2006 Lincoln Mark LT Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Lincoln Mark LT - Road Test Specs

2006 Lincoln Mark LT Pickup

(5.4L V8 4-speed Automatic 5.6 ft. Bed)


Model year2006
ModelMark LT
Base MSRP$43,495
As-tested MSRP$47,605


Drive type4WD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300@5000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)365@3750
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Suspension, frontLong spindle double wishbone independent
Suspension, rearLive axle
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire brandBF Goodrich
Tire modelRugged Trail T/A
Tire size, front275/65R18
Tire size, rear275/65R18
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.29
0-60 mph (sec.)10.26
0-75 mph (sec.)14.87
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.34@80.39
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32.85
60-0 mph (ft.)133.75
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)74.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)45.1
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)73.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe engine comes alive at 3,300 rpm, probably due to the variable intake runners, and the transmission upshifts at 5,000 rpm. Manually upshifting doesn't help performance, as the rev limiter kicks in at 5,100 rpm. This truck doesn't feel quick in the least, or even very refined by modern luxury vehicle standards.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsWe noticed significant ABS noise and vibration, and the pedal was a bit soft for our taste. There is plenty of front-end dive and rebound, more than the F-150, possibly because the Lincoln weighs more. One positive note, however, is that fade wasn't a problem.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsEven by full-size truck standards this was a tricky vehicle in the slalom. The amount of body roll combined with a tendency to have the rear end come around with a "snap" effect made it very difficult to drive. It feels softer than the F-150 for ride quality purposes, but it makes the handling somewhat unpredictable at the limit.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)128
Temperature (°F)81
Wind (mph, direction)3 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 18 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)30

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)7200
Length (in.)223.8
Width (in.)78.9
Height (in.)76
Wheelbase (in.)138.5
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)39
Headroom, front (in.)40.1
Headroom, rear (in.)39.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)1460 lbs
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)8900 lbs


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsNot Available
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Tested
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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