A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKS

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The 2012 Lincoln MKS offers a roomy interior with high-end features that deliver a luxury driving experience. Available with two different V6 engines, both of which offer power, and a cabin that deadens outside sound, you’ll be able to enjoy the drive without wind noise or other outside distractions.

Key Features

In addition to all the standard features you would expect in a luxury sedan, such as SYNC connectivity, keyless entry and heated and cooled front seats, the MKS also delivers a six-disc CD player, 18-inch wheels and push button start. There are also upgrades available, including Active Park Assist, rear-view camera navigation system, blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control to name a few.

Changes for 2012

The only changes to the MKS for 2012 are the available colors. New options, Silver, Tuxedo Black and Crystal Champagne replaced Ingot Silver, Bordeaux Reserve Red and Kona Blue. What We Like The overall size of the 2012 Lincoln MKS offers plenty of head and legroom for the driver and passengers. With a decent fuel economy for the class, as well as a decent starting range for the base model, this luxury vehicle is a great option.

What We Like

The overall size of the 2012 Lincoln MKS offers plenty of head and legroom for the driver and passengers. With a decent fuel economy for the class, as well as a decent starting range for the base model, this luxury vehicle is a great option.

What Concerns Us

If you’re looking for a sedan that offers a sporty feel, you’ll want to avoid the MKS. This car is designed for comfort, and while it has acceptable performance, it is not quite as nimble as others are in the class.

Available Models

The 2012 Lincoln MKS is available in three versions – all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with EcoBoost. The front and all-wheel drive options both feature a 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers 273 horsepower @ 6,250 rpm, 270 ft-lb of torque @ 4,250 and 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway fuel economy. The Ecoboost engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that manages 355 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm, 350 ft-lb of torque @ 1,500-5,000 rpm and 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Major Recalls

There have been three major recalls issued for the 2012 Lincoln MKS. The first is due to a potential loss of power steering assist due to a sensor. The second is for a return spring in the interior door handle that may unseat, which could cause the door to unlatch. The final recall is for a seam in the gas tank that may leak, resulting is less strength under impact and increasing the potential for fire when near ignition sources.

Common Issues

There have been a number of issues reported for this vehicle, but the most common are due to the car being noisy and the wheel hubs making noise.

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