Not quite the equal of the German middle-sized sedans, the Lincoln MKS takes on some lesser-known, lesser-priced sedans with power to spare.
It’s quicker than the Acura RL, which has a plethora of in-car technology and a smart new all-wheel-drive system of its own.
The Lexus GS runs the gamut from V-6 to V-8 to V-6 hybrid, but it’s never been a strong seller in its current look, and backseat room is small, even pinched.
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).
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|2011 Lincoln MKSBrowse Used Listings||2010 Acura RLBrowse Used Listings||2010 Cadillac STSBrowse Used Listings||2010 Lexus GS 350Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA||4-Door Sedan RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2011 Lincoln MKS vs. 2010 Acura RL||2011 Lincoln MKS vs. 2010 Cadillac STS||2011 Lincoln MKS vs. 2010 Lexus GS 350|