The Lincoln Mark LT is basically a more expensive and elegant version of a Ford F-150. This is Lincoln’s second attempt to offer a luxury truck, after the failed attempt with the Lincoln Blackwood. The interior of the Ford F-150 King Ranch edition has been deemed very similar to the Lincoln Mark LT. With all of the leather and faux wood trim, the interior still have much of the same plastic pieces of the common F-150, not justifying the much higher starting price point.
The Lincoln Mark LT offers a roomy cabin and a more sophisticated exterior look with Lincoln badging, a chrome Lincoln grill and special taillights. It is available in a four-door crew cab size only with a choice of a 5.5 foot or 6.5 foot bed. The only close competitor to the Lincoln truck is the Cadillac EXT, which is much more luxurious, and much more expensive than the Lincoln Mark LT.
Features and Options
Only one trim level is available for the Lincoln Mark LT. Standard features are keyless entry, wood trim, leather upholstery with contrasting colored piping, heated front captain seats, cruise control, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, front and rear door pockets, front console with storage, universal remote transmitter for garage doors or security systems, retained accessory power, overheard console with storage, 12V front and rear power outlets, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, digital keypad power door locks, satellite radio and a premium MP3/CD audio system.
Available options include a navigation system, rearview camera, power rear window, power-folding mirrors, sunroof, power adjustable pedals, limited-slip differential, trailer towing package, skid plates, all-terrain tires, voice-activated navigation system, bed-rail caps, running boards, rear-seat DVD entertainment and 20-inch chrome wheels.
The truck seats five adults comfortably and has a luxurious feeling, although it is not much different than the Ford F-150 with all of the upgraded options. The gauges are trimmed in chrome and have the Lincoln logo. The dash is covered in leather and faux wood trim.
Entertainment includes in-dash six CD player with CD/MP3 playback, nine speakers, speed sensitive volume control, auxiliary MP3 audio input, radio data system, Sirius satellite radio, mast antenna and a subwoofer.
Soft suspension results in a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride but makes the handling a bit slow. The engine is a 5.4-liter V8 pushing 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is the only option, although the truck is available in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive models.
The EPA estimated fuel economy is 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. The maximum towing capacity of the truck is at 8700 pounds.
The Lincoln Mark LT is available with these standard safety features: four wheel antilock brakes, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, front seat belt pretensioners, rear door child safety locks, rear center three-point belt, child seat anchors, engine immobilizer, auto delay headlamps, turn signal mirrors, height adjustable headrests, dusk sensing headlamps, front fog lights, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation. In NHTSA testing the truck rated five stars in passenger crash tests, five stars in driver side crash tests and four stars in rollover crash tests.