2012 Lincoln MKT

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16 CITY / 23 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- All-wheel drive (AWD) no longer available on base trim
- Price drop for EcoBoost trim

Exterior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKT is a large 4-door luxury crossover SUV offered in two trim levels: base and EcoBoost. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, but may be upgraded to 20-inch wheels on the EcoBoost trim.

Interior Features
The 2012 Lincoln MKT offers three rows of seating and is available in either 6- or 7-passenger configurations. With all rows in use, the MKT provides 17.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and expands to 75.9 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down. The MKT comes standard with leather upholstery, heated power front seats, heated second-row seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control.  A 10-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, and the voice-controlled Sync system are also standard.

Optional Features
Lincoln offers one package option group for the 2012 MKT, which is available only on the EcoBoost trim. The Elite package includes a voice-activated navigation system, premium surround-sound audio system, panoramic roof, and Lincoln's blind-spot information system. Although there are few stand-alone options for the base MKT, the EcoBoost trim may add an automatic parallel-parking system, rear-seat entertainment system, heated second-row captain's chairs, and a rear-seat console with refrigerator.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Lincoln MKT base trim is fitted with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 268 horsepower. The MKT EcoBoost comes with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 355 horsepower. While both trims are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the base trim is front-wheel drive and the EcoBoost features all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Lincoln MKT are:
- MKT with FWD: 17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- MKT EcoBoost with AWD: 16/22/18 mpg

Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKT include anti-lock brakes, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags covering all three rows.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Lincoln MKT.  In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the MKT received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for both frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


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  • Name 4dr Wgn 3.7L FWD Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 44300.00 Engine 3.7L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name w/EcoBoost (4dr Wgn 3.5L AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 46295.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
  • 12-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: front pwr lumbar, driver memory
  • 60/40 fold flat rear bench seat w/heated outboard seating surfaces -inc: fold-down armrest w/dual cupholders, 40 side pwr release
  • Third row 50/50 split fold flat bench
  • Premium perforated leather seating surfaces
  • Front row center stack console w/adjustable armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • (2) front/(2) rear floor mats
  • Backlit scuff plates w/Lincoln script
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/genuine wood accents -inc: pwr tilt/telescoping w/media controls, speed controls, audio controls
  • LED white back lit instrumentation
  • Instrument cluster w/message center
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down on all windows -inc: front global open w/key or key fob
  • Delayed accessory pwr shut-off
  • Pwr door locks w/autolock
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • SecuriCode keyless entry pad
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Touch screen w/audio & climate controls, compass, rear view camera display
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Tri-zone automatic temp control
  • Cabin air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • (4) 12V pwr points
  • 110V inverter in front console
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console
  • Second row manual sunshades
  • Driver/front passenger visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • (3) assist handles
  • Ambient interior lighting -inc: front/rear dome lamps w/front/rear map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather-wrapped shifter knob
  • Front seat back pockets
  • Rear cargo cover & cargo net
  • 19" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R19 all-season BSW tires
  • 17" mini spare -inc: T155/70D17 tire
  • Fixed glass roof w/pwr front & rear sunshade
  • Rear spoiler
  • Bright beltline moldings -inc: lower bodyside accent strip
  • Split wing grille
  • Adaptive high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto high beams -inc: autolamp on/off delay controls
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Acoustic laminated front side door glass
  • Body color folding pwr heated mirrors -inc: security approach lamps, memory, driver side auto dimming, integrated blind spot mirrors, LED signal indicators
  • Speed sensitive intermittent wipers w/rain sensor
  • 2-speed rear wiper
  • Body color door handles w/chrome inserts
  • Pwr liftgate
  • 3.7L DOHC 24-valve V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Selectshift & paddle activation
  • Intelligent access w/push button start
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 72-amp low maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • 200-amp alternator
  • Hydraulic pwr steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve twin turbo V6 EcoBoost engine
  • All wheel drive
  • 78-amp low maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • Electronic pwr assist steering
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • Advance Trac roll stability control (RSC)
    • Driver/front passenger front & side airbags
    • Side curtain airbags for all rows
    • Rear view camera
    • Reverse sensing system
    • SOS Post Crash Alert System
    • Personal safety system -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, front passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
    • Driver/front passenger Belt-Minder
    • 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)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month prepaid subscription, aux audio input jack, 10 GB hard drive, USB port *SIRIUS satellite radio N/A in AK or HI*
    • Roof mounted fixed mast antenna
    • 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 *When paired w/voice-activated navigation system, SYNC traffic, directions & information services are compatible w/vehicle's navigation system. Traffic directions & information services are not included on units not equipped w/Navigation*

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