2018 Lincoln MKC

Original MSRP Range
$33,355 - $48,380
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
19 - 21 MPG City / 25 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2018 Lincoln MKC

What We Like

Sleek styling; quiet, comfortable ride; peppy turbocharged acceleration; uptown interior appointments

What We Don't

Small back seat and cargo hold


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5

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What's New in the 2018 Lincoln MKC?

For 2018, the MKC adds a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot to its standard equipment roster. See the 2018 Lincoln MKC models for sale near you

Which MKC is the Best?

The MKC is at its best with adaptive dampers and the THX II Certified Audio system, but we could do without many of the other add-ons. If you can find one with just those options, you'll have a lot of car for under $40,000.

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How Much Does a 2018 Lincoln MKC Cost?

The 2018 Lincoln MKC is offered in four trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label. Note that the 2.3-liter engine can be added to any MKC trim.

The Premiere ($34,280 FWD, $36,690 AWD) comes standard with 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED headlight and taillight accents, keyless entry with push-button start, heated front seats with power adjustments (12-way for the driver and 4-way for the passenger), a power lift gate, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, a 9-speaker stereo with the SYNC 3 system with an 8-in touchscreen, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, voice controls, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and USB- and SD-card connectivity.

The Select ($37,035 FWD, $39,445 AWD) 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 power adjustable steering wheel with its own upgraded leather and an 8-way power passenger seat with 4-way lumbar.

The Reserve ($40,910 FWD, $43,320 AWD) goes to town with 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 rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system and compatibility with a special Lincoln smartphone app providing vehicle status reports, GPS location services and more.

The Black Label ($46,400 FWD, $48,805 AWD) expands on the Reserve by adding 19-in wheels, an adaptive suspension, an Alcantara headliner, Venetian leather seating, additional leather covering the dash, doors and console, an upgraded audio system and a choice of unique Black Label interior-design themes. Owners also have full access to the Black Label service, which includes a personal shopping liaison, complimentary car washes and detailing and a premium maintenance plan.

Options include 19- or 20-in wheels, a 14-speaker THX II Certified Audio system, a panoramic sunroof, Lincoln Drive Control adaptive suspension and three packages: the Select Plus package (navigation and BLIS), 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, a windshield de-icer, 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 cu ft. That's more on par with hatchbacks or small wagons than comparable luxury crossovers. The same goes for the MKC's back seat, which is adequate by default but quickly shrinks when the front occupants slide their seats back. "Compact" is the word for the MKC's cabin.

MKC Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
MKC Black Label AWD$48,380 / $45,2364 Cylinder Turbo24519 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Black Label FWD$45,975 / $42,9874 Cylinder Turbo24521 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Premiere AWD$35,765 / $33,9774 Cylinder Turbo24519 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Premiere FWD$33,355 / $31,6884 Cylinder Turbo24521 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Reserve AWD$42,395 / $39,8514 Cylinder Turbo24519 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Reserve FWD$39,985 / $37,5864 Cylinder Turbo24521 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Select AWD$38,520 / $36,4014 Cylinder Turbo24519 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MKC Select FWD$36,110 / $34,1244 Cylinder Turbo24521 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Lincoln MKC Safety

Is the 2018 Lincoln MKC a Safe Car?

The 2018 MKC earns four out of five stars in the government's front and rollover crash tests, and five stars in the side-impact test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the MKC its best rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front- and side-impact crash tests.

The MKC comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and seven airbags (front, front-side, driver's-knee and full-length side-curtain). Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning and self-parking systems. Interestingly, the lane-departure warning system can provide gentle steering inputs to correct a wayward course, though it will not assume full control of the vehicle.

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Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside AssistanceUnlimited Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind-Spot Information System
  • Technology Pkg
  • Lane Keeping System


2018 Lincoln MKC vs the competition

2018 Audi Q3 -- The Q3 isn't as powerful as the MKC, nor does it offer as many high-tech goodies, but the Audi name holds more clout than Lincoln.

2018 BMW X3 -- The X3 is a formidable all-around competitor with generous interior dimensions, and it offers a high-powered 355-hp model (the turbocharged 6-cylinder M40i) for those so inclined.

2018 Lexus NX -- The NX 300 presents a sharper image, more luxury and performance features and superior resale. There's also a hybrid NX 300h model delivering a combined 33 mpg fuel economy rating.

Used Lexus RX 350 -- Considered the gold standard for luxury SUVs, a 2012-2016 Lexus RX 350 will give you more interior room, a smoother ride, better acceleration and better long-term resale value.