2012 Lincoln MKS Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$41,500-$48,390
$39,035-$45,443
16 /CITY / 24 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- New blind-spot warning system is included in packages for higher trim levels
- New cosmetic touches, including new colors and a \"smoker's pack\" option with an ash cup

Exterior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKS is a luxury sedan offered in three trim levels: front-wheel drive (FWD), all-wheel drive (AWD), and EcoBoost. Standard are 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, heated power-operated outside mirrors with memory, and other amenities.

Interior Features
Standard interior amenities on the Lincoln MKS include a power rear sunshade, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, 8-way power front seats with power lumbar support, heated rear seats, and the Sync voice-activated system.

Optional Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKS Navigation package includes a blind-spot warning system, reversing camera, touch-screen navigation system, surround-sound system, and other features. The Ultimate package adds upgraded leather upholstery and dual-pane sunroof. The EcoBoost trim adds such touches as 20-inch chrome wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Under the Hood
The FWD and AWD versions of the Lincoln MKS are fitted with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 273 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control and paddle shifters. The AWD EcoBoost is fitted with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine rated at 355 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Lincoln MKS are:
- MKS with FWD: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKS with AWD: 16/23/19 mpg
- MKS EcoBoost: 17/25/20 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Lincoln MKS include traction and stability control, air bags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist--with adaptive cruise control as an option--bundled with a collision warning system and brake support.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Lincoln MKS received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. The NHTSA has not assigned the MKS a rating for overall safety or for frontal-offset or side-impact crash protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the MKS received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-impact crash protection, as well as for roof strength, and named the Lincoln MKS as a \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2012.


What's New for 2012:
- New blind-spot warning system is included in packages for higher trim levels
- New cosmetic touches, including new colors and a \"smoker's pack\" option with an ash cup

Exterior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKS is a luxury sedan offered in three trim levels: front-wheel drive (FWD), all-wheel drive (AWD), and EcoBoost. Standard are 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, heated power-operated outside mirrors with memory, and other amenities.

Interior Features
Standard interior amenities on the Lincoln MKS include a power rear sunshade, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, 8-way power front seats with power lumbar support, heated rear seats, and the Sync voice-activated system.

Optional Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKS Navigation package includes a blind-spot warning system, reversing camera, touch-screen navigation system, surround-sound system, and other features. The Ultimate package adds upgraded leather upholstery and dual-pane sunroof. The EcoBoost trim adds such touches as 20-inch chrome wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Under the Hood
The FWD and AWD versions of the Lincoln MKS are fitted with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 273 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control and paddle shifters. The AWD EcoBoost is fitted with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine rated at 355 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Lincoln MKS are:
- MKS with FWD: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKS with AWD: 16/23/19 mpg
- MKS EcoBoost: 17/25/20 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Lincoln MKS include traction and stability control, air bags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist--with adaptive cruise control as an option--bundled with a collision warning system and brake support.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Lincoln MKS received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. The NHTSA has not assigned the MKS a rating for overall safety or for frontal-offset or side-impact crash protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the MKS received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-impact crash protection, as well as for roof strength, and named the Lincoln MKS as a \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2012.


Available Trims for the 2012 Lincoln MKS
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr Sdn 3.7L FWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 41500.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name 4dr Sdn 3.7L AWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 43390.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name w/EcoBoost (4dr Sdn 3.5L AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48390.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces w/color-keyed tuxedo stripe seat backs
  • 12-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, driver-side memory
  • Fixed heated rear bench seat -inc: headrest, armrest pass-through, (2) cupholders
  • Front center console -inc: armrest, storage, (2) cupholders, (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Genuine wood steering wheel
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: speed & multimedia controls, memory
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center, tachometer, turn signal outage, low oil pressure, door/decklid/hood ajar, key-in-ignition, safety belt reminder, headlamp on
  • Delayed accessory pwr shut-off
  • Pwr windows w/front one-touch up/down
  • Pwr rear window sunshade
  • Pwr locks w/autolock
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: SecuriCode keypad, remote trunk release, global window open
  • Cruise control
  • Universal garage door opener
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Dual zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC)
  • Rear window defroster
  • Alloy metallic accents
  • Genuine wood appliques
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Glove box
  • Front door storage pockets & bottle holders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Overhead console w/sunglass storage
  • Dual visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • (2) front & (2) rear assist handles
  • Illumination -inc: ambient lighting, door & steering wheel switches, front dome lamp, front/rear reading lamps, illuminated entry, courtesy lamps
  • Leather wrapped shift knob w/chrome surround
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Rollover protection
EXTERIOR
  • 18" 10-spoke bright machined painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season BSW tires
  • Mini spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Body color bumpers
  • Molding -inc: color rocker, lower door w/stainless steel inserts, stainless steel roof trim, stainless steel side window surround
  • Split wing grille
  • Adaptive HID projector beam headlamps -inc: autolamp on/off delay, auto high beams
  • Fog lamps w/chrome bezel
  • LED tail lamps
  • Laminated security solar tinted glass
  • Body color pwr heated mirrors -inc: manual folding, security approach lamps, memory, driver-side auto-dimming, integrated blind spot mirror *Integrated spotter mirror not included when equipped with BLIS*
  • Fixed interval windshield wipers w/rain sensor
  • Body color door handles w/chrome insert
  • Mini spare tire w/aluminum wheel
  • 19" 10-spoke premium painted cast aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R19 all-season BSW tires
MECHANICAL
  • 3.7L 24-valve V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/SelectShift -inc: paddle activation
  • Variable cam timing (VCT)
  • Intelligent access push button start
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 72-amp low maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • 190-amp alternator
  • Hydraulic pwr steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • 3.39 axle ratio
  • All wheel drive
  • 3.5L 24-valve twin turbo V6 EcoBoost engine
  • 2.77 axle ratio
  • Electric pwr assist steering
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Brake & engine actuated traction control
    • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control
    • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: driver seat position sensor, passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
    • Driver & front passenger-side impact airbags
    • 1st/2nd row side curtain airbags
    • Forward & reverse sensing system
    • S.O.S. Post-Crash Alert System
    • Seat belt pretensioners w/load-limiting retractors
    • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for child safety seats
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Tire pressure monitor system
    • Emergency trunk release
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • THX II certified AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/6-disc CD player -inc: (6) speakers, clock, SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription *Satellite radio N/A in AK/HI*
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic
    • Antenna integrated in glass

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