Overview & Reviews
Astute consumers will note that the Lincoln Mark LT is actually the company's second attempt at building a luxury pickup truck. The similarly sized Blackwood predecessor had a few unique and interesting features, but was criticized for being both overpriced and impractical. Moreover, many felt the cabin did not live up to its luxurious nameplate. So Lincoln went back to the drawing board and the resulting Mark LT is more practical and stylish. Though obviously closely related to the crew-cab version of the Ford F-150 full-size pickup, Lincoln's version had a more contemporary and upscale interior and unique exterior styling cues.
As a competitor in the luxury truck segment, the Lincoln Mark LT pickup offered the benefits of an upscale look, a roomy cabin, a choice of a 5.5-foot bed or 6.5-foot bed, and smooth power and ride qualities. Full-size pickup truck shoppers just wanting something a bit different from a commonplace pickup probably drove away from a Lincoln dealership satisfied even though the Mark LT didn't offer anything really significant beyond what was available on the F-150. It was mostly cosmetic upgrades like a chrome Lincoln grille, special taillights and Lincoln badging.
The LT's final year was 2008. In its place, Ford introduced the F-150 Platinum, the highest trim level offered in the model lineup.
Most Recent Lincoln Mark LT
The Lincoln Mark LT was available only as a full-size crew-cab truck in two sizes: a standard-wheelbase model with 5.5-foot bed or a longer-wheelbase version with a 6.5-foot bed. Compared to its down-market Ford cousin, the Lincoln differed mainly in its styling. There was only one trim level available -- standard features included leather seating, wood trim, heated front seats, keyless entry and a premium MP3/CD audio system (with satellite radio added for '08). Options included rear-seat DVD entertainment, a navigation system, a rearview camera (added for '08), a power rear window and chromed 18-inch wheels, bed-rail caps and running boards.
Behind the Mark LT's signature Lincoln grille was a 5.4-liter V8 making 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque; the only transmission was a four-speed automatic. Depending on your traction requirements, two- and four-wheel-drive variants were available. The Mark LT's roomy cabin seated five and, although luxurious, it was not substantially different from its fully dressed Ford cousin. The leather seats were comfortable and had contrasting colored piping, while the gauges were chrome-trimmed and incorporated the Lincoln logo. To lend an upscale look to the cabin, Lincoln designers dressed up the dash with faux wood trim and leather; the trim on the dash, steering wheel and shifter was especially nice, as the exposed stitching added an extra element of refinement.
On the road, the Lincoln's V8 lacked the low-end grunt of the V8 engines in the Escalade EXT, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra, but almost made up for that with its smooth, quiet power delivery. Suspension tuning was on the soft side, resulting in a smooth and comfortable highway ride, but handling was not exactly nimble. Brake pedal feel was only so-so as well, though the Lincoln Mark LT stopped acceptably short for a vehicle that weighed nearly 3 tons loaded.
Past Lincoln Mark LT models
Lincoln introduced the Mark LT luxury pickup for the 2006 model year. A few changes came in 2007, as a navigation system, 20-inch chrome wheels and power-folding mirrors were added to the options list. The 6.5-foot cargo bed option was also new this year; all '06 Lincoln Mark LTs had a 5.5-foot bed.
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Great Truck - 2007 Lincoln Mark LT
By Ken - December 16 - 4:20 am
Love the truck! GREAT on the highway going from job to job. But, also very functional once on the job. Really have had no problems other than difficulty in keeping wheels balanced.
Not as good as it should be - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By slim - October 10 - 12:00 am
Dealer was the best i've ever dealt with. The truck is beautiful (burgundy color) and gets lots of compliments. Air wouldn't blow cold at idle unless it was a overcast day and it had no power at all. Probally the weakest vehicle i've ever owned. The local dealer said they just reset the computer code and all was well. Not so , the air blows cold MOST of the time but it still has NO power and the gas mileage is terrible. not really a lincoln, just a F-150 with some chrome. Lincoln can sell it off the name and the looks but they really need to make it a Lincoln for those that know the difference.
Solid Truck - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By Gravy - June 2 - 6:46 am
Bought this truck new and other than maintenance it was in dealer one time for rotors at 7K. Overall very happy with it and I am not a gentle driver. Gas could be better getting 9.5 in this heatwave.
It's Just Not Fair!!! - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By D Money - May 5 - 1:43 pm
What can I say? Ford Motor Company has a legend with their F150, and to make the Lincoln Mark LT ~ it's a Cherry on the Sundae! TONS of Compliments! Have had my truck for 3+ months and still have people coming up to me asking what kind of truck I drive. It's just not fair for the other auto makers, I guess. (Ford F-Series , BEST SELLING TRUCK FOR 30 YEARS!!!) WOW!
Excellent Purchase - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By Jorge Rodarte-Cruz - February 22 - 6:16 pm
This is the truck to have, you can be Urbane and deal with farm roads too. What a great mix.
Mark LT misses the Mark - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By Mark LT - February 7 - 3:30 am
I have owned this vehicle one week. Here is what I consider Lincoln missed in the Mark LT Storage - non existent - no room for first aid kit, jumper cables and misc. Rear seat does not fold down. Rear seats fold up, however NO storage underneath. Radio - CD does not shuffle without manual intervention. Odometer - does not have 10th of mile. Memory seats - does not adjust mirrors. Lumbar Support - manual - should be push-button. No light under hood. Hood latch not user friendly. Plastic like grill flimsy. Running boards - black and shows ALL the dirt and dust .. should have been chrome with Lincoln inserts. Certainly not designer chic.
Black Beauty - 2007 Lincoln Mark LT
By Black Beauty - January 27 - 8:50 pm
Excellent appearance. Not your everyday work buggy. Quiet and solid build; however many of the interior dash components are very dated and not cutting edge you'd expect for a vehicle that has a MSRP or 47K plus. Spend a couple more bucks and install gauges with wow! Improve fuel MPG.
I'm a lincoln not an F-150 - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By HOWARD - September 9 - 5:36 pm
It drives nice and the ride is very comfy. I like the outside look of the vehicle and had a lot of compliments.
marklt - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By D>Rivera - August 23 - 7:50 pm
Being the first year the Mark LT was added to the Lincoln line-up as a pick- up, I was impressed with its style and handling capability. It is a practical truck with all the elegance you expect from lincoln. This class of truck has seen few if any amenties from the other car makers.
Head Turning Ride - 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
By Big Dan - July 16 - 12:33 pm
From kids to adults they all stop and stare! Great style and presence makes the Mark LT turn heads. With the chrome running boards and bed liner this is one sweet truck! Those that say it is just a tricked out Ford F150, its no different from the Chevrolet Avalanche to the Cadillac Escalade EXT but $10,000 less. With the superior interior comfort and room,along with sirrus tunes you can go cross country pulling your belongings and get out feeling like a king!