My wife and I have put about 1200 miles so far on our Lincoln MKC. I have to say I've been pretty impressed, initially I hadn't considered Lincoln and was skeptical when my spouse wanted to look. The ...
My wife and I have put about 1200 miles so far on our Lincoln MKC. I have to say I've been pretty impressed, initially I hadn't considered Lincoln and was skeptical when my spouse wanted to look. The MKC is not the same old Lincoln offerings. It feels significantly premium and unique. I have the 2.0 AWD in Reserve Trim with Climate Package and 19" rims.
Pros: The interior with the upgraded leather, rosewood accents, and lighting elements (welcome mat, HID, LED). The performance is spirited with the 2.0 or 2.3 (also test drove). The active noise cancellation (extremely quiet car from the inside). Ride quality is surprisingly adept. Sport mode feels very car like, not quite sports sedan, but not CUV either. Comfort is a bit spongy for my taste (maybe old hat Lincoln?).
Cons: Could stand to be larger in the rear seats and trunk. I kind of wish they would have axed the MKX and stretched this platform. I suppose that will be coming. The lighting in the trunk really needs an overhead light or at least one additional side light for visibility. With the Vista Roof you cannot attach a roof rack (for now at least, maybe a future accessory will change that). Memory functions could be more inclusive (separate infotainment and climate preferences could be stored). It would be nice if it had surround cameras like some of the competitors (rear camera is present).
Recommendation: I would skip the 2.3 engine. The performance wasn't that different, the extra fuel economy of the 2.0 is nice, and it can tow 1000 more pounds than the 2.3 (I don't know why). I didn't add the THX audio, but in hindsight I probably would. If you live in the city the driver assistant package may help (self parking, and self drive out of parking). You owe it to yourself to make sure you include the updated leather. It's amazingly good and puts my colleagues 2014 BMW X5 interior to shame. It's a small vehicle, but surprisingly versatile. We thought we'd need a bigger vehicle at first, but reconsidered after playing with the available space (Tow Package was necessary though).
Research: We cross-shoped this vehicle with the Audi Q5 TDI, Range Rover Evoque, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer Sport, and Lexus RX 350.