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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKT

Lincoln MKT 2012

This roomy wagon definitely has a different look – its bold and somewhat retro lines, draw attention in a way Lincoln hasn’t experienced since perhaps the ’78 Town Car. While the MKT may not be the sleekest, sportiest crossover out there, it does have a certain elegance to it and nothing else in its class – no matter how flashy – can compete with the three full rows of passenger comfort. Large? Yes. Comfort and convenience for transporting a large family? Yes.

Key Features

The EcoBoost V6 engine gives this behemoth ride a healthy dose of pick-up off the draw. In addition, the 2012 Lincoln MKT’s available fridge teams up beautifully with the power-folding third row of seats, which flip-flop to face the back. Not only can you get the whole crew to the game (with leg room), but the MKT is the tailgating family’s ultimate dream vehicle.

What’s New for 2012?

AWD is no longer available with the base engine. Instead, you can get it with the EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine if desired. Gas mileage has improved somewhat in both available models.

What We Like

The 12-way front seats with power heating and cooling will have everyone calling shotgun, and the standard glass roof makes the MKT feel even more open than it already is. Add in the 8” touchscreen and rearview camera, plus the choice between seating 6 passengers or 7, and you’ve got a truly luxurious travel experience on your hands.

What Concerns Us

Fitting the 2012 Lincoln MKT into a garage could prove to be a challenge, so forget it if you’re one of those people who’s always set on grabbing that tiny little parking spot near the mall entrance. At 17 feet long and more than 7 feet wide you’ll be doing well just to get it into your urban driveway.

Available Models

There were two available versions of the MKT in 2012 – the base engine is a 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic with 267 lb.-ft. torque, 268 HP, and 17/24 mpg. The EcoBoost version sports a 3.5L V6 twin-turbo AWD 6-speed automatic with 350 lb.-ft. torque, 355 HP, and 16/22 mpg.

Major Recalls

In June, 2015 a recall was issued on the 2012 MKT due to a fault in the steering motor sensor that could cause the electric power steering assist to fail. The company will scan the vehicle for codes and replace the affected parts at no cost if your vehicle has this issue.

Common Issues

The 2012 Lincoln MKT does not garner many bad reviews. According to CarComplaints.com, there has been one complaint regarding excessive tire noise.

Lincoln MKT 2012 Interior

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