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2009 Lincoln MKS vs. Its Competition

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The Lexus GS was the bogie for Lincoln, and the 2009 Lincoln MKS certainly hits the mark in terms of quietness.

Lincoln claims to be even quieter than the Lexus in certain important frequency ranges.

The Lincoln MKS is also on the mark in terms of performance.

Like the Lexus GS and the Acura RL, the MKS is powered by a six-cylinder (in addition, Lexus offers a V-8 and a hybrid).

The car targets a more luxury- and technology-minded audience with its myriad of features.

The rear-wheel-drive Cadillac CTS and STS have a more sporting demeanor, and you could shop either against the MKS, depending on how much room you're looking for.

The Cadillac STS offers a V-8 for those who want more power.

2009 Lincoln MKS2009 Lincoln MKS2008 Acura RL 4-door Sedan (Natl) Rear Exterior View2008 Acura RL2008 Cadillac CTS2008 Cadillac CTS2008 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC Open Doors2008 Cadillac STS
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The 2009 Lincoln MKS’s smart performance, subdued good looks, and roomy interior put the brand back in full-size, luxury-sedan territory.
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The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling.
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The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class.
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The STS is middle-of-the-pack in many respects, but it stands out as Cadillac’s technology flagship.
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16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
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Style Name   
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan (Natl)4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
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