The MKS, Lincoln's flagship luxury sedan, is suffering right now, with sales off 16.1 percent, to a mere 14,417, last year. So, is the MKS an underappreciated gem or a dog that deserves its falling sales? In our view, it's a little of both. It's a roomy, American-style luxury car with an enormous trunk that offers excellent value. Equipped with Ford's high-tech Ecoboost V6, it's also quick enough to hold its own with a BMW, comes with standard all-wheel drive, and is more fuel-efficient than the base model. However, the Ecoboost MKS costs well over 50 grand when well-equipped but can't quite match the refinement and handling of its German and Japanese rivals. Be sure to test-drive the MKS against a BMW 535i, Mercedes E350, or Lexus GS 460 before buying.
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