2011 Lincoln MKS

Find Another Lincoln MKS
$41,500-$48,390
$39,035-$45,443
16 CITY / 24 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

The Lincoln MKS is a full-size 4-door luxury sedan that first went into production for the 2009 model year. Sharing platforms and mechanical components with the sixth-generation Ford Taurus, the Lincoln MKS is fitted with more luxury equipment and a larger engine than its Ford sibling, to be expected from the premium Lincoln brand. The 2011 Lincoln MKS is mostly a carryover from the 2010 model year, but some of the electronic systems, including remote starting, HD radio and turn-by-turn navigation directions, are new to the platform.

The 2011 Lincoln MKS is sold in just one trim level, but with several different powertrains. All models share the same leather upholstery, air conditioning with automatic dual-zone climate control, heated and cooled 8-way power front seats, heated rear seats, lumbar support, power rear sunshade, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic adaptive Xenon headlamps, automatic high-beam control, keyless entry and ignition, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. Major options on the 2011 Lincoln MKS include adaptive cruise control, automatic parking system, navigation, reverse camera, upgraded 14-speaker surround-sound audio package with 10 GB of digital music storage, 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, and other amenities. An Ultimate package adds premium leather upholstery and a dual-pane moonroof, while the EcoBoost Appearance package adds 20-inch chrome alloy wheels, unique seat designs, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and illuminated sill plates.

The 2011 Lincoln MKS is offered with two different engines. The standard powerplant is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that is rated at 274 horsepower. The standard engine, which burns regular unleaded fuel, is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels (FWD), or optionally to all wheels (AWD). The optional EcoBoost engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 355 horsepower. It requires premium unleaded fuel. A 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD is standard with the EcoBoost engine. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Lincoln MKS between 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, depending on engine and driveline.

The 2011 Lincoln MKS starts at a base price of around $42,000.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Comfort?
Performance?
Overall Performance and Design?
Style?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Initial Quality Study
Overall Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Vehicle Dependability Study
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?
Feature and Accessory Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Latest Lincoln Articles:

Lincoln introduces a completely redesigned Navigator full-size SUV in 2018, offered in standard and extended lengths and delivering plenty of space for people and cargo along with plenty of twin-turbocharged power for towing and hauling.
The Lincoln MKX, the midsize 5-passenger crossover that has been gunning for the Lexus RX for more than a decade, will heretofore be known as the Nautilus.
Lincoln pushes the reset button...again. This time, it is pinning its hopes on a new front styling treatment, first debuting on the company’s cars. See all the changes for 2017...
Lincoln Automotive Financial Services has introduced Lincoln Miles, a pilot program to help lessees manage their mileage more easily, and earn credit toward their next Lincoln vehicle.
No Lincoln model undergoes a radical change for 2016, but all see some change, with the Lincoln MKS cranking out its second generation, featuring some mildly retro styling.
Still in the midst of an attempted brand revival, Lincoln enters the 2015 model year with an important new addition to the company lineup: the MKC. Find out what else is new for the entire 2015 Lincoln model lineup...
In an effort to catch up to global competitors, not to mention the United States' own resurgent Cadillac brand, Lincoln updated much of its lineup for the 2013 model year. For 2014, designs are relatively status quo.
For the 2013 model year, the Lincoln lineup will have extensive changes. The most popular model in the lineup, the MKZ, is completely redesigned and sets the tone for the future of Lincoln design. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Lincoln lineup...
HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
Critical 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.