Pricing starts at around $42,000 for a front-wheel-drive MKS without any fancy options-but every MKS includes an AM/FM/CD changer with Sirius Satellite Radio and Ford's SYNC voice-activated entertainment controller. Also standard are cruise control; automatic climate control; ventilated front seats; heated front and rear seats; and HID headlamps. An all-wheel-drive edition is a few thousand dollars more.
Automobile sums up the impressive equipment list on the 2010 Lincoln MKS: "Every modern telematics feature is either standard or optional, including a state-of-the-art navigation system with traffic reports supplied by Sirius Satellite Radio." Car and Driver observes that "this is the most advanced and easy-to-use information-technology package on the market, at least for now."
Automobile also notes the "push-button-entry feature that debuted years ago on Lincolns? It returns here...heat-sensitive, backlit numerals integrated into the B-pillar, and they become visible only after you run your hand over them."
The $48,000 MKS with EcoBoost adds 19-inch wheels, MyKey (which sets top speed and seatbelt reminders for younger drivers), a power rear sunshade, push-button start, active park assist, ambient lighting, and automatic high beams. That's "about ten grand more than the base MKS," Jalopnik says, "but only about $4,000 more than an equivalently-optioned non-EcoBoost MKS."
MKS options include a dual-pane sunroof, DVD navigation, wood trim, an EcoBoost appearance package, adaptive cruise control, THX-certified audio, and 20-inch wheels. Motor Trend believes "the optional nav system may be the best on the market." Automobile observes "the optional, 600-watt, sixteen-speaker THX II 5.1 surround sound stereo is absolutely superb, and the interface for controlling it through the high-resolution navigation screen is top-notch."