Lincoln's engineers aim the new Lincoln MKS at a range of luxury vehicles.
The Lexus GS is one target, and the MKS's rear seat trumps the GS' cramped cabin, though the Lexus has better steering feel and perhaps a slightly better trimmed interior, as well as a hybrid option.
The latest Acura RL sports standard all-wheel drive, a tech-happy interior, and an indistinct exterior shape-studded with an incongruous, controversial grille.
The Cadillac STS' cramped rear seat matches its anodyne looks, though it handles and rides very well in either rear- or all-wheel-drive form.
Lastly, the six-cylinder Volvo S80 is mechanically related to the MKS, but its interior is markedly plainer, and it doesn't offer the performance of the EcoBoost V-6 (its engine is an unrelated inline-six).
|2010 Lincoln MKS||2010 Acura RL||2010 Cadillac STS||2010 Volvo S80|
|$41,270Browse Used Listings||$46,830Browse Used Listings||$46,845Browse Used Listings||$39,200Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA||4-Door Sedan I6 FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic,|