2005 Lincoln LS Overview


Looking for a Used LS in your area?

CarGurus has 515 nationwide LS listings starting at $2,995.

Average user score
4.3 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews

2005 Lincoln LS Overview

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.


What's your take on the 2005 Lincoln LS?

2005 Lincoln LS Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Lincoln LS against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2005 Lincoln LS vs:

    Have you driven a 2005 Lincoln LS?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2005 Lincoln LSPeople researching a 2005 Lincoln LS contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used LS in your area?

    CarGurus has 515 nationwide LS listings starting at $2,995.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Lincoln LS Questions

    My Door Ajar Light Comes On And You Can Hear My Locks Locking And Unlocking...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    Overheating And Leaking Coolant

    When i drive the car for more then 10 minutes the car starts to overheat. Everytime I drive my car when the car is moving it starts to overheat but when I stop it cools down. And when I turn the ca...

    707 views with 11 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Lincoln Wont Start After I Shut Her Off

    05lincoln ls runs great when I shut it off won't start just crank over after sitting a while will fire right up. Any idea what's wrong

    2 views with no answers yet

    My 2005 Lincoln Ls Blows The #6 Fuse In The Fuse Box, An E Appears In The A...

    This started in August of 2016 and has been going on ever since. It's been in several garages and none of the mechanics have been able to find the problem. Can someone please help?

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    My Lincoln Ls Starts To Run Hot While Running The Ac And I Have A Coolant L...

    if I don't run the air condition my car doesn't overheat, but even while im not running the ac, when I park I have a coolant leak with a consistent drip leaving the reservoir about empty...ive taken i...

    567 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)