2014 Lincoln MKS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,300 - $17,205
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
304-365
Seats
5

How 2014 Lincoln MKS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Interior 2.7Comfort 3.8Value 3.1Safety 3.8

Editor's Overview

The Lincoln MKS sedan for 2014 soldiers on as Lincoln's flagship sedan. As such, The MKS serves as a showcase to the world, displaying the best in technology, performance and luxury. Easily the rival of such brands as Acura and Lexus, the jury is still out as to whether Audi and BMW owners will find reason to jump ship.

Lincoln MKS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $14,300 - $16,423
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon EcoBoost $15,064 - $17,205
Horsepower: 365 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.75
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It is a Lincoln. Ford cares.

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I love the size of the vehicle and the way it maneuvers. I also like the warning signals when I get too close. It has some flaws that needed to be ironed out. There are repairs that should never have been needed on this vehicle. I am glad I have the extended warranty. I wish they would make cars so you would be able to see your front end and the back end of the vehicle.

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Lincoln SUV challenges and critiques.

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Somewhat disappointing auto mileage and also somewhat disappointing and sluggish from start to sixty engine performance. The distance of step-up from the ground to the seat is challenging for someone with bad knees or mobility issues. The onboard dash controls are sometimes confusing and figuring things out can be quite distracting.

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It is a Honda so very reliable.

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I love the smooth drive of my vehicle. I love the features of heated/cooled seats, automatic sensor wipers, auto headlights. My vehicle has never let me down. The only slight dislike is the shiny metal interior trim. I am short and it catches the sunlight and can be visually bothersome but only occasionally.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,300 - $16,423
$15,064 - $17,205

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
365 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
3.5L V6 EcoBoost, 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST
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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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Standard
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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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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Optional
Optional
Optional

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
19.2 (cu. ft.)
19.2 (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
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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Standard
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Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Optional
Optional
Optional

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
P245/45VR20
P245/45VR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 (in.)
112.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 (ft.)
39.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
205.6 (in.)
205.6 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
4374 (.lbs)
4479 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
365 (hp)

Torque

Torque
279 (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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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
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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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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Standard
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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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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

* 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 (2)

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Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Fuel Pump Aug 24, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V621000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles. A component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.
Consequence:
A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel PEM part number and replace the fuel PEM, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S31.
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Power Train > Axle Assembly > Axle Shaft Jul 1, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 1, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V393000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
Consequence:
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.

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