2012 Lincoln MKT Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Crystal Champagne Metallic Tri-Coat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,581 - $46,295
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
268-355
Seats
6-7

How 2012 Lincoln MKT Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.7 Overall Score
Performance 2.8Interior 2.1Comfort 3.9Value 2.7

You'll Like The 2012 Lincoln MKT If...

If you regularly transport multiple people and their cargo, and are less concerned about luxury-name cachet or flashy looks, the 2012 Lincoln MKT provides a blissful ride, room galore and can tow up to 4,500 pounds. When equipped with optional all-wheel drive, the Lincoln provides good grip in slippery conditions.

Lincoln MKT Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $12,581 - $14,816
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Premium Audio
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chevronDown icon w/EcoBoost $13,414 - $15,797
Horsepower: 355 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/Hearse Pkg $46,295
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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close icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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It is very reliable, we haven't had much trouble with it.

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I like that it is comfortable, drives smooth and looks nice. Also it holds 7 people and is roomy. I do not like that it is difficult to see out the back.

Mary C
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I like the back up camera features and automatic locks. The vehicle has more mechanical issues than I would have expected.

Shannon F
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that it is very good on the open highway and handles real good

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I don't like that arm rests on the doors are cracking like the style and the black color the seating

john T
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,581 - $14,816
$13,414 - $15,797

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
355 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

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
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

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

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
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Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 (in.)
40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.8 (in.)
41.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

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

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
6 - 7
6 - 7

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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Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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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

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55R19
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Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 (in.)
117.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.4 (ft.)
41.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
207.6 (in.)
207.6 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
4695 (.lbs)
4951 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
355 (hp)

Torque

Torque
267 (ft. lbs.)
350 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 450 (.lbs)
200 - 450 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard

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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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 (gal.)
18.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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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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Side
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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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Side
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Advance Trac roll stability control (RSC)
  • Driver/front passenger front & side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for all rows
  • Rear view camera *
  • Reverse sensing system
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Personal safety system -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, front passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
  • Driver/front passenger Belt-Minder
  • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

* 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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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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