2009 Lincoln MKS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Sangria Red Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,804 - $9,547
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
273
Seats
5

How 2009 Lincoln MKS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Lincoln MKS If...

If you like this new Lincoln's look, especially its heritage-based "double-wing" grille, there's not much to dislike about it. With an agreeable balance of performance, efficiency, room and value, and front- or available all-wheel-drive, it lacks only most rivals' rear-wheel drive and a prestigious import nameplate.

Lincoln MKS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn FWD $7,804 - $9,547
Horsepower: 273 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 273 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Lincoln mks comes with smarts and looks.

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The car gives a smooth and quiet ride. The seating is comfortable on long drives. The stereo system plays well with no distortion. The Bluetooth always connects when needed. My passengers enjoy the panoramic sunroof while it is open. The seats are warm and comfortable when the heated seats are on. The cars curves are still stylish for its age. Also the car will let you know when to change the oil and if tires have the correct amount of air. This is a great option for someone if they do not know much about car maintenance.

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The Lincoln MKS exudes luxury and comfort.

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It is so comfortable to ride in. I love the heated/cooled seats, along with the many adjustments I can make on the seat. I thought I would use the skylight window more, but it's pretty much ignored. At first I thought it would be great to have the built in DVD player on the dash, however it won't play except sound while in motion. I realize it's a safety factor, but it's useless. Who wants to sit in the car and watch movies in the driveway or parking lot? It would be nice to have it working properly while on long trips.

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Is 2009 Lincoln mis is a beautiful car, its luxurious, and a smooth ride.

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This car is pure luxury. I love the looks and the feel. The heated and air-conditioned seats are amazing too. However, if you use anything except for 93 gas in the vehicle, then it tends to do a sputter jump all over the road. The air conditioner around the airbag on the passenger makes a clicking noise constantly. I used to be able to hit the air circulation button and it would stop the sound however now it is constant. All in all the car is a luxurious car however I need to get that looked at.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,804 - $9,547
$7,804 - $9,547

Horsepower

Horsepower
273 (hp)
273 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L SMPE 24
3.7L SMPE 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.7 (cu. ft.)
18.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Premium Synthetic
Leather, Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/45VR19
P255/45VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 (in.)
112.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.7 (ft.)
39.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
204.1 (in.)
204.1 (in.)

Width

Width
75.9 (in.)
75.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4127 (.lbs)
4276 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
273 (hp)
273 (hp)

Torque

Torque
270 (ft. lbs.)
270 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist (BA)
  • Traction control *
  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control *
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: driver seat position sensor, passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
  • Driver & front passenger-side impact air bags
  • 1st/2nd row side impact air curtains *
  • Reverse sensing system
  • S.O.S. post crash alert
  • Seat belt pretensioners w/load-limiting retractors
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for child safety seats
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Emergency trunk release

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Air Bags Apr 26, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V247000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06.

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