(2005 model shown)
While Lincoln's first pickup, the oddly styled Blackwood lasted for only a single model year for lack of buyer interest, the new-for-2006 Mark LT seems to be a much-more mainstream vehicle. A full-sized four-door luxury pickup that offers a large and roomy cabin, plenty of features, and a useful 5.5-foot cargo bed, it's based on the powerful and capable Ford F-150. As such it should appeal to those who use a pickup to tow a boat or horse trailer recreationally, don't want to mess up the interior of an SUV with their recreational gear, and want to ride in style in the process. Lincoln-specific styling cues include a wide waterfall front grille, lots of chrome trim, and bold 18-inch chrome wheels. Under the hood is the F-150's 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine with electronic throttle control, which generates 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, enabling the truck to tow up to 8900 pounds. A four-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox. The Mark LT's suspension has been softened up a bit to help provide a smoother ride in both rear- and four-wheel drive versions. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are standard. The truck's interior is trimmed with Ebony wood accents and sports heated Nudo leather seats.
2005 Lincoln Mark LT by Marty Padgett
More meaningful than any gussied-up truck has a right to be.