2010 Lincoln MKT - Road Test Specs

2010 Lincoln MKT Wagon

(3.5L V6 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic w/EcoBoost)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeLincoln
ModelMKT EcoBoost
Style4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$49,995
Options on test vehicleElite Package ($4,000 -- includes THX II surround-sound stereo with DVD audio/video and 14 speakers, panoramic sunroof, blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert, satellite radio and a hard-drive-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link); Adaptive Cruise Control With Collision Avoidance ($1,295); Second-Row Bucket Seats ($995); Second-Row Refrigerator Console ($895); Active Park Assist ($595), Aluminum Interior Trim ($195).
As-tested MSRP$57,970
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeTransverse-mounted twin-turbocharged V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,490cc (213 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)355 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)350 @ 3,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.484; II = 2.872; III = 1.842; IV = 1.414; V = 1.000; VI = 0.742; Final drive = 3.16
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist power rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)17.0:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front255/45R20 101V
Tire size, rear255/45R20 101V
Wheel materialPolished aluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated discs, two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rearVentilated discs, single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)9.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 96.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)39
@ Full throttle (dB)65
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)60
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThe EcoBoost V6 makes more than adequate power. Best launched in "D" because manual shifting is really just a gear-holding option for engine braking.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsEither this car is suffering from a serious case of "green" fade (unlikely -- it has more than 4,000 miles on the clock) or the MKT is severely under-braked. Significant fade during acceleration tests forced a break in the action to cool things down.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Just mat the throttle and steer. The stability control can't be disabled, so there's little point in finessing it. Slalom: The MKT feels like it rolls more than a Flex, but the numbers are about the same. Non-defeat stability control intervenes strongly unless driven smoothly.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)69.3
Wind (mph, direction)1 mph headwind
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.6
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,018
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,975
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)207.6
Width (in.)76.0
Height (in.)67.4
Wheelbase (in.)117.9
Track, front (in.)65.4
Track, rear (in.)65.3
Turning circle (ft.)40.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)41.8
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)33.0
Headroom, front (in.)40.1
Headroom, rear (in.)38.8
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)33.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.1
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)49.1
Seating capacity6
Cargo volume (cu-ft)17.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)75.9
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance6 years/70,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/15,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemDirect tire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemAutomatic 911 dialing of owner's paired cell phone
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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