In the tradition of large domestic luxury cars, the Lincoln MKS is built for pampering, not for spirited driving. The interior amenities and finishes are pleasant, but the MKS feels too much like the Ford Taurus, upon which it is based. Handling lacks agility, and the engine is too noisy for a car in this class. A twin-turbocharged, 355-hp, 3.5-liter V6 became available beginning with the 2010 model year.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"the car is by far the most comfortable car I have ever driven."

LARRY R., OH (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"Acceleration is very good and it responds will in all driving situations."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"Acceleration has a slight hesitation attributed to "drive by wire" system that took some time to get use to"

JOHN M., TX (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"The acceleration and handling is very responsive. I have the 19 inch rims and the ride is very comfortable."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Lincoln MKS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats very comfortable. Ac and heat excellent"

ROBERT C., OH (2009 Lincoln MKS)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The residual value of this vehicle is unsatisfactory"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"My wife is the primary driver of the Lincoln, less lately because of the car hard to handle, she has a bad shoulder."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"I inherited that car from my father. I wasn't looking for a car at the time. In the four years that I have driven the car, I have grown to appreciate Lincoln and will probably purchase a new Lincoln in the next year."

Anonymous, WY (2009 Lincoln MKS)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Clean Cut and Attractive"

DOYLE D., KS (2009 Lincoln MKS)

"very satisfied, frequently get compliments on its looks."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Lincoln MKS)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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