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2011 Lincoln MKT Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$41,664
BASE MSRP
$44,300
On Quality
Room? The MKT’s got room—and great seats all around.
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“MKT’s seats are cushy but not particularly supportive-it is a cruiser, after all”
Car and Driver

“seats are…outstanding, with nice, long lower cushions that provide excellent thigh support.”
Autoblog

in third row, “at six feet tall, I found the ceiling to be about six inches too low.”
Jalopnik

“Improvement in terms of materials quality…is dramatic”
Cars.com

“An uncannily quiet interior”
New York Times

You don't need to buy over-the-counter products like Enzyte to know size matters. It's what makes the 2011 MKT such a party boat. You can squeeze in six or seven adults, emerge on the other side of your Mad Men three-hour lunch, and still be in the clear, as far as HR and harassment go.

The MKT does offer you some choice: There's a six-passenger version with twin buckets in the middle row or a seven-seater with a middle bench. From that row forward, the MKT gives good support in every direction and sensation. The front seats show the attention normally paid to the seats in Volvos; they're fantastic for long drives, with room in all directions and a little contact with hard metallic trim at the knee.The front active headrests are improved over the Flex—they tilt too far forward—but could use a degree or more of recline before we pronounce them perfect. The MKT has telescoping steering to the Flex package, which improves driving position. The second-row seats have copious foot- and legroom, too, and big doors that won't cramp your back.

In the way-back, the third row is almost large enough for some adults, though mainly intended for children. Six-footers will find headroom a touchy issue with the headliner, but everyone else will find it easy to clamber in and settle into a good spot. Power "fold and tumble" second-row seats with heating, cooling, and power-assisted lumbar adjustment are also available, and third-row passengers can fold second-row seats out of the way by pressing a button—a nice touch.

Cargo room behind the third row is as much as an Acura RL, at 17.3 cubic feet; fold down the second seat and it rises to 39.6 cubic feet. With both rear rows folded, the MKT has a cavernous 75.9 cubic feet of room for hauling home estate-sale finds.

Conclusion

Room? The MKT’s got room—and great seats all around.

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