Because the MKS is such an American take on full-size luxury, it is generally not cross-shopped with the typical German luxosedans.
It is, however, an able competitor for another set of four-doors, ones without sporty handling as a priority and instead a focus on quiet luxury.
The Acura RLX is an update to the RL, nipped and tucked into a better car than it replaces, but at times the distinctions can feel minor; the Acura's optional powertrain pairs torque-vectoring all-wheel drive with a new hybrid system.
Volvo's S80 is related to the MKS but lacks the big power option, and almost all the swagger.
You'll find all that and more in the Chrysler 300, with rear- or all-wheel drive, powerful engines, and an equal amount of technology—plus a lower pricetag.
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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|2015 Lincoln MKSBrowse Used Listings||2015 Acura RLXBrowse Used Listings||2015 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2015 Volvo S80Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Limited RWD||4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2015 Lincoln MKS vs. 2015 Acura RLX||2015 Lincoln MKS vs. 2015 Chrysler 300||2015 Lincoln MKS vs. 2015 Volvo S80|