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The 2015 Lincoln MKS is a large sedan, Ford Taurus-based, that is found by critics in Michigan to be outdated, with a cramped interior, and not so competitive. The base non-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine can be obtained with front or all-wheel drive but is short in refinement. An optional turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with AWD has only lots of energy, with little sacrifice of fuel economy. Although the suspension has three modes, neither assures a remarkable ride or sporty handling. The estimated fuel economy is 19/28 mpg city/highway, which is sufficient for that class. Based on testers, the MKS has composed handling along with a comfortable ride and strong brakes. However, they agree that rivals feel more agile.

The cabin is attractive, however the drivers space is narrow, the trunk is surprisingly non-spacious, and the high rear deck reduces visibility. The MyLincoln Touch interface frustrates, and reliability continues to be substandard. Although the 2015 MKS is loaded with lots of normal features it can’t contest the performance or interior lavishness of competitors. Reviewers notice that lots of the 2015 MKS’ cabin features come from the Ford Taurus, making it appear less posh than many competitors’ cabins. However, many note the MKS’ front seats are spacious and comfy for lengthy outings. While others complain of legroom is lacking in the rear seat. The 2015 MKS comes with pleasing standard features including a rearview camera, front and back parking sensors, dual-zone automatic heating and cooling, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, usb port spot, satellite radio and also the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. A moonroof, navigation, lane keep assist, parallel park assist and blind place monitoring are optional. Based on automotive journalists, the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system’s touch-sensitive controls are confusing and may draw attention away from motorists in the road.

The 2015 Lincoln MKS luxury sedan looks like a luxury vehicle, with clean lines, a remarkable grille, and lots of high-tech devices filling the inside. However, reviewers agree the Lincoln may not have reached the sophistication levels of competitors in its class. And some find it hard to differentiate this big sedan from the likewise large – and as luxurious – counterpart, the Ford Taurus. Learn more today about how the MKS compares with it’s large sedan rivals in the Detroit, Michigan area.