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The Lincoln MKT Hearse, or also known as the MKT Town Car Hearse, is a one-off fleet variant of the Lincoln MKT, a full-size luxury crossover vehicle (CUV) sold under the Lincoln brand. The MKT is the second longest utility vehicle offered by the Lincoln Motor Company after the Lincoln Navigator, with the largest number of fleet alternatives.

Changes, Updates, New Features

With the return of the Lincoln Aviator, it is currently unclear if the MKT will continue to exist beyond the 2020 model year. However, Lincoln could continue offering it for its fleet applications. Except for a few notable changes such as a mild facelift, the vehicle is virtually unchanged since it was first launched in 2010.

Exterior

 

 

  • Hearse variant considerably alters the MKT’s cabin configuration with a deletion of the rear seats and smaller rear doors.
  • Stretched wheelbase and higher roof to accommodate a fullsize casket and two passengers.
  • Vertically opening rear hatch for easier casket access.
  • Available vinyl roof, full padded, Tuxedo, Elk Grain or Corsica.

Interior

 

  • Like its exterior, the Lincoln MKT’s interior features a clean, uncluttered and premium look.
  • Total seating capacity is two with the entire rear of the vehicle adapted to fit a fullsize casket.
  • Church truck compartment – open well with lift-up door.
  • Drapes, 1-piece, deluxe swag on rear side and loading doors.
  • Side door nameplate holders.

Body Styles

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All variations of the Lincoln MKT Hearse come in one body style, with a taller overall height than a standard Lincoln MKT, and the rear top section completely altered for hearse duties. Total number of doors is five, including the hatch, which opens horizontally (towards roadside) instead of upwards.

Model Line

  • MKT Hearse

Powertrain

The Lincoln MKT hearse only offers one engine and transmission choice, with all-wheel-drive being the only drive wheel option available.

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6Atmospheric300 @ 6,500 rpm275 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic

Models

The MKT Hearse model lineup goes as follows:

Drive WheelsTrim LevelEngine
AWDMKT Hearse3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6

Platform

All variations of the Lincoln MKT ride on the Ford D4 platform shared with the following vehicles:

Production

The Lincoln MKT is assembled at the Ford of Canada Oakville Assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario alongside the Ford Edge, the Ford Flex and the Lincoln Nautilus. However the MKT Hearse is often altered by Ford QVM (Quality Vehicle Modifiers).

Availability

All variants of the Lincoln MKT are available for order.

Beyond 2020

While the Lincoln MKT Hearse will remain within the Lincoln fleet lineup for the 2020 model year, it is currently unclear if it will carry on in 2021. As we write this, Ford has not confirmed a replacement for this vehicle.

Discussion

Discuss the Lincoln MKT Hearse in our Lincoln forum.

News

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Specifications

Overview

ModelLincoln MKT
Body styleFull-size, three-row premium CUV
DrivelineTransverse, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
ConstructionUnitized welded steel body
Manufacturing locationOakville, Ontario, Canada
Key competitorsAcura MDX, Infiniti QX60

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6Atmospheric300 @ 6,500 rpm275 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automatic

Gear Ratios

Gear3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6
First4.48:1
Second2.87:1
Third1.84:1
Fourth1.41:1
Fifth1.00:1
Sixth0.74:1
Reverse2.88:1
Final drive3.16:1

Suspension

PositionType
FrontIndependent, MacPherson strut, heavy duty springs and struts
RearMultilink, fully independent with heavy duty springs and struts

Wheels and Tires

3.7L Ti-VCT Cyclone V6
Standard Wheel Size & Type18" Premium Painted Aluminum
Standard Tire Size And TypeP235/60R18 all-season BSW
Optional Wheel Size & TypeN/A
Optional Tire Size And TypeN/A

Brakes

LocationTypeRotor Size and Type
FrontTwo piston brakes352 mm vented discs with vented hat section
RearSolid brakes345 mm vented discs

Dimensions

Exterior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Wheelbase161.9
Length251.6
Height73
Width (including mirrors)85.7
Front track65.4
Rear track65.3

Interior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Front head room40.1
Front leg room43
Floor length122
Loading height29
Casket door opening height39.5
Casket door opening width48
Rear side door width49
Seating capacity2
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