Sleek styling; quiet, comfortable ride; peppy turbocharged acceleration; uptown interior appointments
Small back seat and cargo hold
The MKC is an all-new compact luxury crossover.
The MKC is at its best with the adaptive dampers and THX stereo, but we could do without many of the other add-ons. If you can find one with just those options (which total $1,645), you'll have a lot of car for well under $40,000. Find a Lincoln MKC for sale
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is offered in three trim levels: Premiere, Select and Reserve. Note that the 2.3-liter engine can be added to any MKC trim.
The Premiere ($33,995) comes standard with 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED headlight and taillight accents, keyless entry with push-button starting, heated front seats with power adjustments (10-way for the driver and 4-way for the passenger), leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, a 9-speaker stereo, and MyLincoln Touch infotainment with an 8-in touchscreen, SYNC voice controls and USB and SD-card connectivity.
The Select ($37,225) throws in different 18-in wheels, a universal garage door opener, auto-folding side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, exclusive Bridge of Weir leather seating surfaces, a fancier steering wheel with its own upgraded leather and an 8-way power passenger seat.
The Reserve ($40,930) goes to town with yet another 18-in wheel design, heated and cooled front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free lift gate with a foot sensor, a blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, a navigation system, and compatibility with a special Lincoln smartphone app that provides vehicle status reports, GPS location services and more.
Options include 19- or 20-in wheels, adaptive suspension dampers with selectable modes, a 14-speaker THX II Certified sound system and two packages: the Technology package (adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning and self-parking systems) and the Climate package (heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic high beams and rain-sensing front wipers).
Cargo capacity behind the MKC's rear seats measures a modest 25.2 cu ft., while folding down the rear seatbacks only opens up 53.1 cubes. That's more on par with hatchbacks or small wagons than comparable luxury crossovers. The same could be said of the MKC's back seat, which is adequate by default but shrinks quickly when the front occupants slide their seats back. Compact is definitely the word for the MKC's cabin.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
Audi Q5 -- It may be getting on in years, but the Q5 clearly inspired the MKC's styling, so it's still a trendsetter. If you want authoritative acceleration, try the supercharged 3.0T model.
BMW X3 -- The X3 is a formidable all-around competitor with generous interior dimensions, and like the Q5, it offers a high-powered model (the 6-cylinder xDrive35i) for those so inclined.
Cadillac SRX -- With big power from its standard V6 and a suitably sophisticated cabin, the SRX stands out, and we haven't even mentioned its avant-garde styling.