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New for 2010-Lincoln

New for 2010-Lincoln

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Lincoln MKTCritical Knowledge:

2010 Lincoln MKS: Generating V-8 power yet delivering V-6 fuel economy, the new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine available in the 2010 MKS is the biggest news for Lincoln's flagship sedan.

2010 Lincoln MKT: The 2010 Lincoln MKT is a new, 3-row crossover SUV loaded with luxury features. MyKey parental programming for vehicle speed and audio volume comes standard, and the options list includes items like a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, adaptive cruise control, Active Park Assist, and a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert. There's even a mini fridge on board.

2010 Lincoln MKX: Fuel economy is improved for all versions of Lincoln's smaller crossover SUV, and there's a new optional navigation system and an available updated Sync system. A new black-on-black Midnight Limited Edition package includes shiny 22-inch wheels.

2010 Lincoln MKZ: The 2010 Lincoln MKZ receives a thorough update, with new styling inside and out, additional technology, added sound deadening material, better leather upholstery, and an engine that delivers quicker acceleration.

2010 Lincoln Navigator: Lincoln's full-size Navigator SUV gets standard MyKey parental programming technology; pre-paid 3-year subscription to Sync Directions, Connections and Information service for 2010; Trailer Sway Control feature; and power-deploying running boards.

2010 Lincoln Town Car: Lincoln is winding Town Car production down, and the last one may be built after an abbreviated 2011 production run. If you've wanted one of these since its last complete redesign back in 1998, now is the time to act.


2010 Lincoln MKS
Generating V-8 power yet delivering V-6 fuel economy, the new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine available in the 2010 MKS is the biggest news for Lincoln's flagship sedan. Models equipped with EcoBoost can also be outfitted with a new Appearance package designed to lend the car a sportier appearance.
  • New 3.5-liter, direct-injection, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V-6 engine available on the 2010 Lincoln MKS with all-wheel drive
  • EcoBoost V-6 makes 355 horsepower, with 350 lb.-ft. of torque between 1500 and 5250 rpm
  • Lincoln says the EcoBoost V-6 will deliver 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway
  • Models with the EcoBoost engine have standard 19-inch wheels, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, push-button starting, ambient interior lighting, adaptive HID headlights with automatic high-beam function, rain-sensing wipers, and a power rear sunshade for the back window
  • An Appearance package can be added to models with the EcoBoost engine, including 20-inch wheels, a subtle body kit, different grille treatment, unique Sienna leather with Charcoal Black tuxedo seams, headrests embroidered with the Lincoln star logo, illuminated sill plates, and upgraded floor mats
  • The 2010 Lincoln MKS AWD with EcoBoost starts at around $48,000

2010 Lincoln MKT
The 7-passenger 2010 Lincoln MKT is a new crossover SUV based on the successful Ford Flex. Key features include standard MyKey parental programming for vehicle speed and audio volume, as well as an optional twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, and available technologies such as adaptive cruise control, Active Park Assist, and a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert. There's even a mini fridge on board.
  • Luxury crossover SUV
  • Shares platform, powertrains with Ford Flex
  • Three-row seating for 6 or 7 passengers
  • Standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine with available AWD
  • Available 3.5-liter, turbocharged V-6 engine with standard AWD
  • Standard panoramic glass roof
  • Standard adaptive headlights that illuminate around turns
  • Standard high-beam headlights that automatically dim when approaching traffic
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available Active Park Assist
  • Available blind-spot information system
  • Available rear-seat refrigerator
  • Available dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available reversing camera
  • Available heated and cooled second-row seats
  • MyKey programmable features to limit stereo volume and vehicle speed
  • Built in Ontario, Canada

2010 Lincoln MKX
Lincoln's 5-passenger crossover SUV is carried over from 2009 with few changes. Fuel economy is improved for all models, and there's a new optional navigation system and an available updated Sync system. A new black-on-black Midnight Limited Edition package includes shiny 22-inch wheels.
  • The 2010 Lincoln MKX is a carryover model
  • Fuel economy is improved for all models, now ranging from 17 mpg city with all-wheel drive to 25 mpg highway with front-wheel drive
  • New next-generation navigation system with voice activation and 6 months of free Sirius TravelLink service is optional
  • New Sync with Traffic, Directions and Information feature provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts and local business directories
  • New Midnight Limited Edition package includes Tuxedo Black paint, body-color grille, polished 22-inch wheels and an Ebony interior package

2010 Lincoln MKZ
The 2010 Lincoln MKZ receives a thorough update, with new styling inside and out, blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert, upgraded Sync communications and entertainment system, next-generation navigation system with a trial subscription to Sirius TravelLink service, and adaptive headlights. More sound-deadening material, better leather upholstery and an engine that delivers quicker acceleration round out the modifications for 2010.
  • New styling
  • Revised interior
  • Improved powertrain lowers 0-60 mph acceleration time to 7.1 seconds, according to Lincoln
  • New Sport Appearance package
  • More sound-deadening material to reduce interior noise levels
  • New blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Next-generation Sync entertainment and communications system with 911 Alert and Vehicle Health Reports
  • Navigation system adds Sirius TravelLink with real-time traffic data, weather reports and fuel prices
  • Adaptive headlights swivel to help driver see around curves
  • New Bridge of Weir leather upholstery

2010 Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln's full-size Navigator SUV gets several new standard features for 2010. MyKey technology allows parents to program speed and stereo volume limits, among other items. The Sync communications and entertainment system includes a pre-paid subscription to Directions, Connections and Information service for 2010, and comes with a 911 Assist feature. Trailer Sway Control is also standard this year, along with power-deploying running boards.
  • The 2010 Lincoln Navigator is a carryover model from last year
  • Parents can use new MyKey technology to program a top speed of 80 mph, limit audio volume to 44 percent of maximum, persistently sound the seat belt chime until everyone buckles up, and to ensure that the traction control system is never turned off
  • Trailer Sway Control is standard for 2010, automatically modifying engine torque and employing the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
  • Standard Sync with 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Reports, and a 3-year pre-paid subscription to Directions, Connections and Information services
  • Standard power-deploying running boards

2010 Lincoln Town Car
Lincoln is winding Town Car production down, though it's unclear when the last of the behemoths will be produced. Most customers buy them for use in limousine services, and very few are sold directly to consumers. If you've wanted one of these since its last complete redesign back in 1998, now is the time to act.
  • The 2010 Lincoln Town Car is a carryover model
  • Sold primarily to fleet buyers such as limousine companies
  • Dealers have very few Town Cars in stock, and supplies are dwindling
  • Consumers looking for a big Lincoln are advised to test-drive the MKS, which debuted for 2009
  • Lincoln will halt production of the Town Car soon, perhaps following an abbreviated 2011 production run
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