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2014 Lincoln MKS vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Lincoln MKS
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The MKS's American take on full-size luxury leaves it off the list of the typical German-luxosedan shopper, but it's an able competitor for another set of four-doors, ones without sporty handling as a priority.

The new Acura RLX has been nipped and tucked into a better car than it replaces, but at times the distinctions can feel minor.

Volvo's S80 is related to the MKS but lacks the turbocharged option, and almost all the swagger.

You'll find that all and more in the Chrysler 300, with rear-drive and an equal amount of technology, and a lower pricetag, too.

The Lexus GS is one choice among that brand's high-touch, high-dollar offerings--but we'd also suggest the Lexus ES 350 and its newly expanded rear seat as a fine MKS alternative.

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The 2014 Lincoln MKS doesn't fly in the same business class with the best German luxosedans, but it's a quiet, capable alternative in the second tier of big, upscale sedans.
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The 2014 Acura RLX leaves the bold ambition to other brands; it's a studied update that delivers smoother looks, quicker performance, and better fuel economy, but no more excitement.
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The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car.
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The 2014 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.
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The 2014 Lexus GS has more distinction and better handling to match improved connectivity; even so, it's still playing catch-up.
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The 2014 Volvo S80 isn't at all about performance, but what it does–and does well–is offer a safe, stylish, supremely comfortable sedan for fashion-conscious families.
MSRP From     
$38,850$48,450$31,395$36,620$47,700$39,900
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-6
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
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