Changes to the
2016 Lincoln MKC compact-luxury-crossover SUV are limited to some new colors, the addition of Sync 3 and a 3,000-pound tow rating with the 2.3-liter engine when equipped with the trailer tow package.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is an all-new crossover SUV for this classic American prestige brand, and it brings Lincoln into the heart of the hottest model segment in today’s automotive market.
About Lincoln MKC
Lincoln MKC small-luxury
SUV for 2016 is the latest salvo in Lincoln’s war on mediocrity. Though it shares its underpinnings with the
Ford Escape, the MKC looks and feels more substantial, and its interior amenities leave little to be desired. Two fuel-efficient turbocharged engines further the MKC’s forward-thinking attitude and help it go head-to-head with other newcomers including the Land Rover Evoque,
BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, as well as the already established
Acura RDX and
Audi Q5. Offered in a variety of trims with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD), the 2016 MKC may not be the most technologically advanced vehicle in the Lincoln fleet, but it certainly is the most youthful.
Pros: "Fun to drive. Technology is incredible and useful."
Cons: "Seats are firm but they all are these days"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I drove every luxury SUV on the Market over the past two years searching both for my wife (2012 BMW X 3) and myself. I have driven my MKC 3500 miles and love it.
Best HID headlights and entry lights I have seen,dashboard is attractive and push button gearshift both saves room and looks great. Be sure and get the Lincoln drive control. With it the car rides comparable to my 2008 Avalon even though it is an SUV and a foot and a half shorter.
The best thing about this car is Lincoln made all options available and did not try to up sell me to a larger model to get every conceivable option. I got everything on mine.
My wife cannot believe my MKC is as peppy as her BMW and drives smoother. The technology is incredible. The Navigation and Lincoln touch system are state of the art and user friendly. Large easy to read screen. The car even tells me if it thinks I need a rest. Backup camera easy to use. Blind spot safety feature very useful. Automatic dimming of the headlights , cross traffic alert, etc among the options I find very useful.
I also love the styling and the interior is well done. I would recommend this car highly. I think it sets the bar in the small SUV market."
"I happened to be in the market for a new car the week this vehicle came out six months ago. After looking at several other luxury crossovers with similar mileage and features, I decided that MKC was the best option. It is a smooth ride, very responsive and has plenty of cargo space. I can drive to Houston, over 250 mile trip, on one tank and I exceed the speed limit. The only downside is the satellite radio reception. The antenna is extremely weak. It goes out when I drive by large buildings and at other random times. VERY annoying. This issue needs to be fixed."
"I test drove pretty much all the vehicles that fall into the compact luxury SUV class and without a doubt the MKC beats the competition hands down in my opinion. The ride is superior to all the others in this category and it's obvious a great deal of thought went into the option package choices, making this SUV affordable for a wide range of buyers. Some of the experts claim the vehicle doesn't have enough power with the base engine or the 2.3 upgrade, which I find to be inaccurate. The vehicle handles excellent and has plenty of pep with the base 2.0 engine, making it a fun vehicle to drive. If one desires more power the 2.3 fulfills that need. It appears the gas mileage estimates are relatively accurate since I haven't changed my driving habits and I'm getting pretty close to the mileage that's advertised. I find that some of the competition must base their mileage estimates on perfect driving conditions using drivers who operate the vehicles in a manner simply to achieve maximum mileage and then advertise such. The interior and exterior definitely gives the appearance of luxury contrary to what some of the experts say. Furthermore, it appears that some of these experts seem to be somewhat mixed up between luxury and sport since many of their ratings seem to dwell on power and sport handling rather than the level of luxury a vehicle offers. I can't speak for others, but I want a luxury SUV for it's luxury attributes and nice handling and that's why I chose the MKC. If I wanted a sports car type vehicle I wouldn't have purchased the MKC! I have roughly 3,000 miles on my MKC and couldn't be more pleased with the vehicle so far!"