2005 Lincoln LS Overview


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V6 Appearance
V6 Luxury
Avg. Price: $6,211
V6 Premium
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V8 Sport
112 national listings
V8 Ultimate
1 national listing

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4.35 stars

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Great Car by Darnell
 — This was the first car I truly fell in love with. Never had any major problems with it. I bought it salvaged so it had its problems because of that. I truly feel if I could have bought this car new I ... Read More
Is An Excellent Car Brand by Sahid
 — I like the speed, the great engine that has the grip on the road and, above all the luxury that this car represents the handle, all turns around to see when driving in the streets and above all the gi... Read More
My Car by ZL1978
 — Car has been great, extremely reliable. No issues with it. Good soundsystem, sunroof is nice, gets good gas mileage, really love the look of it, very smooth ride, just outgrowing it as our family gr... Read More

2005 Lincoln LS Overview

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2005 Lincoln LS

Lincoln's luxury sport sedan offering differs from many competitors in that it features rear-wheel drive.  Sitting on a Jaguar S platform, the 2005 Lincoln LS gets a new front end that is popular with owners (the rear end is another story).  Also new is a revised 5-speed auto tran for smoother shifting.  Some new options this year include side curtain airbags, parking assist, and power-adjustable pedals.

The 2005 LS comes with either a 232-hp, 3.0-liter V6 in Appearance, Luxury, or Premium trims, or a 3.9-liter, 280-hp V8 in Sport and Ultimate trims.  The auto tran adds sport-shifting in the V8.  All have full power features, including power front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, dual front-side airbags, CD player, ABS brakes, and traction control.  The V8s beef up the sports suspension and carry larger 17-inch wheels.  An optional sunroof is standard on the Ultimate V8.  Option packages add heated seats, xenon headlights, a navigation system, and stability control.  The V8s can be outfitted with chrome wheels, foglights, rear spoiler, and a more menacing front grille.

The interior of the 2005 LS features wood and nickel trim.  It seats four, though the backseat is noticeably cramped.  Rear seats split-fold down to open up the 13.5 cubic foot trunk.  The LS struggles to compete with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes Benz E Series.  Though drivers like the front legroom, handling, V8 power, and the smooth and comfortable ride, some say the harsher sport suspension takes getting used to.  Other complaints mention the 18/24 mpg and bland interior.


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