Tuesday, June 24, 2008, posted by Auto Rider at 6:45 PM

The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT will come in two models. This 4 door, 5-passenger luxury pickup, will be released in a 4X2 and 4X4 trim. “The 4X2 is equipped with a standard 5.4-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway. The 4X4 is equipped with a standard 5.4 liter, V8, 300 horsepower engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 17-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.” This engine specification provides adequate acceleration, and enough muscle for most towing. With the Mark LT's powerful V8, reviewers find it to be very quick.

This car is generally handsome due to lots of gleaming chrome and extra detail. For 2008, the Mark LT received the addition of the colors of light french silk and clear coat metallic. “Standard exterior features include a 138.5-inch short wheelbase or 150.5-inch long wheelbase model, and comes outfitted with four full-size doors, power/heated mirrors and 18-inch seven spoke cast-aluminum wheels. Optional exterior features include chrome bed rails, a power moon roof, power rear window, running boards and 20-inch seven spoke chrome aluminum wheels.”

Some reviewers tagged it as the best pickup interior in the business in terms of elegance, sophistication and comfort. It has a spacious five-passenger seating arrangement which uses premium leather on its seats.

Among the many standard features equipped on the Mark LT are trip computer and theater dimming interior lighting, audiophile sound system consisting of a six-disc in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability. Luxurious carpet completes the magnificence of the interior.

The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT, five out of a possible five stars for both driver and passenger protection in frontal-crash tests. The Mark LT also earned a rollover rating of four out of five stars.”

“Safety features included anti-lock all-disc brakes with electronic systems for brake-force distribution. In the front, dual airbags are deployed according to sensors that read crash severity and the presence or absence of a passenger.”

With the 2008 Lincoln Mark LT’s elegance and powerful performance it really does prove to be deserving of its “luxury car” designation.

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