2009 Lincoln MKS Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.35/5 Average
72 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

Introduced for 2009, the MKS is Lincoln's newest luxury sedan. This full-size four-door incorporates many new technologies, such as the Sync multimedia integration system, radar-based cruise control, Sirius Travel Link and a THX entertainment system.

  • Well-appointed and roomy interior, many comfort and convenience gadgets come standard, available all-wheel drive.
  • Lackluster acceleration from unrefined engine, overly soft handling, pricey.

User Reviews:

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  • Great Car - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    This is a great vehicle, to travel back and forth from up north to Fl. It has a large trunk, is very comfortable, handles very good on the highway. The voice command system allows me to call on the phone, without using my hands, the satellite radio, allows me to listen to the same station for the entire trip. This car has good pickup when entering the interstate highways and the braking system is very good at stopping quickly, if needed. I feel very safe in this vehicle, because of the safety equipment that is built into the car. I would recommend this vehicle highly.

  • great american car - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I have had the MKS for 4months and have thoroughly enjoyed it-The handling and styling as well as the high-tech features are impressive-I receive a compliment on how it looks from people on a weekly basis asking me what kind of car it is-I am pleased that I purchased it over the foreign selections I drove

  • Critics are wrong - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I have had my MKS AWD for 2-months and absolutely love it! The ride, handling, looks, and performance are second to none. Comparing this car to a Lexus ES-350, Volvo S-80 etc. is a joke. Daily driving does not require the use of a skid pad or some bogus zero to sixty times. Nice job Lincoln!

  • like driving a boat - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    have leased this car 6 months ago took it down south to the mountains and it was a very big disappointment the handling or lack of it makes me very sad about my decision to lease this vehicle

  • Door Lock and Brake Problems - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I enjoy the design and comfort of the new MKS but it seems that there are still some mechanical issues to be worked out. I have driven only 800 miles in my new car and already have had to have the front brake lining replaced due to poor initial installation. The drivers side electronic door lock has also broken and the replacement part to fix the problem has not even been built yet (according to my dealer). I must now manually unlock the door each time - not fun.

  • Great Car - No Reliability Issues - Fast - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I dont understand the other reviews concerning reliability or performance. I bought the 09 Lincoln MKS for my wife then she opted for the 2014 MKZ so I inherited the MKS. Very quick acceleration, I use engine and oil treatments. 84K miles with no issues or any maintenance needed other than scheduled service. I have photos of 30 mpg while driving @70 mph - so mileage is great, usually 26-28 but 30.5 is most I have observed highway but 17-19 stop and go. Handles like it is on rails while driving through the mountains at @70+. While not a sports car (79 RX7, 64 Stingray), it is a fast great handling car. Driven at -35 up to 105, snow no problem

  • MKS great car - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I can not understand why the "experts" say that this car is pricey. I challenge anyone to find a luxury car with all the electronics and features that the MKS come with for this cheap. My last two cars were Mercedes and BMW and the MKS hands down is more sporty, more comfortable, nicer looking, and better value by far. The 20 inch wheels is a must. Navigation and Audio sys. is second to none. Seats are the most comfortable seats Ive ever sat in. rear camera is nice. Another thing the so called experts bash, is the acceleration. This car has plenty of power, I agree its not a dragster by any means but it has plenty of acceleration. Get more power they will complain about MPG!!!!!!

  • One Great Lincoln - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    Had the MKS AWD about a month now and I still can not believe I got this much vehicle for $47000. All the luxury competition in size is more money and none of them offer the technology of this auto. The interface between the navigation, phone, travel link, climate control is all voice activated. Heated and cooled front seats with heated back seats standard. Adaptive cruise control, headlights that move when you turn, front and rear parking sensors with a hugh screen back up camera, heck you can even download about 2400 songs to the car. Drives great with a nicely tuned suspension that is a great cross between sporty and highway cruiser, plenty of power. Shift yourself trans. Great car

  • Good Marks So Far - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    The car rides very smooth. Sometimes I think to smooth. Sometimes I have a hard time feeling the road. I guess I can chalk that up to driving less luxury vehicles. The differences from other vehicles just take time to get use to. The narrow rear window and high shoulders have made me adapt other processes that makes me safer on the road. The rear camera is a must, but do not depend on it totally. Always check the mirrors and all around the car. The power is there and smooth as well. No raising of the front portion of the vehicle. Its like it glides up to speed quickly. Sometimes I feel like that I am in a starship and am pulling away from those who are behind me. Fuel economy 18-21 city.

  • Pleased MKS Owner - 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    I have had my AWD MKS for 2500 miles now. I am extremely pleased with how the car rides and handles. I have done alot of in-city driving, highway driving and have gone over the mountains in a snowstorm. The car passes all my tests. V-6 is sufficient for any situation. If you want a little more sporting feel, use the select shift. The car chews up bumps and makes you feel like your sitting in your favorite leather chair in the den basking in peaceful solitude. If that is what your looking for then the MKS delivers. In City fuel avg 17.4 mpg.

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