2013 Lincoln MKS vs. Its Competition

2013 Lincoln MKS
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The MKS excels at a uniquely American style of luxury.

It's quicker than the Acura RL, and it beats that sedan on technology--although the RLX, a replacement, is due this next year.

Meanwhile, the Lexus GS 350 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.

Although the Chrysler's interior simply isn't as spacious and comfortable.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2013 Lincoln MKS steers away from both traditional American luxury and German sport sedans--and ends up in a good place for those who want a distinctive, well-rounded big sedan.
8.4
The image-building 2013 Chrysler 300 is handsome and classy, as well as a proper luxury car or a scorching muscle sedan.
8.2
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
8.4
The 2013 Volvo S80 is supremely comfortable, safe, and stylish sedan—and a great pick for fashion-conscious families—although those wanting a true performance edge should look elsewhere.
7.4
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited.
MSRP From    
$42,870$30,345$47,250$39,150$48,200
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD4-Door Sedan Motown RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan 3.2L4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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