2015 Lincoln MKS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Ingot Silver Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,366 - $25,346
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
305-365
Seats
5

How 2015 Lincoln MKS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.0Comfort 3.7Styling 2.6Value 3.0

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Lincoln MKS is the company's flagship sedan, surpassing the smaller, but more technically advanced, MKZ. Based off the Ford Taurus, the Lincoln MKS boasts plenty of high-tech features of its own, including all-wheel drive, making it an easy rival to brands like Acura, Cadillac and Chrysler, even if it doesn't quite reach Audi and BMW territory.

Lincoln MKS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $22,366 - $24,549
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Keyless Start
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chevronDown icon EcoBoost $22,905 - $25,346
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

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Has cool light that you can change interior color inside car.

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This car has the best seats very adjustable and are heated or cooled. It rides well on the road very good suspension the car get great gas mileage and handles the road well. The car has a back up camera which is very helpful. Has leather seats and google.

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It is a reliable vehicle that handles very well in traffic.

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I like the outside color. I like the comfort of the seats that massage and also provide heat or air conditioning. I love the heated steering wheel in the winter. The car handles very nicely on the road and gets good gas mileage on a trip.

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That is great ride very smooth and easy to drive.

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I love the style and sedan. The ride is very smooth. And it has a lot of new technology features which are nice to have when traveling.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,366 - $24,549
$22,905 - $25,346

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
365 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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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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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
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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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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Standard
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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
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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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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
Optional
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
305 (hp)
365 (hp)

Torque

Torque
280 (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
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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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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Standard
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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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Standard

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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Standard
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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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Standard
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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
P
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 (3)

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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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Parking Brake Jul 23, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V464000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence:
If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly > Mounting Sep 27, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V605000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26.

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