When you’re choosing the 2019 Lincoln MKS over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip proper to the 2019 Lincoln MKS. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Lincoln MKS happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lincoln MKS gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Lincoln MKS, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Lincoln MKS’s ride and driving experience start to fall consistent with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Lincoln MKS’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lincoln MKS are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Lincoln MKS also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Lincoln MKS fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lincoln MKS, which pushes the 2019 Lincoln MKS into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.