The 2012 Lincoln MKT is a full-size luxury crossover utility vehicle with seating for seven. The base MKT, equipped with FWD, is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. For upgraded performance Lincoln offers an optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-turbocharged engine, equipped with AWD, that produces 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with the same SelectShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle activation. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city to 24 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include fixed-glass vista roof, keyless entry, power liftgate, active park assist, HID headlamps, capless fuel filler, leather seats, voice-activated navigation, THX® surround audio system, rear view camera, HD radio, cooled seats, push button start, and ambient lighting. Safety is comprised of six airbags, electronic stability enhancement system, electric power assist steering, anti-lock braking, and collision warning. The MKT is backed by a 4-year/50,000-miles.Read more Read less
Later in the model year Lincoln will begin offering an Lincoln MKT Town Car to fleets and limo companies. The livery-duty version will be the official replacement for the long-running Lincoln Town Car sedan, which goes out of production this fall.
Distinctive design; powerful EcoBoost engine; interior space; seating comfort; available tech and entertainment features
The LINCOLN MKT is closely related to the boxy Ford Flex but has a completely different, smoother and more carlike profile--along with, of course, more of a traditional luxury-vehicle appearance inside and out. It's one of the roomiest, most comfortable crossover vehicles in its class, and performs well while maintaining a very smooth ride. Meanwhile, with such an extensive array of entertainment and safety features--plus top-notch crash-test ratings--the LINCOLN MKT is one of the best luxury family picks. It also looks poised to become one of the top vehicles for executive fleets. According to Lincoln, the LINCOLN MKT's higher stance allows easier entry and exit, while all-wheel drive will make it better for all-weather use.