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2008 Lincoln Mark LT Interior

This interior review was written when the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT was new.

Although the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT's five-passenger cabin is spacious, it's at the bottom of our SUT interior ranking for its uncomfortable seating and material quality.

According to the Detroit News, the Mark LT has "the best pickup interior in the business" and is "a study in elegance, sophistication and comfort." Kelley Blue Book says the Mark LT's "contemporary, stylish and comfortable interior is better described as modern than plush." Still, Edmunds notes, "At first glance, the interior would seem to be upscale enough to impress most luxury SUV owners, but there is simply too much plastic considering the LT's near $50,000 price." Consumer Guide finds audio and climate control gauges are too small. Moreover, Consumer Guide says, "LT puts slightly tonier finishes on interior panels, but they're a veneer over the same, hollow-feeling, hard plastic surfaces as in its Ford cousin."

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Seating

Most are pleased with the Mark LT's spacious five-passenger seating arrangement. "Whether you find the contrasting piping on the seats stylish or not, you'll appreciate the well-cushioned comfort those seats offer," says Kelley Blue Book. "Plus, those seats are wide and accommodating, like they were lifted from a late-'60s Continental," adds Edmunds.

According to Consumer Guide, the Mark LT's power/heated front bucket seats are "firm, flat, but comfortable." Even so, MSN complains that they're "not fully power-adjustable." Consumer Guide, however, notes ample head and legroom in the Mark LT's front seats.

 

While some find the rear seats uncomfortable, most concede that its head and legroom are abundant and well suited for three adults. According to a road test conducted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the rear seat "wasn't comfortable" because the backrest's "angle is all wrong." Consumer Guide says the "poorly contoured seat has stingy thigh support," and acknowlegdges an "uncomfortably upright backrest." Even so, the Detroit News asserts, "But the Mark LT comes with a more practical full rear seat that can accommodate three adults." In fact, the Sacramento Bee compares it to "those luxurious frequent-flier lounges at big airports." The Auto Channel says, "Those rear passengers will be treated to plenty of leg-, shoulder- and headroom."

Interior Features

Among the many standard features equipped on the Mark LT are power/heated front seats, a 60/40 split flip-up rear seat, leather upholstery, trip computer and theater dimming interior lighting. "One might expect a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, but the steering column just tilts and adjusts manually," says MSN.

Standard on every Mark LT is an Audiophile sound system consisting of a six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability, which Kelley Blue Book says "delivers crisp, powerful music through six speakers and a subwoofer." For 2008, Lincoln offers a six-month subscription to satellite radio as a standard feature.

Additional Features

Among the many optional features available for the Mark LT are a DVD-based navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Cargo

In addition to the Mark LT's large truck bed, additional cargo room is afforded by an overhead rail storage system, below rear seat storage space, cupholders and map pockets that Consumer Guide says are "generously sized."

Review Last Updated: 7/11/08

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