2011 Lincoln MKS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Red Candy Metallic Tint
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,838 - $12,349
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
274-355
Seats
5

How 2011 Lincoln MKS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 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 Base $9,838 - $11,743
Horsepower: 274 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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chevronDown icon w/EcoBoost $10,432 - $12,349
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.0, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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It need to have yearly checkup to avoid future problems.

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I enjoy the smooth ride. It has the ability to inform me when something is going wrong. It is a very dependable vehicle.

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The truck hatch is to small yo fill the truck area

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I like the technology but I do not like the truck big truck area but the truck hatch makes it useless to utilize it

Michael C
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It is a good car, would buy another one.

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It is very comfortable. It has been very reliable. It is very roomy and good to take other people with you.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,838 - $11,743
$10,432 - $12,349

Horsepower

Horsepower
274 (hp)
355 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L 24
3.5L 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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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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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

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

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR20
P245/45VR20

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
4276 (.lbs)
4276 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
274 (hp)
355 (hp)

Torque

Torque
270 (ft. lbs.)
350 (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

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (mpg)
25 (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
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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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.

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Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist *
  • Brake & engine actuated 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 *
  • Forward & reverse sensing system
  • S.O.S. Post-Crash Alert System
  • Seat belt pretensioners w/load-limiting retractors
  • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • 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 (3)

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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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Structure Jan 28, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V040000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.
Consequence:
If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.
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Steering Jun 2, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V340000
Summary:
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
Consequence:
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

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