2016 Lincoln MKC

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$33,260

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2016 Lincoln MKC
2016 Lincoln MKC

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Dynamic handling
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Authentic wood or aluminum interior trim
  • Appealing exterior styling

The bad:

  • Value of higher-end models
  • Optional engine doesn't offer clear advantage
  • Push-button gear selector

4 trims

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Our 2016 Lincoln MKC trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Sync 3 touch-screen multimedia system available
  • Five-seat small crossover
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinders, including 2.3-liter engine
  • Self-parking system with exiting feature available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2016 Lincoln MKC review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Ford’s premium brand offers a luxury compact crossover in the 2016 Lincoln MKC. The MKC slots below the MKX in size and competes with the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.
New for 2016
Ford’s Sync 3 multimedia system is now available. A power liftgate is included on the Select trim level, and the MKX can tow up to 3,000 pounds when equipped with the Trailer Tow Package. A Climate Package includes a windshield wiper de-icer.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • LED accent lighting
  • Heated side mirrors with a memory feature
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips
  • Keyless entry
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 285-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate or hands-free liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automated parking system
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Collision warning system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Lincoln Manufacturing Defect

I love my MKC because it is beautiful, comfortable, and drives easily, yet is very practical with the ability to haul small pieces of furniture, a vacation's worth of luggage, etc. So what happens? About the same time as my husband died a year ago, the tailgate lost the ability to close automatically and I ended up having to push it shut which, it turns out, further damaged the closing mechanism. The dealer hemmed and hawed about fixing it, telling me that it would cost $200 to have it evaluated before the warranty coverage--which was still in effect--could be determined although they thought this particular issue was not covered by warranty. So I took it elsewhere and was told that yes, they had already fixed 7 or 8 Lincoln tailgates with the same problem, and so they got my tailgate to working again. About four months later, the problem reappeared, and the tailgate ended up having to be shut with a bungee cord. It is now in the same shop (which the dealer uses also) with no insurance or warranty coverage, and I am told that the frame to which the tailgate is attached is so bent and frail this time that I probably should refrain from using the tailgate once they get it straightened out enough to close! Believe me when I say that I treated that tailgate with extra care after the repair, not allowing anyone to touch it so as to keep it in proper alignment....until it quit shutting on its own. Then it needed a push in order to close; then it simply couldn't close. Who would ever buy this as a used car even though it is a good car with low mileage? I am beyond frustrated because I cannot afford another car without taking money from my long-term care fund, and I am 80. This is a Lincoln, for God's sake! How could it be so flimsy?

4.7

Absolutely happy with purchase.

This car met my HAVE TO HAVE LIST and more. My previous car was a MKX. This car is peppier and doesn't drive as heavy as the mkx. Although it is slightly smaller I haven't noticed it. The electronics are very user friendly. Only thing missing was Matthew McConaughey in the driver's seat. I would have paid more for that model.

5.0

We are very please with this vehicle purchase.

It's comfortable and easy to drive. Good on gas and it looks great! We love it! The bumper to bumper warranty make owning this vehicle a dream come true!

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance

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