Steering

Steering  - Overview - Lincoln MKT

The steering system for the new MKT is improved, too. The gear ratio is quicker (15:1 for 2013 vs. 17.1:1 for 2012), making the steering more immediately responsive.

All new Lincoln MKT models benefit from electric power-assisted steering. EPAS replaces the traditional hydraulic-assist power-steering pump with an electric motor. This helps save fuel because the motor operates only when assistance is required, unlike hydraulic systems that run continuously. EPAS was standard on 2010-12 MKT models with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and is now standard on all Lincoln MKT models. The new EPAS parallels CCD in how it provides a tunable driving experience and an expanded range of adjustability.

Depending on model and the Lincoln Drive Control mode (if so equipped), steering response for the new MKT improved 10 to 25 percent compared with 2012.

EPAS offers additional benefits. At lower speeds, such as when parking, EPAS provides additional boost for effortless maneuverability. At higher speeds, EPAS increases steering effort and feedback, giving drivers more precise steering control.

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