The 2005 Lincoln LS V6 Appearance is a 232-hp, 3.0-liter V6 sport sedan matched to a 5-speed shiftable automatic. Built with a fully independent sport suspension, the rear-wheel drive luxury sedan seats four comfortably, with split-folding rear seats. 4-wheel ABS brakes, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, foglights, and traction control are all standard, along with dual front-side airbags. For 2005, side curtain bag are available as an option, along with AdvanceTrac stability control. 16-inch alloy wheels keep the LS V6 Appearance on the road.
For passengers, the backseat is small, but you are treated to leather seats, power front seats with driver's memory, intermittent wipers, a CD changer, cruise control, leather trim, a security system, and keyless entry. Unlike the Luxury, the 2005 LS V6 Appearance can be outfitted with a sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, and a navigation system. Other options include xenon headlights. Drivers appreciate the high safety ratings of the LS V6 appearance, the interior comfort, and smooth ride, but most owners opt for the more powerful V8 for a sportier feel behind the wheel.
A sport sedan with a 3.0-liter, 232-hp V6 engine and 5-speed auto tran (with manual mode) probably doesn't seem like too sporty, so the 2005 Lincoln LS V6 Luxury focuses on plenty of upscale standard features. Power front seats, leather seats and trim, wheel-mounted cruise control, dual zone climate control, a CD player, keyless entry, and a security system are all standard. This year, some new options include power-adjustable pedals and parking sensors. Other options for the 2005 LS V6 Luxury include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver's memory settings, wood trim, a CD changer, and a cargo net for the expandable trunk.
Earning four and five stars in crash tests, the V6 Luxury sedan does offer a sports suspension and 16-inch wheels. Foglights and automatic headlights are standard, and the dual front airbags can be supplemented by side curtain airbags. 4-wheel ABS, electronic brake assist, and traction control are included, and a stability control system is available. Drivers like the comfort and smooth ride, but a 20/26 mpg doesn't wow owners.
The Premium is the most equipped among the V6-powered LS models. The Premium includes all of the features upgrades found on the V6 Appearance trim, like a memory system for the driver, automatic day/night rear view and driver-side mirrors, a compass, a premium Audiophile sound system with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer, and a universal garage-door opener. The Premium is differentiated by wood interior trim, a wood-trimmed and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy wheels.
Featuring a sport suspension, front and rear independent suspension, and 17-inch alloy wheels, the 2005 Lincoln LS V8 Sport is a luxury sedan powered by an impressive 3.9-liter, 280-hp V8 and 5-speed shiftable automatic. It comes fully loaded with ABS brakes, traction control, and dual front-side airbags. AdvanceTrac stability control is available as an option. The sedan earns four and five star crash ratings and the highest rating from the Insurance Institute, and other safety features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, foglights, and automatic headlights.
The 2005 LS V8 Sport seats four, and with the rear seats folded down, it holds up to 102 cubic feet of cargo. Power front seats with driver's memory, leather upholstery and trim, full power features, cruise control, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, keyless entry, a garage opener, and a CD changer make up some of the luxury features. Sporty options include a rear spoiler, chrome wheels, mud guards, a sunroof, and xenon headlights. Heated seats and a navigation system are also available.
The Ultimate in the 2005 Lincoln LS V8 Ultimate signifies all the standard features packed into this rear-wheel drive luxury sport sedan. Fueled by a 280-hp, 3.9-liter V8 that delivers 286 lb-ft of torque with a 5-speed shiftable automatic, the 2005 LS V8 Ultimate features a sport suspension, front and rear independent suspension, 17-inch chrome wheels, traction control, and 4-wheel ABS brakes. The Ultimate adds AdvanceTrac stability control. Dual front-side airbags, automatic headlights, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror round out the safety features. Options include parking assist and side curtain airbags.
In addition to full power features, power front seats with driver's memory, leather upholstery and trim, a CD changer, cruise control, keyless entry, trip computer, a security system, and automatic climate control, the 2005 LS V8 Ultimate also comes with a sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, and wood interior trim. There aren't many options left, but you can boost your sound system with THX, and add a navigation system, parking assist, adjustable pedals, a roof rack, and heated second row seats. The LS holds up to 102 cubic feet of cargo, and rates highly in crash tests, but only makes a disappointing 17/24 mpg.