Used 2008 Lincoln Mark LT

2008 Lincoln Mark LT
List Price
$12,200

Pros & Cons

  • Plush interior accommodations, smooth and quiet ride, real truck usability.
  • Too similar to the F-150 on which it's based, too much hard plastic trim inside, missing key safety features.
Lincoln Mark LT years
2008
Lincoln Mark LT for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Although it provides a lot of luxury for the money, the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT's upgrades don't justify its price jump over the otherwise very similar Ford F-150.

Vehicle overview

Americans love pickup trucks. They also like luxury. So it makes sense that there are some people out there who want both. For them, there's the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT luxury pickup. Based on the full-size Ford F-150 pickup, the Mark LT gains a bit of differentiation via its big Lincoln waterfall grille, additional chrome trim, special taillights and flashy wheels. Inside the cabin, wood accents and handsomely tailored leather seats give the initial impression expected of a premium brand.

The Lincoln offers a lot of luxury for the money, but it doesn't take much scrutiny to realize that the LT has but one degree of separation from the F-150. Disappointingly, the LT has the same basic interior design and hard plastic interior panels, and doesn't really offer any features that you can't get on the Ford. Look at an F-150 King Ranch and you'll be looking at pretty much the same truck.

In this ultra-niche segment, the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT faces just one direct competitor, the Cadillac Escalade EXT. And the Caddy, due to its superior performance, more refined cabin and greater functionality, is easily the better luxury pickup truck. If, by chance, you find yourself choosing the Mark LT, you'll likely want to make your purchase this year -- it's expected that Lincoln will discontinue the truck after 2008 due to slow sales.

Lincoln Mark LT models

The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT luxury pickup is offered in one crew cab body style with a choice of two bed lengths: a 5.5-footer or a 6.5-footer. Both versions are available with two- or four-wheel drive. All Mark LTs come loaded with features, including 18-inch alloy wheels, plenty of chrome trim (including the grille, bumpers, mirrors and lower body side), leather seating, real wood trim, power and heated front seats, and driver-seat memory. A 300-watt stereo with satellite radio, an in-dash CD changer and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls is also standard.

Most options are grouped in a handful of available packages. The Power package gets you a sunroof, power-adjustable pedals, power-folding side mirrors and a power-sliding rear window. The Elite package includes the Power package's equipment plus a voice-activated navigation system, a rearview camera, reverse park assist, chrome running boards, a limited-slip differential and a trailer towing package. Individual options include 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome running boards, skid plates and more aggressive all-terrain tires.

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT gets a few new features. An optional rearview camera eases parking, while standard satellite radio provides additional audio entertainment. Remote engine start (a dealer-installed option) is also newly available.

Performance & mpg

A 5.4-liter V8 that makes 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque is matched to a four-speed automatic transmission. Although it has a smooth power delivery, the Ford-sourced V8 makes more noise than forward progress. With only four widely spaced gears to work with, the Mark LT takes 9.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, nearly 3 seconds slower than the Escalade EXT.

Although it's not quick, the Mark LT has enough torque to handle typical towing jobs with ease. Towing capacity, at 8,900 pounds, is more than respectable.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes are standard, but side airbags and stability control are not available. In government crash testing, the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT earned a perfect five-star rating for its crashworthiness in frontal impacts. Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn't crash-tested a Lincoln Mark LT, it gave the similar Ford F-150 the highest possible rating of "Good" in frontal-offset crash testing.

Driving

Around town, the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT has a remarkably refined ride, and negotiating the mall parking lot is easy thanks to the truck's quick, well-weighted steering. The Lincoln is similarly at ease on the highway, but in its effort to feel refined, every control feels carefully insulated from the road, as if you were driving an old Lincoln Continental. A stopping distance of 134 feet from 60 mph is good for such a heavy vehicle, though the brake pedal could benefit by having a firmer, more positive feel.

Interior

With wide, accommodating seats, the Lincoln Mark LT's interior looks the part of a luxury car. Contrasting piping around the seats gives the cabin an extra measure of elegance, while lots of leather and chrome drive the point home. As good as it looks at first, however, the Mark's humble origins are quickly revealed. Apart from the fancy seats and Lincoln symbols, one might as well be in a high-end F-150, complete with its many hard plastic surfaces and stock Ford switchgear.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT.

5 star reviews: 50%
4 star reviews: 50%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 2 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • towing
  • interior
  • sound system
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • comfort
  • appearance
  • climate control
  • engine
  • doors
  • warranty

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars, Nice Truck
Fishin' Dude,

The Mark is a pleasant truck that will do all I ask of it in hauling a boat comfortably. I like the features of sunroof, heated seats, a tad of leather and satellite radio. The reverse scanning system is top-notch. I find the Mark is first and foremost a truck. The Escalade, my other consideration was too elaborate for my needs.

4.625 out of 5 stars, Not for everyone, but perfect for us!
bar20,

I am 61 my wife is 55. This truck meets our needs perfectly. We wanted a truck that we could occasionly use for hauling as well as an excellent highway cruiser and mall hauler. We chose the white chocolate exterior and parchiment interior. I find the build quality to be excellent. Our truck did have a cloudy drivers side mirror and was replaced under warranty. The stereo with Sirius radio is outstanding. The 5.4L engine has plenty of power. My wife drove the truck from Palm Springs to the SF Bay Area a distance of about 600 miles and loved the way it drove and felt. There are still some 08's still available and I would say if you are looking for an upscale pickup this just might be it.

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Features & Specs

4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB features & specs
4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB
5.4L 8cyl 4A
MPG 13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5000 rpm

4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB features & specs
4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB
5.4L 8cyl 4A
MPG 12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5000 rpm

4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB features & specs
4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB
5.4L 8cyl 4A
MPG 13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5000 rpm

4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB features & specs
4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB
5.4L 8cyl 4A
MPG 12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5000 rpm

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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

FAQ

Is the Lincoln Mark LT a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2008 Mark LT both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Lincoln Mark LT fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Mark LT gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lincoln Mark LT. Learn more
Is the Lincoln Mark LT reliable?
To determine whether the Lincoln Mark LT is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Mark LT. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Mark LT's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2008 Mark LT is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2008 Lincoln Mark LT?

The least-expensive 2008 Lincoln Mark LT is the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT 4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $38,615.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $41,715
  • 4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $38,615
  • 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $42,015
  • 4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $38,915
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What are the different models of Lincoln Mark LT?
If you're interested in the Lincoln Mark LT, the next question is, which Mark LT model is right for you? Mark LT variants include 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A). For a full list of Mark LT models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT

Used 2008 Lincoln Mark LT Overview

The Used 2008 Lincoln Mark LT is offered in the following submodels: Mark LT Crew Cab. Available styles include 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2008 Mark LT 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2008 Mark LT.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2008 Mark LT featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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