The Lincoln Motor Company is Ford’s luxury vehicle division. Their cars and crossover SUVs are already packed with futuristic features, but Lincoln is planning on redesigning their lineup in the next couple of years. They’re already releasing images of a new Navigator SUV concept. Yet, what about the current 2016 lineup? Let’s take a closer look at some of the trim levels on the market for Lincoln right now.
The 2016 Lincoln MKS
The MKS luxury sedan is a top rival for the Cadillac XTS and Buick LaCrosse. The base model is certainly impressive with a heated steering wheel and climate controlled front seats monitored through the center console touchscreen display. You can select individual options like vista roof and entertainment features like voice recognition and a THX audio system.
Unfortunately, there are no Black Label premium trims available for the MKS. Instead you get to choose between four different packages (the 100A, 101A Elite, 200A, and 201A Elite) that have options like 20-inch alloy wheels and metallic paint jobs for the exterior trim.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX
The MKX luxury crossover has a standard 2.7 Liter, twin turbo charged EcoBoost V6 engine that gives 335 horsepower and 380 lb. ft. of torque. You can bump up to a 3.7 Liter V6 for even more power and performance features. The Lincoln Drive Control suspension is truly next level, with sensors constantly monitoring and adjusting the smoothness of the ride.
The 2016 MKX does have four different Black Label premium trims: the Modern Heritage, The Muse, Indulgence and Thoroughbred. The Thoroughbred theme turns your interior trim into a racing-inspired wash of premium Chestnut leather and Chilean maple wood accents.
The 2016 Lincoln MKC
The MKC is another crossover vehicle that’s a bit smaller and priced underneath the MKX. It gets 20 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. It’s the ideal choice if you’re thinking of stepping up to your first luxury vehicle. It’s got standard parking assist technology, power folding mirrors and that stylish Lincoln split-wing grille. The Center Stage Black Label premium package has Venetian leather and onyx wood for a signature look that’s perfect for a night out on the town.
The 2016 Lincoln lineup has a unique and unified design. All of the vehicles feature the same front grille and many of the same safety features. Lincoln does trim levels a bit differently than other automakers. Each vehicle stands as a base model and optional features are pretty much added a la carte. The true premium packages fall under the Lincoln Black Label, and for those who can afford to shop features there, the sky is the limit.