It's not the handling coup that a mid-size German sedan might be, but the MKS excels at a uniquely American style of luxury.
Quicker than the Acura RL, the MKS also beats that sedan on technology, though the Acura has navigation and a fancy new all-wheel-drive system of its own.
The Lexus GS is new for 2013, and we're curious to see how it stacks up against the MKS.
The six-cylinder Volvo S80 is related to the MKS, but lacks the turbo option and has a much plainer interior, too.
For an offbeat choice, we suggest a drive in the Chrysler 300--especially the SRT8 version, with its throbbing horsepower and its very competitive price, even against the base MKS.
|2012 Lincoln MKS||2013 Lexus GS 350||2012 Acura RL||2012 Volvo S80|
|$41,500Browse Used Listings||$47,250Browse Used Listings||$48,200Browse Used Listings||$37,950Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic,|