spacious full-sized luxury car, that errs on the side of technology rather than interior detail for less than half the cost of a comparable European luxury sedan.
The Twin Turbo (Ecoboost) absolutely does 0-60 in around 5 seconds.
On the highway, tramp on the pedal, and you are instantly doing 100mph, thanking God that you had two hands on the wheel and werent turning at the time! No compromising trunk space for rear seat comfort as you do with the TL, CTS, STS or Genesis!
Six (6) foot 50 and 70 year olds enter the back seats comfortably and coo about the heated front and rear leather seats and my golf clubs and cart fit horizontally, without me having to angle them!
Real World MPG 21 mixed, 26 NJTPK, (24.5 with GWB).
Not having to spend $20,000-$80,000 more for a little bit more leather or wood!
Heaven help the Europeans and Japanese if Ford ever decides to add a little bit more detail and leather and wood to its interior.
It wont take $20,000-80,000 of it!
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