2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

Posted on May 7, 2014 by
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  • Exterior
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  • Performance
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  • Value for money
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Review Summary:

The MKS is the brand’s full-size luxury sedan and has been a part of the model line-up since early 2009. Based on the current Ford Taurus platform, the MKS is a front-wheel drive vehicle that faces a fair amount of competition from its Korean rival, the Kia Quoris.

Pros

Neat exterior design and cabin quality.

Cons

It's still a long way off before being able to topple any of the German's off the luxury sedan podium.

It requires a magnifying glass and an eagle-eyed Lincoln enthusiast to be able tell apart the MKS from its younger sibling, the MKZ. Although they look identical, it isn’t all bad, because with a twin-wing radiator grille, prominent creases along its hood and angular headlamps, it’s a striking offering to the segment.

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Unlike its younger sibling that falls short in the interior department, the MKS uses all the right materials to target the market it wishes to be considered a worthy competitor in. Plush leather on the seats, wood trim on the steering wheel and bits of chrome around the cabin do a wonderful job of making the interior look as good as it feels.

 2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

The Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system fitted in the 2014 Lincoln MKS makes use of an advanced suite of sensors that monitor suspension motions, body movement, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds. Constantly adapting the suspension to provide the smoothest possible ride at all times, the Lincoln MKS meets the criteria to chauffeur the busiest of execs from one meeting to the next; on paper at least.

 2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

If you’re against the whole turbocharging phase that is ongoing in the market today, then you’d be delighted to know that there is a normally aspirated 3.7 litre V6 engine that puts out 305 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque available. If you aren’t fazed by the current movement and just want more kicks while driving, the 3.5 litre Ecoboost V6 with twin turbochargers is the answer. Generating 365 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque, the boosted version is matched to an all wheel drive layout and features Active Grille Shutters that close when travelling on the highway to reduce drag and enhance fuel economy.

 2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

It looks good, packs in a decent set of engines and is at a price that will make you run to the showroom. For just AED 155,000, the Lincoln MKS is cheaper than the Kia Quoris; now that makes it a steal!

 2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

4 Responses to 2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review

  1. PSG Reply

    July 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Haven’t seen many Lincoln Mks On the roads in Dubai. But taking a test drive I was impressed with the interiors/ overall look and it was a decent drive considering the other cars available around this price. Any feedback on this car would be great !

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Hi Prem,

      You’re absolutely spot on about not being able to get a lot of other options in that price range. The Lincoln MKS is sort of an undiscovered gem in the motoring realm. If you don’t mind venturing onto Korean turf, you could also consider the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan; it’s stunning, well equipped and definitely worth the price.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  2. Miles Reply

    May 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Since this Lincoln is based on a cheaper Ford model platform ,it is a better idea to buy the Ford model that the Lincoln is based on. That way one can save some money.

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      May 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      The MKS rides on Ford’s D3 platform. Ford Taurus and Flex ride on the same platform too. In that sense, yes, you will save some money if you buy the Taurus for e.g. Lincoln obviously is the premium brand from Ford Motor Company. So depends what you are after – if value for money is the driver – go for Ford. If Luxury is what you are after – look at Lincoln. Good luck.

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